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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 …

Judge: $150M Initially for Victims in Florida Condo Collapse

Victims and families who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront Florida condominium will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation initially, a judge said Wednesday. That sum includes insurance on the Champlain Towers South building and …

Fears Aside, No Mass Exodus from Collapsed Building’s Twin

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — About a block from the Miami-area beachfront condominium tower that collapsed sits its sister building, erected a year later by the same company, using the same materials and a similar design. It has faced the same …

Death Toll Climbs to 11 in Florida Condo Collapse, 150 Missing

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Search-and-rescue teams pulled two more bodies from the concrete and steel rubble of a partially collapsed Florida condominium tower on Monday, bringing the death toll to 11 with 150 people still listed as missing four days after …

NYT Points to Foreign Minister and Carlos Slim for Collapse of Mexico City Metro

The collapse last month of a section of a Mexico City metro line that killed 26 people was likely due to poor construction by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso while foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor, according to a …

Malibu Investigating After 9 Hurt in Balcony Collapse

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The city of Malibu is investigating whether any rental codes were violated at a home where nine people were injured when a balcony collapsed during a crowded weekend party. The beachside property had a valid short-term …