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Judge: property sale will pay fallen Florida condo's taxes

Aug. 08, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Money from the sale of Florida beachfront property where a collapsed condominium tower once stood will be used to pay property taxes of the destroyed units, a judge ordered Monday. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said in a brief ruling that the 2022 tax payments should not...

Red Cross: 10 killed in flooding in hilly eastern Uganda

Jul. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Heavy rains in hilly eastern Uganda triggered flooding that burst river banks and submerged homes and roads, killing at least 10 people, the Red Cross said Sunday. The victims of the Saturday night downpour lived in the neighboring districts of Kapchorwa and...

Iraq cleric's followers camped out in parliament for 2nd day

Jul. 31, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — With mattresses strewn about, food trucked in and protesters playacting as lawmakers, hundreds of followers of an influential Shiite cleric were camped out Sunday inside the Iraqi parliament after toppling security walls around the building and storming in the previous day. ...

Unstable upstate NY building interrupts some Amtrak service

Jul. 29, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak stopped running passenger trains Friday along a stretch of track near an old warehouse in Albany with an exterior wall in danger of partially collapsing. The track closure interrupted service west from Albany and complicated operations of Amtrak’s new...

Strong quake kills 5, injures dozens in northern Philippines

Jul. 27, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The 7-magnitude...

Iran media: Gunmen kill brother of collapsed tower’s owner

Jul. 23, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A pair of gunmen opened machinegun fire on Saturday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, killing the brother of the owner of a tower that collapsed there earlier this year, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The May 23 collapse at the Metropol...

4 dead, 13 injured in Tianjin gas explosion in north China

Jul. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have died in a gas explosion that injured 13 others at a six-story residential building in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media said Wednesday. A trapped person who had been pulled out on Tuesday at 5:40 p.m., more than 10 hours after the morning...

3 missing in gas explosion in major north China port city

Jul. 19, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion after a partial building collapse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin on Tuesday morning left three people missing and 11 injured. The event remains under investigation, but it appears to point to the deterioration of infrastructure...

Iran arrests 2 filmmakers over posting on social media

Jul. 08, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities arrested two filmmakers over an appeal they posted on social media, accusing them of links with opposition groups based outside the country and plotting to undermine the nation’s state security, Iran’s state-run news agency reported...

Police: Roof collapse over Nebraska hotel pool kills child

Jul. 05, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

YORK, Neb. (AP) — A child was killed over the weekend when the roof over a hotel pool in southeastern Nebraska collapsed, police there said. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at a Hampton Inn in York, police said in a news release. Officers and firefighters responding to...