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The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished

Oct. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully...

Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge...

2 employees injured in Cargill plant explosion in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two employees are being treated for burns after an explosion at a Cargill plant in southwest Kansas. Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan says the explosion occurred early Thursday in a stand-alone building away from the agribusiness giant's main plant in Dodge City. The two employees...

Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philadelphia refinery fire

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe that hadn't been inspected in almost 45 years appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical and...

Man killed in accident at soybean plant in St. Joseph

Oct. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man at a soybean processing plant in St. Joseph. The accident occurred Monday at AG Processing in St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News-Press reports the worker, Tony Wilson, died as the result of a fall. His hometown was...

2 contractors killed, 2 injured at Saudi oil refinery

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi oil refinery owned by its state-run energy company says an apparent industrial accident has killed two workers and injured two others. SASREF, based in Jubail on the Persian Gulf, said Tuesday that the deaths happened "on a vessel while contractors were working on...

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

Macron honors French police employees killed in attack

Oct. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week's knife attack in Paris, calling them "victims of Islamic terrorism." At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday's bloody rampage, a...

French government admits security breach in police attack

Oct. 7, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister has acknowledged that there was a breach in security that failed to detect signs of radicalization of a police employee who killed four people inside Paris police headquarters. Christophe Castaner told France Inter radio Monday the attacker had previously "justified"...

California man hailed as hero after explosion at Oktoberfest

Oct. 6, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Five people were hurt and revelers scrambled for safety when a series of explosions in an underground electrical vault sent flames shooting into the sky during an Oktoberfest celebration at a German-themed shopping and dining complex in Southern California, authorities said...