Search and rescue efforts

Trash and a fake rattle snake sculpture are seen on the front door of a home where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The parents of 13 children and young adults have pleaded not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that they tortured and abused the siblings for years. David and Louise Turpin were each ordered held on $12 million bail after entering their pleas Thursday and were scheduled to return to court on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 19, 2018 - 5:35 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a...
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This January, 2018 photo provided by Bethel Search and Rescue shows people and objects on a portion of the Kuskokwim River near Bethel, Alaska, that is partly covered by ice, not as much as usual this time of year. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures have opened dangerous holes in frozen rivers that rural Alaskans use as roads. One troublesome ice highway is the Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year’s Eve after driving his snowmobile into a hole. (Bethel Search and Rescue via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest — and usually coldest — state. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in areas of rural Alaska have opened dangerous gaps in frozen rivers that residents use to travel from village to village and to hunting...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. A Chinese official said Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 7:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The deadly explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent and created enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts, a Chinese official said Friday. The sinking of the Sanchi after a Jan. 6 high seas collision with a grain freighter...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 image made from a video provided by Westpac Little Ripper, a yellow flotation device is dropped from a flying drone toward two teenagers caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast. A flying drone has dropped the flotation device to the pair in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. They were about a kilometer (0.6 mile) from lifeguards who were about to start training with the new drones, equipped with a camera, rescue gear and six rotors. (Westpac Little Ripper via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 11:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...
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This undated photo provided by Brogan Hortonshows Richard, a 15-year-old neglected pony that is being saved thanks to an online fundraising campaign by Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit in Bridgton, Maine. Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer, infection and frostbite. (AP Photo/Brogan Horton)
January 17, 2018 - 1:55 pm
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. The Paris prosecutor's office said sites being searched Wednesday include Lactalis headquarters in Laval in western...
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This Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo taken and provided by Michael Lethbridge, emergency services officers work to cut his nephew Samuel Lethbridge, 17, from the wreck of his car off the Pacific Highway south of Swansea in New South Wales state, Australia. The father of the teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in the car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. (Michael Lethbridge via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 2:40 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, remained in intensive care in a hospital with multiple...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey, who was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. Sisters Sawyer Corey, 12, and Morgan Christine Corey, were sleeping when the mud smashed into their home. Sawyer was found dead earlier in the week. Her sister, Morgan's body was found Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, in mud and debris. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — An immigrant from Mexico and a pair of sisters were among the 20 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California. Other victims included a 30-year-old man and his 6-year-old son and father-in-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people. Much of the water on...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is seen partially sunk in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. The fire from the sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. (Ministry of Transport via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who identified himself only by his...
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