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The Latest: 33 die in fire set at Kyoto animation studio

Jul. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been...

5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

Jul. 17, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy was "hazardous...

Rescuers find 14 bodies after building collapse in India

Jul. 17, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers found 14 bodies and pulled out 11 survivors as they began winding down operations at the site of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai, an official said Wednesday. Bijendra Dahiya, a National Disaster Response Force official, said workers...

Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in the rubble. "The building crashed with a heavy sound and we...

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven soldiers were among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for two to three people still unaccounted after Sunday's collapse, said Gaurav...

Building collapse kills 8 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. Several soldiers were...

Overnight explosion levels North Carolina KFC restaurant

Jul. 11, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say nobody was inside a KFC restaurant when it was destroyed in an overnight explosion. Police responded to the blast in Eden, North Carolina, around 1 a.m. Thursday. Eden Police photos show the collapsed building with debris scattered on the road and throughout the...

Big earthquakes raise interest in West Coast warning system

Jul. 8, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast. The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in California and overall is about 55%...

Correction: Explosion-University of Nevada story

Jul. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

In a story July 5 about an explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Raymond Floyd was inside Peavine Hall at the time. He was inside Argenta Hall. A corrected version of the story is below: Explosion causes partial collapse of mostly empty dormitory Authorities...

The Latest: Gov. Newsom says Trump wants to help California

Jul. 6, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local): 4 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom says President Donald Trump has called him and expressed commitment to helping California recover from two earthquakes that hit the state in as many days. Speaking to...