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Building collapse in Syrian city of Aleppo leaves 16 dead

Jan. 22, 2023 09:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A building collapsed in a neighborhood in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo early Sunday, killing at least 16 people, including one child, and injuring four others, state media reported. The five-story building housing about 30 people is in the Sheikh Maksoud...

New Jersey home explodes with firefighters inside; 5 injured

Jan. 15, 2023 12:37 PM EST

POMPTON LAKES, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey house where smoke had been reported exploded with volunteer firefighters inside, injuring five of them and sending two to a hospital for treatment of burns, authorities said. The Pompton Lakes Volunteer Fire Department in Passaic County said...

Worker dies after partial collapse of Chicago building

Jan. 12, 2023 17:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A construction worker trapped under debris when a Chicago residential building partially collapsed has died, authorities said Thursday. It took nearly an hour for rescuers to pull the worker from several feet (meters) of debris after the Thursday morning collapse at...

US Study: One year of road crashes cost society $340 billion

Jan. 10, 2023 13:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Traffic crashes in the U.S. cost society $340 billion in one year, or just over $1,000 for each of the country's 328 million people, according to a study by safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it studied crashes in calendar year...

Official: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 6

Jan. 08, 2023 14:41 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday when an apartment building collapsed in southern Egypt, a senior official said. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction and a lack of maintenance are widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and...

Man dies after crashing his SUV into Missouri house

Jan. 08, 2023 13:41 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man died after crashing his SUV into a home in Springfield night, but no one in the home was injured. Springfield Police said the crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police said 50-year-old James Duncan died at a hospital after...

Egypt's state media says roof collapse in Alexandria kills 2

Jan. 07, 2023 05:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The roof of a three-story apartment building collapsed early Saturday in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least two people, Egypt's state-run news agency reported. Another person was injured in the incident in Alexandria’s Gomrouk neighborhood, MENA...

Building collapse in northern Iraqi city kills 3, injures 9

Jan. 06, 2023 04:58 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A building under construction collapsed in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, killing three people and injuring nine others, police said Friday. The Thursday afternoon collapse occurred in a western neighborhood of Mosul when workers were casting the roof of the...

As young Gazans die at sea, anger rises over leaders' travel

Jan. 06, 2023 02:20 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Khaled Shurrab had been waiting more than half his life to get out of Gaza. The 27-year-old had never left the coastal enclave, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since 2007. He couldn’t find a job — the territory’s youth unemployment rate is over...

Fatal crashes, power out as waves, winds batter Northwest

Dec. 27, 2022 22:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monster waves, high tides and strong winds battering western Oregon and Washington led to fatal crashes, power outages and flooded homes on Tuesday. Oregon State Police said multiple people died when their car hit a tree on U.S. 26 east of Cannon Beach, The...