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Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris following a strong earthquake that destroyed several buildings on Friday, in Elazig, eastern Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Rescue workers were continuing to search for people buried under the rubble of apartment blocks in Elazig and neighboring Malatya. Mosques, schools, sports halls and student dormitories were opened for hundreds who left their homes after the quake. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

Jan. 26, 2020 9:59 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts. Turkish authorities said the...

Rescue workers carry a wounded man that was found alive in the rubble of a building destroyed on Friday's earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  Rescue workers were continuing to search for people buried under the rubble of apartment blocks in Elazig and neighboring Malatya. Mosques, schools, sports halls and student dormitories were opened for hundreds who left their homes after the quake.(Depo Photos via AP)

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Jan. 25, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said. Speaking at a televised news conference, Interior Minister Suleyman...

4 firefighters injured when roof of burning home collapses

Jan. 25, 2020 2:14 PM EST

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Four firefighters in southeastern Missouri are recovering from injuries they sustained when the roof of a house where they were battling a fire collapsed on them, officials said. Sikeston fire crews responded Friday evening to the house fire, Cape Girardeau television station KFVS...

A relative of a victim cries during a tribute to those who died in the dam disaster last year in Brumadinho city, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. The wave of mud and debris that on Jan. 25, 2019 buried the equivalent of 300 soccer pitches and killed 270 people, continues to barrel over residents' minds, the local economy and the environment, one year later. (AP Photo/Gustavo Andrade)

One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse

Jan. 25, 2020 11:40 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like she has so many other nights, Ana María Gomes is awakened by the cries of her husband and tries to calm him as he shouts for help from his mine coworkers. She convinces him the dam collapse that devastated their city of Brumadinho and killed at least 270 people happened a...

Building collapses in Indian capital, killing 5 people

Jan. 25, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A building that was being expanded in the Indian capital collapsed Saturday, killing five people on the main floor, including four students, an official said. The students were attending a coaching class on the first story of the building in New Delhi’s Bhajanpur area when the roof...

People look at a collapsed building after a 6.8 earthquake struck Elazig city centre in the eastern Turkey, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least four people, Turkish officials said. (IHA via AP)

Death toll from eastern Turkey earthquake climbs to 20

Jan. 25, 2020 1:40 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency officials said the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked the country's east climbed to 20 people Saturday, with more than 1,000 people injured. Rescue workers were continuing to search for some 30 people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings in...

Rescue workers search on a collapsed building after a 6.8 earthquake struck Sivrice town in Elazig in eastern Turkey, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least 14 people, Turkish officials said.(IHA via AP)

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

Jan. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. Rescue teams from neighboring provinces were dispatched...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

Jan. 24, 2020 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction...

A view of the remains of the home that is being demolished in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Ganges, Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The property owners decided to demolish the house with the collapsing dune growing closer to the edge of the home. The home has been in the Curtis family since the 1930s. (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)

Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

Jan. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owners of a home along Lake Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job in western Michigan. Relentless waves and high water have scoured the lakeshore, destroying or threatening properties that have been in families for generations. Helen Curtis-Foster and...

Historic building in Butte damaged by fire, cause unknown

Jan. 23, 2020 11:55 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A historic building in Butte that housed two bars and a brewery was badly damaged by fire early Thursday, Butte-Silver Bow fire officials said. The fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Fire Chief Jeff Miller said the flames were too intense for firefighters to remain in the building...