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More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...

Woman rescued from fire with help from contractors' ladder

Oct. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts firefighters rescued a woman from a burning home using a ladder supplied by construction workers in the area. Fitchburg Fire Department responded to a fire in Fitchburg on Monday where they found intense flames on the second floor of the house and a woman trapped on...

Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in Saturday's disaster and more than 20 were hurt. Fire...

The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

Oct. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The second of two cranes towering over the site where a New Orleans hotel construction project partially collapsed two days ago is now considered in danger of toppling. One of the cranes...

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 14, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication...

Family ends search for missing CEO after a body is found

Oct. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off a search for her after police reported that a body was found inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area. Police in San Jose said the body was discovered Saturday in an area where Erin Valenti's family had been...