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    KENNER, La. (AP) — Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.

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    PECOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are searching for a man and a teenage girl allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a cash machine in Pecos.

  • 231 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise.

  • Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities said Friday.

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    STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Just over five years ago, soon after they wed, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle set off on a journey to areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners, an admittedly quixotic trek their parents say was in keeping with the couple’s adventure-seeking spirit.

  • California wildfires make searching for missing tough

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Searches for the missing amid California’s storm of wildfires have been marked mostly by confusion.

  • Puerto Rico slum transformed by ‘Despacito’ seeks to revive

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hope had come in with a song for La Perla, a seaside slum that had long been notorious as a violent enclave that served as Puerto Rico’s biggest distribution point for heroin.