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School ceiling collapse in Memphis leads to review

Aug. 19, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's largest school district is reviewing all buildings older than 70 years with drop ceilings after one collapsed earlier this week, officials said. Memphis-Shelby County Schools said inspectors and engineers have been reviewing the damage after a drop...

Seasonal floods destroy over 2,500 homes in eastern Sudan

Aug. 12, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Deadly seasonal floods have collapsed more than 2,500 houses in eastern Sudan, state news has reported, leaving thousands homeless in an already impoverished region. Another 546 houses were partially destroyed by torrential rains in River Nile province, SUNA news...

Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital

Aug. 10, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy rains lashing Yemen's capital of Sanaa, which dates back to ancient times, have in recent days collapsed 10 buildings in the Old City, the country's Houthi rebels said Wednesday. At least 80 other buildings have been heavily damaged in the rains and are...

Judge: property sale will pay fallen Florida condo's taxes

Aug. 08, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Money from the sale of Florida beachfront property where a collapsed condominium tower once stood will be used to pay property taxes of the destroyed units, a judge ordered Monday. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said in a brief ruling that the 2022 tax payments should not...

Red Cross: 10 killed in flooding in hilly eastern Uganda

Jul. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Heavy rains in hilly eastern Uganda triggered flooding that burst river banks and submerged homes and roads, killing at least 10 people, the Red Cross said Sunday. The victims of the Saturday night downpour lived in the neighboring districts of Kapchorwa and...

Iraq cleric's followers camped out in parliament for 2nd day

Jul. 31, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — With mattresses strewn about, food trucked in and protesters playacting as lawmakers, hundreds of followers of an influential Shiite cleric were camped out Sunday inside the Iraqi parliament after toppling security walls around the building and storming in the previous day. ...

Unstable upstate NY building interrupts some Amtrak service

Jul. 29, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak stopped running passenger trains Friday along a stretch of track near an old warehouse in Albany with an exterior wall in danger of partially collapsing. The track closure interrupted service west from Albany and complicated operations of Amtrak’s new...

Strong quake kills 5, injures dozens in northern Philippines

Jul. 27, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The 7-magnitude...

Iran media: Gunmen kill brother of collapsed tower’s owner

Jul. 23, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A pair of gunmen opened machinegun fire on Saturday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, killing the brother of the owner of a tower that collapsed there earlier this year, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The May 23 collapse at the Metropol...

4 dead, 13 injured in Tianjin gas explosion in north China

Jul. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have died in a gas explosion that injured 13 others at a six-story residential building in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media said Wednesday. A trapped person who had been pulled out on Tuesday at 5:40 p.m., more than 10 hours after the morning...