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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...

Water main break closes key highway in downtown San Diego

Nov. 23, 2021 00:23 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in San Diego were closed for hours Monday after a water main break flooded the key highway that runs through downtown, authorities said. The pipeline burst Sunday evening and city crews shut down pipes feeding the area...

Mercer Bailey, who spent 47 years with AP, dies

Nov. 22, 2021 12:35 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Mercer Bailey, whose 47-year career with The Associated Press began with the use of Morse Code and concluded in the early days of the internet, has died of complications from COVID-19. Bailey's family said he died Saturday at a hospital in Belton,...

Historic downtown Miami courthouse to open after inspection

Nov. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The historic courthouse in downtown Miami is set to reopen after an engineering inspection spurred by the collapse of a nearby beachfront condominium. The 27-story Dade County Courthouse, built in 1928, never completed its required 40-year safety...

Yemen official warns dam will break if rebels take Marib

Nov. 21, 2021 03:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The foreign minister of Yemen's government in exile warned Sunday that a rebel takeover of the crucial, energy-rich city of Marib would be a disaster on the scale of the collapse of its ancient dam that decimated an entire kingdom. ...

Heavy rains in southern Indian state kill 17, dozens missing

Nov. 20, 2021 06:18 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — At least 17 people have died and dozens are reported missing in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after days of heavy rains, authorities said Saturday. The state has been hit by intense torrents since Thursday, sparking massive floods...

Lawsuit: Florida condo collapse triggered by building work

Nov. 17, 2021 10:10 AM EST

Construction of a luxury building next door triggered the collapse of an already fragile Florida condominium that killed 98 people in June, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, contends...

Mississippi repairs, reopens highway that collapsed in Ida

Nov. 10, 2021 19:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has finished repairing section of highway that collapsed during torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Ida, and the road reopened Wednesday. Two people were killed and nine were injured Aug. 30 as seven vehicles plunged, one after...

Turkey: Debris from collapsed building cleared after rescues

Nov. 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Workers used excavators to begin clearing debris from the site in eastern Turkey where a two-story building collapsed, injuring 13 people, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday. The building, which housed a coffee house and other shops,...