Search underway for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay did...

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely" during the coronavirus pandemic and be prepared to send an...

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operat...

Stranded cruise ship hit by virus begs Florida to dock

MIAMI (AP) — As a cruise ship stranded at sea with dozens sick and four dead makes for Florida, passengers who have been confined to their rooms for more than a week are anxious for relief, hoping Gov...

Judge won't halt salvage of capsized ship on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guar...

Tanks spotted in NE Taiwan as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan battle tanks were spotted prowling the streets of Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (March 25), as cross-strait tensions rise during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pand...

6 Vietnamese stowaways break out of quarantine in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Vietnamese nationals who had been arrested for trying to sneak into the country illegally escaped from their quarantine and detention facility in western Taiwan on Tue...

Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — Tucked deep in the obituary for Charles Recka was an announcement that a Mass celebrating his 87 years of life “will be held at a later date.” Such notices are increas...

31 Vietnamese nabbed on Taiwanese boat quarantined for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rise in Taiwan, 31 Vietnamese nationals were arrested after being found to have been smuggled on a fishing boat on Saturd...

10 Chinese speedboats attack Taiwan coast guard cutters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) 9th (Kinmen) Offshore Flotilla on Thursday (March 19) reported that its vessels were attacked by more than 10 Chinese speedboats, whic...

Tanker with about 190 migrants runs aground on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tanker carrying around 190 migrants run aground in rough weather just outside the port on the Cycladic island of Kea, near the Greek capital, the coast guard said Monday. ...

UN agency says some 300 migrants intercepted off Libya coast

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted over 300 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said. ...

AP EXPLAINS: The new migration crisis at Europe's borders

ANKARA (AP) — Facing a potential wave of nearly a million people fleeing fighting in northern Syria, Turkey has thrown open its borders with Greece to thousands of refugees and other migrants trying t...

Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece's border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Uni...

Child dies as migrants rush to cross Greek-Turkish border

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders. ...