San Francisco authorities search for woman buried in landslide

U.S. 02/22/19, 21:32

Rescue workers switched from search to recovery mode Friday night in their efforts to find a woman believed to be buried by a landslide near a San Francisco beach. One woman was rescued after the landside above a beach popular with dog walkers. Dozens of search-and-rescue workers had been frantically sifting ...

New York city woman stuck in elevator for the entire weekend

New York 01/28/19, 16:08

A New York City woman was stuck in an elevator from Friday evening until she was rescued Monday morning. Marites Fortaliza, 53, a housekeeper for billionaire and conservative political donor Warren Stephens, was caught between the second and third floors of the Upper East Side townhouse, the New York Post reported Monday. Fortaliza did ...

Russian baby rescued after nearly 36 hours in frozen rubble

Europe 01/01/19, 15:49

Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone's delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 ...

Police: Woman in wreck saved after 6 days in Arizona desert

U.S. 10/31/18, 15:37

A woman spent six days in the Arizona desert after her car veered off a highway, surviving injuries from the crash and getting rescued after someone noticed a broken fence, authorities said Wednesday.The Department of Public Safety said two state transportation workers and a rancher were corralling a cow along ...

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Asia & Pacific 10/29/18, 22:10

Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country's capital. Father of Bhavye Suneja, one of the pilots of a Lion Air plane ...

Update: Search being conducted at sea for Lion Air plane

Asia & Pacific 10/28/18, 23:12

The Latest on a Lion Air plane disappearance (all times local): 10 a.m. A search and rescue effort is being conducted at sea for a Lion Air passenger jet that lost contact shortly after it left Jakarta. The Boeing 737-800 departed the Indonesian capital about 6.20 a.m. for Pangkal Pinang on an island ...

Indonesia’s Lion Air says it’s lost contact with airplane

Asia & Pacific 10/28/18, 22:39

Indonesia's Lion Air said Monday it has lost contact with a passenger jet flying from Jakarta to an island off Sumatra. A search and rescue effort has been launched for the Boeing 737-800 plane which departed Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. "We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact," said ...

Arizona man talks about 2-day ordeal in abandoned mine shaft

U.S. 10/28/18, 18:17

Amateur prospector John Waddell realizes he's lucky to be alive after surviving a two-day ordeal at the bottom of an old abandoned mine shaft in the Arizona desert.The 60-year-old Waddell broke his left leg and ankle when he lost control of a rope he was using to lower himself into ...

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive trio snakes

U.S. 10/20/18, 10:17

An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of ...

Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

World 10/11/18, 02:24

Indonesia's search for victims buried in Palu neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city.Men view the damage at a tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake ...

Humpback whale calf rescued from net off Australian beach

Asia & Pacific 10/09/18, 08:07

A whale calf has been freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast. Experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Sea World Gold Coast worked for almost two hours on Tuesday morning to untangle the humpback calf from a net about 500 meters (yards) ...

West Texas rescue crews search for flood victims

U.S. 10/08/18, 16:35

Rescue crews in boats and helicopters are searching for at least four people missing since heavy rain washed away a recreational vehicle park in a small West Texas city. (Oct. 8)Source: The Associated Press

Update: Tsunami-hit Indonesia shopping mall being looted

World 09/29/18, 23:29

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local):11:15 a.m.Looters are stealing items from a shopping mall badly damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in the hard-hit Indonesian city of Palu in central Sulawesi as search and rescue efforts continue for trapped victims. An Associated ...

Update: President orders gov’t help for Indonesia quake

World 09/28/18, 23:39

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):10 a.m.Indonesia's president says he instructed the security minister to coordinate the government's response to a quake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi.A man stands amid the damage caused by a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, ...

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