ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard says more than 700 migrants have been rescued near Sicily in less than 24 hours.
The stream of smugglers' boats aiming for European shores continues without letup despite renewed pledges by European leaders to better manage illegal migration.
The coast guard said Friday that it had received sat phone requests, since late Thursday afternoon, to aid five boats crowded with 705 migrants near Sicily. All were rescued except for one migrant who reportedly fell into the sea during rescue operations by a Maltese cargo ship. The coast guard says a search was launched.
Thousands of migrants try to reach Italian shores by sea each year. Some 365 migrants drowned in an Oct. 3 capsizing near Lampedusa, an Italian island.
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A Sandoval County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle while he was directing traffic at an earlier snow-related crash on Interstate 25.
Albuquerque police have obtained an arrest warrant for the man investigators say held up a Home Depot store last month.
It's been steadily snowing in Albuquerque all morning as the majority of New Mexico feels the effects of the snow and dropping temperatures.
As the first week of December arrived, so did a storm bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
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KRQE Sports has learned that a developmental soccer team is coming to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Sol FC will be affiliated with Major League Soccer.