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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...

Prosecutor: Man knew toddler was in car when he opened fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A 25-year-old Chicago man charged with attempted murder in a road-rage shooting that left a toddler with a critical head injury opened fire on the vehicle even after the driver of the o...

Chicago man charged in road-rage shooting that wounded child

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a suspect in a road-rage shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive earlier this month that critically wounded a toddler, Chicago police ann...

Pandemic good Samaritan faces hefty tax bill for his efforts

MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut middle school teacher who raised $41,000 to help hundreds of his struggling neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic got an unwelcome surprise for his charitable ef...

Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting boy arrested in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by police early Tuesday is accused of abducting, sexually assaulting and shooting a 12-year-old boy who had snuck out of his home to walk to a friend's house in South Flori...

Taiwanese street cleaner turns in large sum of found cash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tainan Environmental Protection Bureau worker turned in lost money he found, which was valued at nearly NT$50,000 (US$1,724). The cash was claimed by its owner the ne...