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Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

May. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...

Building collapse kills 5 people, injures many in south Iran

May. 23, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least five people were killed when a 10-story commercial building still under construction collapsed Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, state TV reported. There were fears the casualty toll could be much higher as more than 80 people were...

6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small...

Opening nears for Reno-Sparks' first new casino in 26 years

May. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The operator of the world’s largest sportsbook in Las Vegas is expanding into northern Nevada this year as part of a collaboration with what will be the first new casino built in Reno-Sparks in more than a quarter century. Circa Sports secured a deal with...

Lawyers: Nearly $1B tentative settlement in condo collapse

May. 11, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A nearly $1 billion tentative settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by families of victims and survivors of last June's condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney said Wednesday. Harley S. Tropin announced the $997...

Boston firefighters pull hurt worker from collapsed building

May. 04, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters in Boston worked for more than three hours to rescue an injured construction worker after part of a historic power plant collapsed Wednesday while being redeveloped. Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey told reporters the worker sustained life-threatening...

Executive Council approves $100 million housing fund

May. 04, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu's $100 million housing investment fund won final approval Wednesday. The fund, paid for with federal American Rescue Plan money that Sununu once opposed, will be used to provide grants to developers for multifamily housing projects, incentives...

Plans taking shape for transformation of closed Phoenix mall

Apr. 30, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Plans for transforming the site of one of metro Phoenix's first major malls are taking shape. A development group's plans for the Metrocenter Mall's site include multifamily housing surrounding a a pedestrian-oriented town center with shops, restaurants and a park,...

Caterpillar sales surge in first quarter, but so do costs

Apr. 28, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

Caterpillar's first-quarter sales climbed on strong demand for construction equipment despite supply chain challenges that continue to plague businesses ranging from car and phone makers to grocery stores. And the Deerfield, Illinois, manufacturer is not immune to surging inflation...

Strong winds fuel fire at vacant Omaha apartment complex

Apr. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Strong winds made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish a fire Sunday at a senior living apartment building under construction in southwest Omaha. Omaha Fire Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick said 88 firefighters were on site at the Ovation Senior Living...