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Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of a Philadelphia building that caught fire and collapsed this month, killing a city firefighter and injuring five other people, has been charged with setting the blaze, authorities announced Tuesday. Al-Ashraf Khalil, 28, also lied to authorities...

Building collapse kills 3 people in India's Mumbai city

Jun. 28, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A dilapidated residential building collapsed in India's financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, officials said Tuesday. The four-story building collapsed late Monday night in the Kurla area of Mumbai....

Heavy rains and floods hit northwest Turkey, no casualties

Jun. 27, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said there were no reports of deaths or missing people. Turkey’s coast guard...

4 injured as apartment building roof collapses in Budapest

Jun. 27, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The roof and part of the front of an apartment building in the Hungarian capital collapsed Monday, injuring four pedestrians and flattening a number of parked cars. Budapest police said in a statement that the search of the rubble and the building itself...

Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

A year on, Surfside remembers 98 victims of condo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar, leaving a giant pile of rubble and claiming 98 lives — one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history. The names of...

Judge approves $1B+ deal in deadly Florida condo collapse

Jun. 23, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement topping $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people, one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history. The decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge...

Teen's miraculous survival in Florida collapse finds purpose

Jun. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Jonah Handler’s miraculous rescue from one of the deadliest building collapses in U.S. history might seem to have an obvious parallel, given his name. The teenage boy fell from the 10th floor of the beachfront condo tower that collapsed a year ago in...

Judge approves settlement of more than $1 billion for victims of Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Judge approves settlement of more than $1 billion for victims of Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people.

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Jun. 22, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already...