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Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

A year on, Surfside remembers 98 victims of condo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar, leaving a giant pile of rubble and claiming 98 lives — one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history. The names of...

Judge approves $1B+ deal in deadly Florida condo collapse

Jun. 23, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement topping $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people, one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history. The decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge...

Teen's miraculous survival in Florida collapse finds purpose

Jun. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Jonah Handler’s miraculous rescue from one of the deadliest building collapses in U.S. history might seem to have an obvious parallel, given his name. The teenage boy fell from the 10th floor of the beachfront condo tower that collapsed a year ago in...

Judge approves settlement of more than $1 billion for victims of Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Judge approves settlement of more than $1 billion for victims of Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people.

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Jun. 22, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already...

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured

Jun. 18, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A building caught fire and later collapsed in Philadelphia, killing one firefighter and injuring five other people, two critically, after all became trapped early Saturday, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the building in...

Building collapse kills 6 in Egyptian capital of Cairo

Jun. 17, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A building collapse early on Friday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo killed six people, authorities said, as rescuers at the scene searched through the rubble. It was not immediately known what caused the collapse. The city’s deputy governor, Ibrahim Abdel-Hadi,...

No injuries in roof collapse of popular Buoy Beer in Astoria

Jun. 15, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A brewery in Astoria in northwestern Oregon partially has collapsed, with much of its roof caved in and parts of the building dangling into the Columbia River. No one was killed or injured in the Tuesday incident and the restaurant was closed at the time, The...

Florida building collapse probe to begin structural testing

Jun. 15, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

The federal investigation into the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building is entering a new phase that involves cutting and drilling into concrete and steel to determine what role they played in the disaster, officials said Wednesday. The National Institute of...