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At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

Jul. 16, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Among the dead in Monday's storm were five members of the same family when the roof of their house collapsed in Surkh Rod district,...

35 people die in a storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan, Taliban official says

Jul. 15, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan killed at least 35 people on Monday, a Taliban official said. Many others were injured across Nangarhar province, according to Sediqullah Quraishi, provincial director of the information and culture...

The collapse of a school in northern Nigeria leaves 22 students dead, officials say

Jul. 13, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A two-story school collapsed during morning classes Friday in north-central Nigeria, killing 22 students and sending rescuers on a frantic search for more than 100 people trapped in the rubble, authorities said. The Saints Academy college in Plateau state’s...

Emergency workers uncover dozens of bodies in a Gaza City district after Israeli assault

Jul. 12, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Civil defense workers on Friday dug bodies out of collapsed buildings and pulled them off rubble-covered streets, as they collected dozens of Palestinians killed this week by an Israeli assault in a district of Gaza City. The discovery of the bodies...

'We have nothing': Palestinians return to utter destruction in Gaza City after Israeli withdrawal

Jul. 11, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians returned to breathtaking scenes of destruction in the Gaza City district of Shijaiyah after Israeli troops withdrew, ending a two-week offensive there. Civil defense workers said Thursday that so far, they had found the bodies of 60 people in the rubble....

Families of workers killed in Idaho airport hangar collapse sue construction company

Jul. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The families of two construction workers killed when an airport hangar in Idaho collapsed are suing several companies that were involved in the building process, alleging the businesses recklessly cut corners and used inappropriate materials for the build. The...

Chaos and horror at a Kyiv hospital as the city is hit with heaviest bombardment in months

Jul. 09, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sky was crystal clear as Oksana Femeniuk took her daughter to Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital for routine dialysis. Around 10 a.m, air-raid sirens blared. Sixteen-year old Solomiia was undergoing the treatment that required her to sit still for up...

Minnesota family store is demolished from its perch near dam damaged by surging river

Jun. 28, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

RAPIDAN, Minn. (AP) — County officials bought and demolished a Minnesota family store that was precariously perched beside a cliff near a flood-damaged dam, officials said Friday. Blue Earth County bought the Rapidan Dam Store and then removed the structure to lessen the downstream...

Today in History: June 24, Sally Ride completes historic space shuttle mission

Jun. 24, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 24, the 176th day of 2024. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride —...

Shuttered Detroit-area power plant demolished by explosives, sending dust and flames into the air

Jun. 21, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Part of a shuttered power plant near Detroit was demolished Friday by explosives that turned the hulking structure into piles of rubble and kicked up a wall of dust and flames. A line of controlled explosives detonated across the base of the former Trenton...