Sheriff: Five boats sank in Texas Trump parade, no injuries

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five boats sank in a Texas lake during a nautical parade in support of President Donald Trump as tightly packed boats created large waves, officials said Sunday. Boaters began calling for help “almost immediately” after the procession for Trump’s reelection got underway on a lake west of Austin on Saturday, according […]

Search for migrant boat as powerful storm lashes Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities launched a large search and rescue operation Friday following a distress call from a vessel carrying dozens of migrants, which was caught in a powerful storm that lashed western Greece with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and flooding. Coast guard officials said at least three merchant […]

Cyprus worried as 4 migrant boats reach island in 48 hours

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities are alarmed over the arrival of four boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation’s coastline within a 48-hour span. Cyprus police said Sunday that four vessels appeared off Cyprus’ eastern and southern coast over the last two days carrying a total 123 […]

Several boats sink during Texas parade for President Trump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokesperson for the Travis County sheriff’s office in Texas says “several” boats sank Saturday while taking part in a parade in support of President Donald Trump. “We responded to multiple calls of boats in distress, several of them sank,” but there are no reports of fatalities or injuries and investigators […]

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say […]

Criminal charges loom in California boat fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine days after the scuba boat Conception went down in flames with 34 people trapped below deck in one of the deadliest disasters in California maritime history, a federal grand jury began looking into whether a crime had been committed. Now, a year after the Sept. 2 tragedy, investigations into the […]

The Latest: Several boats sunk at Florida pier as Sally hits

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: PENSACOLA, Fla. — Several boats docked at a pier in Pensacola, Florida, have sunk as Sally moved over the Gulf Coast. Pensacola police spokesperson Mike Wood also said Wednesday he doesn’t know the whereabouts of a replica of one of the ships that made Christopher Columbus’s historic […]

Greece: 3 migrants dead, 56 saved after boat sinks off Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete on Monday, leaving three dead, while a large rescue operation managed to save 56 others from the sea, authorities said. The Greek coast guard said efforts continued deep into the evening to locate other people who might be in the […]

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