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Dangerous search on for 1 missing after hotel collapse

Oct. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in the Saturday disaster and more than 20 were hurt. Fire...

The Latest: 1 victim in hotel collapse identified

Oct. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The coroner's office in New Orleans has identified one of two workers known to have died when a hotel under construction partially collapsed. He was 49-year-old Anthony Floyd Magrette....

Fire crews free man's hand from chimney flue

Oct. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters and emergency medical responders in Connecticut rescued a man whose hand was crushed after it got caught in a chimney flue over the weekend. Stamford fire officials tell the Advocate the man was cleaning up a construction area when a 5-foot piece of unsupported chimney...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication...

The Latest: 2nd person dead in building collapse

Oct. 13, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 11:35 p.m. New Orleans' officials say a second person has been killed in the partial collapse of a hotel under construction. The city's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency...

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still...

Iranian official says oil tanker attack won't go unpunished

Oct. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian security official said Saturday that an attack on one of the country's oil tankers won't go unpunished, the official IRNA news agency reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said a day after two missiles struck the Iranian tanker...

Maine company promises to rebuild after fire

Oct. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A prominent Winslow construction-supply company is promising to rebuild after a fast-moving fire mostly destroyed its main building. The McCormack Building Supply facility in Winslow went up in flames at midday Friday. In a Saturday social media post, the company said its owners and...

Mysterious oil spill reaches beach in major Brazilian city

Oct. 11, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A mysterious oil spill that has polluted at least 150 beaches along Brazil's northeastern coast reached the city of Salvador on Friday as officials tried to determine the source of the crude sludge. Authorities confirmed the oil had reached the Piata beach in Salvador, Brazil's...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo. The once prized source of vast wealth has turned into a polluted wasteland, with crude...