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Police: Mudslide in Pakistani-administered Kashmir kills 7

Aug. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a mudslide after heavy rains killed seven members of a single family, including five children, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. Police official Raja Zulqarnain said on Sunday that the seven died when their house collapsed the previous day in the village...

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

Aug. 8, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people. The quake was centered on the town of Bozkurt, in Denizli province, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency,...

Groups: Yemen airport closure 'death sentence' for thousands

Aug. 6, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition's closure of the airport in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE, the Sanaa...

California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

Aug. 4, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK. But some...

9 hurt after roof collapses at Houston construction site

Jul. 29, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Fire Department says nine workers were taken to hospitals after they were injured when part of the roof of a building under construction collapsed. Firefighters responded to the roof collapse Monday morning at a hotel under construction north of downtown Houston. Video from local...

8 dead, 60 hurt as quakes shake northern Philippine isles

Jul. 27, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and damaging ancestral houses famous among tourists. The quakes collapsed homes of...

Airport contract extended with collapsed bridge builder

Jul. 23, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The construction company that was building a pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people has won a contract extension for projects at Miami International Airport. The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the extension into 2020...

Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees...

33 villagers killed in lightning storm in northern India

Jul. 22, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say dozens of people have died in a thunderstorm that struck the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. State disaster relief official Sandhya says that lightning Sunday killed 33 people and injured 13 more. The official who only goes by one name said that 20 houses collapsed...

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12

Jul. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China, authorities said Saturday. Another 13 people were seriously injured and three others remained missing, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three...