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Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

February 24, 2020

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive.Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian...

California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

February 22, 2020

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine's Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive.Carol Kiparsky,...

Case of missing children tied to doomsday beliefs, 3 deaths


HONOLULU (AP) — Family members used to describe Lori Vallow as an attentive mother who had her kids’ best interests at heart.But that was before she reportedly declared herself a god sent to prepare the world for an imminent apocalypse. Before three...

City that prayed, searched for missing girl says goodbye

February 21, 2020

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried for a missing 6-year-old girlsaid goodbye Friday to the youngster, who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later.A sea of bright colors, especially...

Mom of 2 missing Idaho children arrested in Hawaii

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | February 20, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — The mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday in Hawaii.Lori Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell,46, was arrested on a warrant issued in Madison County, Idaho, and was being held on $5 million bail, Kauai...

Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Where some judges...

Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

By RENATA BRITO | February 19, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday.The news came after...

Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self

By JEFFREY COLLINS | February 18, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday.Faye Marie Swetlik died of asphyxiation just hours after she was abducted, Lexington...

Trial begins in lawsuit over missing woman’s murdered sons

February 18, 2020

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A final chapter in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished about a decade ago and the killings of her young sons in a fiery attack by their father years later began Tuesday with opening statements in a lawsuit against Washington...

Killing of 7-year-old stokes anger in Mexico over femicides

February 17, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month.The city prosecutor's office...

South Carolina girl found dead, days after going missing

By JEFFREY COLLINS | February 13, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old South Carolina girl who disappeared earlier in the week after getting off her school bus was found dead Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been opened, authorities said.The body of a man also was found recently...

Police still searching for missing South Carolina girl, 6

February 12, 2020

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers continued to look Wednesday for a 6-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday.Investigators have no evidence that Faye Marie Swetlik...