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Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mine

Jun. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped deep underground in a mine in northern Chile, authorities said Friday. The San José mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the men at a depth of nearly 330 feet (100 meters). Local officials confirmed that...

NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number

Jun. 14, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects...

Correction: River-Fish Kill story

Jun. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a waste water spill in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company responsible for the spill. The company is Tyson Foods, not Tyson Farms. A corrected version of the story is below: Tyson Foods spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in...

Iran official says coal mine collapse kills 2, injures 1

Jun. 13, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a mine collapse has killed two miners and injured another in the central province of Semnan. The Thursday report quotes Damghan Gov. Aliasghar Majd as saying: "After one of the Alborz-e Sharghi coal mine's tunnels collapsed before noon...

The Latest: Tenant files negligence suit over crane collapse

Jun. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a severe storm that caused widespread damage to the Dallas area (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A negligence suit has been filed on behalf of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter against the operator of a crane that collapsed onto her apartment building. The...

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

Jun. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...

Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Jun. 10, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person and injuring five others. Wind gusts measuring...

5 injured in Texas crane collapse expected to recover

Jun. 10, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crane that collapsed into a Dallas apartment building (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Authorities say the five people injured in the collapse of a crane that struck a Dallas apartment building Sunday are expected to recover. One of the people suffered only minor injuries and...

Correction: Japan-Energy story

Jun. 10, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned was the amount of plutonium that would be used over 2-3 years, not 2-3 tons of plutonium. A corrected version of...

1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments

Jun. 9, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five other people, two of them critically, a fire official said. Crews searching the Elan City Lights building found the body of a woman...