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Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

Oct. 25, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied the...

Kremlin wall 'tooth' broken by collapsing scaffolding

Oct. 22, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Falling scaffolding broke off one of the “teeth” on the top of the Kremlin wall on Friday, prompting Russian authorities to seal off Red Square. A gust of wind brought down the scaffolding, which was being used to repair a section of the Kremlin wall...

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...

Federal officials investigate fatal bridge demolition

Oct. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a bridge demolition accident in Georgia that injured two workers and killed one man who relatives described as a loving father. The injured workers were in critical condition, the Atlanta...

Mexico's richest man to rebuild collapsed subway line

Oct. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s richest man reached an agreement with Mexico City authorities Wednesday to rebuild or reinforce an elevated subway line that collapsed in May, killing 26 people. Telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim said his Grupo Carso’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...

Bridge being demolished collapses, killing 1, injuring 2

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — One worker was killed and two seriously injured when part of a bridge in Georgia collapsed into a river during early demolition work, officials said. The three workers fell into the river Tuesday evening from the Access Road bridge on Interstate 20...

Company found negligent in bridge collapse that killed man

Oct. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A contractor’s failure to follow established safety procedures led to the collapse of a section of a bridge linking North Carolina's mainland to Hatteras Island, killing one worker and injuring another, according to federal regulators. Capt. Jeff...

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...