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Florida condo collapse settlement reached, tops $1 billion

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the families who lost relatives in last year's collapse of a Florida condominium tower that killed 98 people reached a $1.02 billion settlement Friday, providing a speedy resolution to lawsuits that could have dragged on for years. The...

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday....

Central Indiana coroner confirms storm-related death

May. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana coroner confirmed Friday that a construction worker died this week during a thunderstorm . Workers were in the process of stopping work due to thunderstorms Wednesday when strong winds caused the boom lift they were on to topple, Boone County...

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

May. 27, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the...

Police: Teen charged in shooting of 9-year-old girl

May. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A 15-year-old Virginia boy has been arrested and charged in a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition, police said. Prince William County police said the teen is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding,...

Pilot in critical condition after crash in Wauwatosa

May. 27, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A student pilot is critical condition after his small plane crashed in Wauwatosa. Police said in a statement Friday that the two-seat Cessna 152 crashed in a home’s backyard Thursday afternoon after taking off from Timmerman Airport on Milwaukee’s north...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

Tree toppled in storm kills woman, 78, in South Carolina

May. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — A woman sitting on the porch of her daughter's South Carolina home was killed when a storm toppled a tree onto the house, authorities said. Thelma Jordan Carroll, 78, was pronounced dead at the home in Gaffney Thursday afternoon, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis...

NTSB: Pilot disorientation likely caused fatal 2019 crash

May. 27, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pilot disorientation is listed as a probable cause of the 2019 small plane crash that killed five people in south Louisiana. The Advocate reports that the National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash said the pilot likely experienced “spatial...

Building collapse death toll in southwest Iran rises to 26

May. 27, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescue teams at the site of a 10-story collapsed building in southwestern Iran pulled seven more bodies from the rubble on Friday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 26, Iranian state TV reported Friday. A tower at the Metropol Building that was...