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Blast levels French building; at least 1 dead, baby found

Dec. 07, 2021 08:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but rescued his baby and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast. Two other people are missing. ...

3 firefighters injured, rescued from Minneapolis home

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three firefighters were injured and had to be rescued from a burning home in Minneapolis. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. A neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire in the back of the single-family...

Report: Building collapse in southern Egypt kills 3 children

Dec. 06, 2021 03:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province on Monday, killing at least three children, the country’s state-run media reported. Rescue teams retrieved at least nine injured from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of...

1 dead after a shed collapsed in Goldsboro, N.C.

Dec. 04, 2021 19:52 PM EST

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A person has died after a shed he was moving fell on top of the individual east of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WNCN reports that Wayne County officials said the incident was reported in a neighborhood near Elroy township at about 2:30 p.m....

Wisconsin condo building evacuated due to structural issues

Dec. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A six-story condominium building that was the subject of resident complaints dating back to June 2020 has been evacuated in a Milwaukee suburb after engineers found the structure was in imminent danger of collapsing. Police and firefighters cleared...

Summer lawsuit trial seen in deadly Florida condo collapse

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

A summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people, a judge said Wednesday. The time frame for a trial to begin would be July or August, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael...

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

Nov. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city’s request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop. The city wants to tear down the site because the building has...

At least 4 killed in southern China dormitory collapse

Nov. 23, 2021 00:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least four people have died in the partial collapse of a workers’ dormitory in the southern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media report. Part of the six-story building in the province’s Ganjiang New District tumbled down Monday evening, they...

Mercer Bailey, who spent 47 years with AP, dies

Nov. 22, 2021 12:35 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Mercer Bailey, whose 47-year career with The Associated Press began with the use of Morse Code and concluded in the early days of the internet, has died of complications from COVID-19. Bailey's family said he died Saturday at a hospital in Belton,...

Historic downtown Miami courthouse to open after inspection

Nov. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The historic courthouse in downtown Miami is set to reopen after an engineering inspection spurred by the collapse of a nearby beachfront condominium. The 27-story Dade County Courthouse, built in 1928, never completed its required 40-year safety...