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Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack

Jan. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people killed in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base were members of Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said Tuesday, in a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents. At least 45 people...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...

AP WAS THERE: California's deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake

Jan. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California's densely populated San Fernando Valley. A study put the death toll from the magnitude 6.7 Northridge quake at 72, including heart attacks. About 9,000 people were injured, and the damage costs were estimated...

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

Jan. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods, the NAACP of Portland, Oregon, says. The group on Thursday decried the...

Russia: No explosives found at collapsed apartment building

Jan. 4, 2019 9:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body says no traces of explosives have been found in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed this week, killing 39 people. A section of the 10-story building in Magnitogorsk, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, fell into a vast heap of...

Final toll from collapsed Russian building: 39 dead

Jan. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — After three-and-a-half days of fighting a mountain of concrete, cold weather and time, rescue teams in an industrial Russian city ended a search for people who were inside an apartment building where an explosion triggered a partial collapse, giving a final death toll Thursday of 39. The...

Partial building collapse kills 6 in India's capital

Jan. 3, 2019 1:38 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say at least six people have been killed after a cooking gas cylinder blast triggered a partial collapse of a building in the Indian capital. Police officer Monika Bhardwaj says eight people have been rescued from the debris of the first floor and ground floor of the building....

Restored Pompeii gladiator building open to public

Jan. 3, 2019 1:01 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A 2,000-year-old building where Roman gladiators in Pompeii trained for combat has opened to the public eight years after its collapse following rainfall. The Pompeii archaeological site said the public can tour the Schola Armaturarum on Thursdays. Experts will explain their painstaking...

The Latest: Search of collapsed building ends with 39 deaths

Jan. 3, 2019 9:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the search of a partially collapsed apartment building in Russia: (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russia's emergencies ministry says the search of the concrete rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building has ended and the number of deaths stands at 39. The ministry...

Russian emergency officials say search of collapsed apartment building is over, put accident's death toll at 39

Jan. 3, 2019 9:24 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say search of collapsed apartment building is over, put accident's death toll at 39.