Missing persons

This aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing one person and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building until nightfall for two...
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Surging waves hit against the breakwater and a lighthouse as Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie prefecture, central Japan Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
October 12, 2019 - 10:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare...
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FILE - In this July 6, 1944 file photo people flee a fire in the big top of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford. Conn. Authorities are exhuming the bodies of two victims of the 1944 circus fire in hopes of identifying a Vermont woman who has been missing since then. The exhumations began Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2019, at the Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Conn. Officials will analyze DNA samples to determine whether one of the buried women is Grace Fifield of Newport, Vt. (AP Photo/File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in the hopes of determining whether one of them is a woman who is among five people still listed as missing after the tragedy. The exhumations at Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Connecticut,...
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October 06, 2019 - 7:05 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is dead, three boys are unaccounted for and a 16-year-old girl is safe after the car they were riding in plunged into a canal Sunday in Delaware, authorities said. Delaware State Police are investigating why and how the car entered the Chesapeake and...
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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Taiwan's Military News Agency via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 6:32 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Searchers in Taiwan have recovered five bodies and are looking for one more person missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed into the water below, authorities said Wednesday. The National Fire Agency said two of the dead were Indonesian and...
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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Taiwan's Military News Agency via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims...
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September 27, 2019 - 2:50 pm
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — The body of a missing North Carolina woman has been found near a bridge, and sheriff's deputies have charged a man in connection with her death. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said 60-year-old Steve Allen Avery of Lincolnton was charged with first-degree murder early...
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A rescued migrant looks at the horizon from inside the men's shelter aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Italy allowed a charity rescue ship to sail Saturday to a tiny southern island so the 82 migrants aboard could be transferred to shore, but the Italian foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing a crackdown on humanitarian vessels. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 17, 2019 - 9:58 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean a rescue ship picked up 48 people from a small wooden craft off the coast of Libya. And in northern France...
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September 16, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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September 16, 2019 - 12:28 pm
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four young Florida children are missing after the body of their mother was found in Georgia. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Monday that detectives were questioning Casei Jones' husband in connection with her death. The sheriff's office said in a statement...
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