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The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding

The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for floodingST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



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Multiple boats escape from Hudson River, crash into Amtrak bridge

Multiple boats escape from Hudson River, crash into Amtrak bridgeEight large barges, including a cruise boat, broke loose and floated down the Hudson River towards Albany.



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Migrant caravan reforms in Mexico after thousands make desperate journey from Guatemala across river

Migrant caravan reforms in Mexico after thousands make desperate journey from Guatemala across riverA growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the US border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they started walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile (1.5 kilometres). Several hundred more already had applied for refugee status in Mexico and an estimated 1,500 were still on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River, hoping to enter legally. The decision to re-form the migrant caravan capped a day in which Mexican authorities again refused mass entry to migrants on the bridge, instead accepting small groups for asylum processing and giving out 45-day visitor permits to some.  Authorities handed out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at US border posts when dealing with large numbers of migrants. But many became impatient and circumventing the border gate, crossing the river on rafts, by swimming or by wading in full view of the hundreds of Mexican police manning the blockade on the bridge. Some paid locals the equivalent of $ 1.25 (£0.95) to ferry them across the muddy waters. They were not detained on reaching the Mexican bank. Migrants cite widespread poverty and gang violence in Honduras as their reasons for joining the caravan.  The caravan has triggered an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric from Donald Trump, the US president, who has threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the military and close the US-Mexico border if authorities do not stop the migrants. A Honduran migrant looks over the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala Credit: AP Photo/Oliver de Ros At a rally on Saturday, he suggested the caravan was politically motivated. "The Democrats want caravans, they like the caravans. A lot of people say 'I wonder who started that caravan?'" he said in Elko, Nevada, where migration has become an issue in the upcoming US mid-term elections. Nevertheless, as they passed through Mexican villages on the outskirts of Ciudad Hidalgo, the caravan drew applause and donations of food and clothing. Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighborhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed. "It's solidarity," she said. "They're our brothers." On Sunday, federal police monitored the caravan's progress from a helicopter and had a few units escorting it. Outside Tapachula about 500 briefly gathered along the highway on buses and in patrol units, but officers said their instructions were to maintain traffic on the highway not stop the caravan.



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NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dumpWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.



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Parts of the Carolinas to remain underwater as river flooding from Florence persists through September

Parts of the Carolinas to remain underwater as river flooding from Florence persists through SeptemberWhile crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.



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Hundreds rescued as river reaches record heights in North Carolina

Hundreds rescued as river reaches record heights in North CarolinaNorth Carolina rivers may crest higher than they did during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.



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Body of 3rd victim of Colorado River boat crash recovered

Body of 3rd victim of Colorado River boat crash recoveredMOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The bodies of a man and woman killed in a weekend collision of two recreational boats on the Colorado River were found Tuesday and the search continued for one other missing person, authorities said.



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Body of 1 person found after boats crash on Colorado River

Body of 1 person found after boats crash on Colorado RiverMOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The body of a California woman who was among four people missing after two boats collided on the Colorado River was found Monday, authorities said.



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9 injured, 4 missing as boats collide on Colorado River

9 injured, 4 missing as boats collide on Colorado RiverThe two vessels collided head on at about 8 p.m. local time between Pirate Cove and the Topock Marina, north of Lake Havasu near the Moabi Regional Park, a recreational area on the Colorado River.



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Survivor describes deadly Colorado River boat crash: 'I thought I was going to drown'

Survivor describes deadly Colorado River boat crash: 'I thought I was going to drown'Taylor Corbino described the "horrific" head-on collision in an interview with "Good Morning America" Tuesday.



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