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War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 11

May. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were closed because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior official in Assam’s Dima Hasao...

Fan falls through Detroit footbridge on way to Tigers game

May. 16, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man walking on a footbridge to a Detroit Tigers game said he fell 15 feet (4.6 meters) to the ground when part of the concrete collapsed. Ely Hydes said the incident occurred May 9, but the bridge still was open until The Detroit News reached out to the state...

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

May. 12, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. Concrete plunged...

Surfside families still want answers despite settlement

May. 12, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

Gathered at a ceremony Thursday to honor the 98 people who died in a Florida condominium collapse last summer, some of the victims' family members said they are too deep in mourning to contemplate the nearly $1 billion settlement their attorneys negotiated on their behalf. Families...

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...

Lawyers announce tentative settlement of nearly $1B in lawsuit over Surfside, Florida, condominium collapse

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers announce tentative settlement of nearly $1B in lawsuit over Surfside, Florida, condominium collapse.

2 North Carolina beach houses collapse into Atlantic surf

May. 10, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Two beach houses have fallen into the waves along North Carolina's coast, U.S. National Park Service officials said in a statement Tuesday. The unoccupied homes were located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe. The park service confirmed...

Pulitzers Live Updates: Slain photographer among winners

May. 09, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Reuters photographer who was killed while covering fighting in Afghanistan was part of a team that took home the Pulitzer for feature photography. Danish Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won for images depicting the toll...

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 27 dead

May. 07, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana's most luxurious hotels that killed at least 27 people. They checked the morgue, hospitals and if unsuccessful, they returned to the partially collapsed Hotel...