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Evacuation Ordered for Miami Beach Condo Building with Cracked Support Beam

A 14-story condominium building in Miami Beach, less than two miles from the collapsed Champlain Towers South, has been ordered to evacuate after engineers found expanding cracks in a main support beam. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that city officials …

Part of Beirut’s Giant Silos Collapses, 2 Years After Blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A large block of Beirut’s giant port grain silos, shredded by a massive explosion two years ago, collapsed on Thursday as hundreds marched in the Lebanese capital to mark the second anniversary of the blast that killed …

4 Killed when Stands Collapse During Colombian Bullfight

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Part of the wooden stands collapsed during a bullfight in central Colombia Sunday, sending spectators plunging to the ground and killing at least four people and injuring hundreds, authorities said. The disaster took place in a …

Fatal Fires in St. Louis, Baltimore Expose Vacant Home Risks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thick smoke billowed from the vacant, crumbling St. Louis house, but Benjamin Polson knew homeless people might be inside taking refuge from the January chill. So the 33-year-old firefighter went in. It cost him his life. …

Brazilian Expressway Collapses Over Metro Tunnel Built by Acciona

SAO PAULO — Part of a major expressway collapsed on Tuesday above a construction site in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo where Spain’s Acciona SA was excavating a tunnel for a new subway line. No casualties were reported. Television …

4 Injured After Apartment Building Explosion Near Atlanta

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta on Sunday, causing the three-story structure to partially collapse and leaving four people with minor injuries, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was unknown, but a …

Powerful Earthquake Near Mexico’s Acapulco Kills at Least 1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away. The U.S. Geological …

Report: Evidence of Extensive Corrosion in Collapsed Condo

MIAMI (AP) — Video released by a team of federal investigators shows more evidence of extensive corrosion and overcrowded concrete reinforcement in a Miami-area condominium that collapsed in June, killing 98 people. The National Institute of Standards and Technology also …

Search for Bodies Concludes at Florida Condo Collapse Site

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories …

Miami-Dade’s Unsafe Structures Board Frustrated by Delays

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County’s Unsafe Structures Board is under pressure to speed up the process for reviewing problematic structures following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South a month ago. Before the tower collapsed June 24, the county board …