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1 man dead, another seriously hurt in Tucson wall collapse

Sep. 22, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — One man was killed and another seriously injured after a wall collapsed Tuesday inside an office building on Tucson’s southwest side, authorities said. Tucson Fire Department officials said crews were called out about 10 a.m. and one victim was declared dead at the scene and the...

Rescuers look for survivors after a residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of Mumbai, India, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. (AP Photo/Praful Gangurde)

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

Sep. 21, 2020 4:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said. Around 20-25 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of the four-story building in Maharashtra state that collapsed at...

Seattle closes another pier after collapse of Pier 58

Sep. 19, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials ordered the closure of Pier 57 on the downtown waterfront Friday, saying they were concerned that the unstable status of nearby Pier 58 could put people in danger. Pier 57 is privately owned and houses the Miner’s Landing tourist shopping center, along with the Great...

This handout photo published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account, shows himself, centre, and his wife Yulia, right, daughter Daria, and son Zakhar, top left, posing for a photo in a hospital in Berlin, Germany.  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has posted the picture of himself in a hospital in Germany and says he's breathing on his own. He posted on Instagram Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020:

Navalny team alleges Novichok found in hotel water bottle

Sep. 17, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that a water bottle with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he fell ill on a flight from there to Moscow last month. Navalny later was flown to Germany, where...

Cars and a motorcycle are underwater as water floods a street, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Sep. 16, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous...

More than 20 workers hurt in crane accident in Austin, Texas

Sep. 16, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under...

Corbin Boyce holds an American flag on the beach near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, as strong winds and rough waves from Hurricane Sally scour the shoreline. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

The Latest: Sally's winds increase to 90 mph

Sep. 16, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally is strengthening as it creeps toward Florida and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm's winds have increased to 90 mph (150 kph). Sally was centered about 65 miles (105...

SC urges owners to lower dam levels ahead of Hurricane Sally

Sep. 15, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina environmental officials are urging owners and operators of reservoirs across the state to be ready to handle potentially heavy rainfall in the coming days as Hurricane Sally makes landfall and drenches inland areas. The Department of Health and Environmental Control on...

Emergency personnel respond to the parking garage that partially collapsed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.  The parking deck under construction has collapsed for a second time in as many days. Atlanta Fire Rescue said Saturday,  that fire units were deployed to the building in the city's Midtown section for “a second major collapse” of the parking deck that partially fell Friday.  (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

Sep. 12, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the site in as many days — sending a worker trying to shore up the structure plunging several stories below, authorities said. The man suffered leg injuries after falling...

Damage is seen to a parking deck under construction after it partially collapsed, injuring several workers, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage)

Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 6 workers injured

Sep. 11, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A section of concrete on a parking deck under construction in Atlanta partially collapsed on Friday, injuring six workers. Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley said firefighters cut out one worker trapped under debris with saws. Video from news outlets showed the worker, who Riley...