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All 14 Workers Lost in Tunnel Flood in China Confirmed Dead

BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government’s social media site gave …

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 …

Builders Grapple With Land Shortage, Soaring Lumber Costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready …

Tycoon Slim’s Business in Spotlight After Mexico Train Collapse

MEXICO CITY — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s construction arm Grupo Carso faces scrutiny from accident investigators for the possible role it played in the building of a metro railway line that collapsed this month, killing 26 people. While no officials …

High Winds Leave Tens Out Thousands Without Power

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 130,000 homes and businesses were without power across New England and New York on Tuesday as winds reaching 70 mph or more knocked down power lines across the region. The wind gusted to 71 …

Efforts in Cedar Rapids Prompt Drop in Flood Insurance Rates

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — When the Cedar River flooded over 10 square miles of the city in 2008, few property owners had flood insurance _ slowing recovery for residents and business owners as they waited for resources from the …

Flooding Due to Climate Change Caused $75 Billion of Damage in the U.S.

It’s long been established that warming temperatures cause more frequent and intense precipitation. But placing a dollar value on the contribution of climate change to storm damage has been tricky. Now, Stanford University researchers have determined that a third of …

Southwestern Indiana Family Hit by Tornado Ends 2020 With New Start

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Nathan and Melissa Mosbey were overwhelmed with gratitude for the friends who showed up on Dec. 12 to help them start moving into their home. This moment of generosity came months after a similar one when …

Congress Authorizes New Arctic Icebreakers for Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Congress has passed a bill authorizing the addition of Coast Guard Polar Security Cutters for use as icebreakers, and an Alaska senator said the Trump administration is considering leasing an icebreaker owned by a Republican donor. …

Emergency Construction Starting on Michigan Dam That Failed

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Crews have started emergency construction work on a portion of a central Michigan dam that collapsed last spring and contributed to flooding that destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of about 10,000 people. Excavation work will …