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A magnitude 5.6 quake hits central Turkey, damaging some homes. No serious injuries are reported

Apr. 18, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck central Turkey on Thursday, the country’s disaster management agency said, causing damage to some buildings. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries. The 5.6 magnitude quake hit in the town of...

Death toll from 4 days of rains rises to 63 in Pakistan with more rain on the forecast

Apr. 17, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains led to 14 deaths in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of extreme weather to at least 63, as the heaviest downpour in decades flooded villages on the country's southwestern coast. Flash floods have also...

1 dead and 13 injured in semitrailer crash at a Texas public safety office, with the driver jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas semitrailer driver rammed a stolen 18-wheeler through the front of a public safety building where his renewal for a commercial driver’s license had been rejected, killing one person and injuring 13 others, authorities said Friday. The intentional...

Storms bring floods and damaging wind across the South; 1 dead in Mississippi

Apr. 10, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Severe storms blamed for a death in Mississippi spawned a tornado that demolished buildings in one Louisiana city Wednesday while inundating streets in low-lying New Orleans with hours of steady rain that snarled traffic and strained the city’s antiquated drainage system. ...

Rescuers in Taiwan search for those missing or stranded after major earthquake kills 10

Apr. 04, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers searched Thursday for missing people and worked to reach hundreds stranded when Taiwan's strongest earthquake in 25 years sent boulders and mud tumbling down mountainsides, blocking roads. Ten people died and more than 1,000 were injured. The...

Violent storms kill 7 people in eastern China including 3 who fell from their apartments

Apr. 03, 2024 06:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Violent rain and hailstorms have killed seven people in eastern China's Jiangxi province this week, including three people who fell from their apartments in a high-rise building. Dozens of homes were severely damaged by the storms, which started Sunday, and more than...

Workers had little warning as Maryland bridge collapsed, raising concerns over safety, communication

Apr. 03, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

In the moments before the cargo ship Dali rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and sent it crumbling into the water, a flurry of urgent warnings crackled over radios and enabled police to block traffic from getting on the span, likely saving lives. But those warnings seemingly...

In Key Bridge collapse, Baltimore lost a piece of its cultural identity

Mar. 31, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Generations of Maryland workers — longshoremen, seafarers, steelworkers and crabbers whose livelihoods depend on Baltimore’s port — watched in disbelief this week as an iconic symbol of their maritime culture crumbled into the Patapsco River. The deadly...

Baltimore bridge collapse puts the highly specialized role of ship's pilot under the spotlight

Mar. 28, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

The expert pilots who navigate massive ships in and out of Baltimore's port must often maneuver with just 2 feet (0.6 meter) of clearance from the channel floor and memorize charts, currents and every other possible maritime variable. The highly specialized role — in which a pilot...

What to know about the cargo ship Dali, a mid-sized ocean monster that took down a Baltimore bridge

Mar. 28, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

Here's what to know about the cargo ship Dali that crashed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and leaving six bridge construction workers presumed dead. MONSTERS OF THE OCEAN If stood upright, the Dali would reach almost to the top of the...