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1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans

Oct. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. The explosions set off massive clouds of...

The Latest: Hotel collapse: Explosions demolish cranes

Oct. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 3:05 p.m. New Orleans officials set off thundering blasts intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The...

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said a review of sonar...

New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site

Oct. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site.

Police, paramedics rushing to shooting report hurt in crash

Oct. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers and paramedics rushing to a reported shooting at a party in a Chicago neighborhood have been injured after their vehicles collided. The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night. The collision tipped the ambulance onto its side. Two officers and two paramedics were...

3 US soldiers killed in accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 3rd Infantry Division said in...

Pennsylvania glider crash death ruled accidental

Oct. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — The death of a New York City man in a glider crash in Pennsylvania has been ruled accidental. The Schuylkill County coroner says 65-year-old William Hanson of Queens died of multiple blunt force trauma but his death was "as close as instantaneous as possible" in Friday afternoon's crash...

After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site

Oct. 20, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel. Officials had originally planned to topple the cranes Friday, then...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Officials said a demolition that had been planned Saturday...

The Latest: New Orleans delays plans to collapse 2 cranes

Oct. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove two damaged cranes from hotel collapse site in New Orleans (all times local): 12:40 p.m. New Orleans officials say they must delay plans to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel. The planned...