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Blast levels French building; at least 1 dead, baby found

Dec. 07, 2021 08:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but rescued his baby and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast. Two other people are missing. ...

3 firefighters injured, rescued from Minneapolis home

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three firefighters were injured and had to be rescued from a burning home in Minneapolis. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. A neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire in the back of the single-family...

Report: Building collapse in southern Egypt kills 3 children

Dec. 06, 2021 03:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province on Monday, killing at least three children, the country’s state-run media reported. Rescue teams retrieved at least nine injured from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of...

1 dead after a shed collapsed in Goldsboro, N.C.

Dec. 04, 2021 19:52 PM EST

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A person has died after a shed he was moving fell on top of the individual east of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WNCN reports that Wayne County officials said the incident was reported in a neighborhood near Elroy township at about 2:30 p.m....

Wisconsin condo building evacuated due to structural issues

Dec. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A six-story condominium building that was the subject of resident complaints dating back to June 2020 has been evacuated in a Milwaukee suburb after engineers found the structure was in imminent danger of collapsing. Police and firefighters cleared...

Montana river level rising after gate on dam repaired

Dec. 02, 2021 12:56 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Workers have repaired a failed gate that releases water from a southern Montana dam, restoring water flow to a river known for its high-quality trout fishing, said dam operator NorthWestern Energy. The gate that lets water out of Hebgen Dam just...

Summer lawsuit trial seen in deadly Florida condo collapse

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

A summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people, a judge said Wednesday. The time frame for a trial to begin would be July or August, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael...

Georgia fire station severely damaged in blaze

Nov. 28, 2021 10:44 AM EST

SMARR, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia fire station was heavily damaged in a late Saturday blaze. Monroe County Emergency Services said in a social media post that its station in Smarr caught fire and burned while no firefighters were present. A pumper truck that had been...

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

Nov. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city’s request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop. The city wants to tear down the site because the building has...

At least 4 killed in southern China dormitory collapse

Nov. 23, 2021 00:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least four people have died in the partial collapse of a workers’ dormitory in the southern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media report. Part of the six-story building in the province’s Ganjiang New District tumbled down Monday evening, they...