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A year on, Surfside remembers 98 victims of condo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar, leaving a giant pile of rubble and claiming 98 lives — one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history. The names of...

60 rescued in Capitol Reef Nat'l Park after roads flood

Jun. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Search and rescue crews evacuated about 60 people via helicopter on Thursday, after flash floods blanketed southern Utah's Capitol Reef National Park, washing out roads and stranding both visitors and park rangers at the popular outdoor destination known for cliffs and canyons made out of red rock....

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Jun. 23, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with...

Hikers with heat-related issues rescued off Phoenix mountain

Jun. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters rescued eight hikers off Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain who were suffering from heat-related issues in triple-digit weather. They say a 50-year-old woman, a 42-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were assisted off the Echo Canyon trail Thursday and...

Feds search Trump-era official's home, subpoena GOP leaders

Jun. 23, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents searched a former top Justice Department official's home and seized records from key Republicans in at least five states linked to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, in what were clear signs that authorities are ramping up their investigation...

San Francisco police release photo of alleged subway shooter

Jun. 23, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco were searching Thursday for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood. San Francisco police...

Coyote attacks 2-year-old at Southern California park

Jun. 23, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park this week, police said Thursday. The attack happened Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in the city of Fountain Valley southeast of Los...

Teen's miraculous survival in Florida collapse finds purpose

Jun. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Jonah Handler’s miraculous rescue from one of the deadliest building collapses in U.S. history might seem to have an obvious parallel, given his name. The teenage boy fell from the 10th floor of the beachfront condo tower that collapsed a year ago in...

Boyfriend sought in death of retreat organizer at Acadia

Jun. 23, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for a man in connection with the hit-and-run death in Acadia National Park of the founder of a youth retreat. The crash on the campus of the Schoodic Institute within the park killed Nicole Mokeme, 35, some time between...

Crews conduct swift-water rescues on Yakima, Columbia rivers

Jun. 23, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Crews were busy Wednesday with two separate swift-water river rescue operations. Emergency crews pulled a man from the Yakima River after he fell from his raft near a diversion dam west of the Horn Rapids area in Richland, the Tri-City Herald reported. ...