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Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. So far rescue teams […]

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s […]

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, authorities said Monday. The collision happened Saturday just outside Auke Bay, north of Juneau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a statement. The Coast Guard relayed information to NOAA that the boat […]

Newsfeed Now: Woman gives birth on pontoon boat; Arkansas girl becomes hero

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends. (KARK/NEXSTAR) – “Baby on board” has a brand new meaning for one Florida family after a woman gave birth while […]

Taiwan’s dragon boat races among few to be held this year

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday became one of the few places to hold a boat race, thanks to no local transmissions of the coronavirus being reported on the island in over two months. The pandemic led to the cancellation of traditional dragon boat races in Hong Kong and of holiday activities in Beijing, […]

Navy awards $9.5 billion submarine contract to Electric Boat

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy has announced a proposed $9.5 billion contract with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat to build the first two submarines of a new generation of ballistic missile vessels. The new Columbia-class submarines are being built at Electric Boat’s shipyards in Groton, Connecticut, and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Early construction began at […]

Italian island out of room to quarantine arriving migrants

ROME (AP) — Several small boats filled with more Tunisian migrants have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them as required by Italy’s anti-coronavirus measures, local officials said Saturday. Sicilian daily newspaper Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto’ Martello as saying the island can’t wait until the […]

Teens reel in 700-pound bluefin tuna off coast of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (WJW) — Two teenagers reeled in the catch of the summer on a recent fishing trip. Martin Scanlan, 16, says he and his 17-year-old friend went fishing in Portland, Maine, earlier this month. The pair hit the water for a day of fun when they unexpectedly caught a 700-pound bluefin tuna. “I was […]

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