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EXPLAINER: Why are Florida waters so dangerous for migrants?

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The turbulent ocean waters around Florida can be treacherous even on a calm, sunny day. Throw in an overloaded boat, inexperienced mariners, stormy weather and the dark of ...

Capsized boat found near Florida; 39 people missing

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Tuesday for 39 people missing for several days after a boat believed to be used for human smuggling capsized off Florida’s coast en route from the Bahamas...

Coast Guard searching for 39 missing people after Good Samaritan rescues lone man clinging to boat off Florida coast

MIAMI (AP) — Coast Guard searching for 39 missing people after Good Samaritan rescues lone man clinging to boat off Florida coast.

4 hungry, thirsty men rescued from drifting boat near BVI

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that it helped rescue four men aboard a boat that apparently ran out of gas and was adrift for three days near the British Virgin Islan...

Taiwan auto repair shop owner a good Samaritan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An auto repair shop owner personally delivered parts across Taiwan to one of his customers who called for help after her car broke down in east Taiwan. The woman, surna...

Texas Mom says safe return of 3-year-old son a 'miracle'

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old Texas boy who was found alive after being missing for four days in a wooded area near his home on Monday called his safe return a “miracle.” ...

Ship's anchor may have caused massive California oil spill

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A ship’s anchor may have hooked, dragged and torn an underwater pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the ocean off Southern California, accord...

The Latest: SKorea to extend distancing rules in Seoul area

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it’ll extend the toughest distancing rules imposed on the greater Seoul area for another two weeks, as it’s battling its worst coronavirus outbreak. ...

Coast Guard: 13 Cubans rescued, others missing off Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people after their boat capsized off of Key West as Tropical Storm Elsa approached, the agency said. The ni...

Coast Guard: 13 Cubans rescued, others missing off Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people after their boat capsized off of Key West as Tropical Storm Elsa approached, the agency said. The ni...

Man ticketed in suburban Chicago dog park for tree treatment

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man who said he sprayed trees in a suburban Chicago park to protect them after an anxious dog chewed off the bark has been ticketed by authorities. Asher Th...

Good Samaritan recalls jumping from bridge to save girl, 2

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is being hailed as a hero for leaping off a bridge into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl who had been ejected from a wrecked vehicle into the waters below. ...

Puerto Rican man missing in Lake Michigan after capsize

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.. (AP) — A Puerto Rican man was identified Monday as the boater missing in Lake Michigan after the vessel he was on capsized. Kelvin Soto Crespo, 20, of Yabucoa, Pu...

Taiwanese postal worker rescues mail recipient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mailman in Yilan County delivered not just mail but also possibly life-saving help to a man who fell unconscious in front of his home on April 27. A 60-year-old Yilan...

Florida casts itself as elections model, but clashes remain

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state famed for election night fiascoes, Florida's handling of the November presidential vote was hailed as a sign it finally got things right. Even so, Florida Republica...