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Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Oct. 21, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island

Oct. 13, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North...

Workers cut through slabs to find bodies at Mexico mall

Oct. 12, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Emergency personnel are using cranes and abrasive cutters to remove slabs of concrete at a collapsed shopping mall in northern Mexico in hopes of finding the last missing construction workers. Three levels of the mall collapsed Thursday, killing at least seven men. Nuevo Leon state...

7 dead, 9 missing in collapse of northern Mexico mall

Oct. 11, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A shopping mall under construction in the Mexican city of Monterrey collapsed Thursday, killing at least seven people and leaving another nine missing, officials said. Local council secretary Genaro Garcia told a press conference that 15 people were injured, in addition to the...

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

Oct. 11, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths were...

9 dead after severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast

Oct. 11, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

GOPALPUR, India (AP) — A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles in eastern India, where nine people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kph (95 mph) Thursday when it came onshore around daybreak,...

Police say 4 killed in Bahrain building collapse

Oct. 10, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Ministry said that an "old building" collapsed Tuesday in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama. The two-story...

1 killed, 5 hurt when unfinished Dallas town house collapses

Oct. 9, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A construction worker is dead and five co-workers are hospitalized with injuries after a three-story town house they were building in Dallas collapsed during a thunderstorm. The collapse happened about 4 p.m. Monday about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the city's downtown. Dallas Fire-Rescue...

Building collapses in Bahrain, injuring 20

Oct. 9, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say some 20 people were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that an "old building" collapsed in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama. The two-story residential building reportedly...