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Dozens missing in Nepal as floods, mudslides kill over 100

Oct. 22, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Friday searched for dozens of people missing in this week's heavy rains, floods and landslides, as survivors complained they were yet to receive any government help. The death toll has crossed 100 in the country’s...

Authorities: Man shot into apartment, causing explosion

Oct. 20, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fire investigators believe a man shot into a Dallas apartment and hit a gas line, causing an explosion that injured seven people, including four firefighters, authorities said. Police said Tuesday that Phillip Dankins, 28, faces seven felony counts of...

Judge pushes for payout compromise in Florida condo collapse

Oct. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

A judge on Wednesday pushed for compromise on potential payouts to people who lost loved ones and those whose units were destroyed in the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium. An initial attempt to mediate a solution over the past two weeks encountered...

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

Oct. 15, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators should overhaul the state's condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are in place to make major safety repairs and other issues, according to a task force...

Flooding sends bus into river in China; 120,000 evacuated

Oct. 11, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A bus fell into a river in northern China on Monday, leaving at least three people dead and 11 others missing after flooding from heavy rains destroyed homes and covered farmland. Video posted online showed people on top of an almost submerged bus in a...

Man pulled alive from rubble of collapsed Georgian building

Oct. 09, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue workers combing through the rubble of an apartment building in the Georgian city of Batumi have pulled out a man still alive more than a full day after it collapsed. Nine people are known to have died when a section of the five-story building...

1 dead, others trapped after Hong Kong scaffolding collapses

Oct. 08, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — One worker died and others were trapped Friday when a major rainstorm blew traditional bamboo scaffolding off the side of a building under construction in Hong Kong, officials and reports said. The southern Chinese city was battered by heavy rain and...

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

Oct. 07, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the death toll continued to creep higher. At least another 200 people were injured, an official said. ...

Judge: Mediator will sort claims in Florida condo collapse

Oct. 06, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

Hoping to avoid a bitter and lengthy battle over money by victims, a judge on Wednesday said a mediator will be named to sort through claims arising from the collapse of a Florida condominium that killed 98 people. The intent is for an agreement to be reached on...

Man collapses after rescuing woman, 97, from house fire

Oct. 04, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who helped save a neighbor from a house fire on Friday collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, fire officials said. Shirley Buder, 97, was in her home in Nashua when the fire broke out on Friday evening, Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy...