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Nation Oct 15In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large
As three white men prepare to stand trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, many in the slain Black man’s Georgia hometown see the case as a reckoning for the local justice system.
Nation Sep 02Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death
A grand jury on Thursday indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer.
Nation Jul 08Tropical Storm Elsa carves destructive path up East Coast
Elsa's winds weakened, but it was dropping torrential rains over the Carolinas as it made its way through South Carolina early Thursday.
Nation Jul 02WATCH: Tally of missing in condo collapse falls to 128 after audit
The tally of the missing in the Florida condominium collapse was substantially reduced Friday, from 145 to 128, after duplicate names were eliminated and some people reported missing turned up safe, officials said.
Nation Jun 29Tragedy becomes personal for Miami-Dade rescue crews
Search and rescue teams from Miami-Dade have been deployed around the world. This time disaster struck at home.
Nation Jun 29WATCH: Officials give update on Florida building collapse
The slow work of sifting through the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stretched into a sixth day Tuesday, as families desperate for progress endured a wrenching wait for answers.
Nation Jun 28Rescuers continue searching collapsed Florida building as death toll rises to 11
Rescuers searching for a fifth day for survivors of a Florida condo building collapse used bucket brigades and heavy machinery Monday as they worked atop a precarious mound of pulverized concrete.
Nation Jun 27Families frustrated at slow pace of condo rescue
As the death toll rose Sunday to nine, relatives were growing increasingly desperate for news and worried about the slow progress and dwindling hopes. No one has been pulled alive from the pile since hours after the collapse on Thursday…
Nation Jun 26Flames hamper rescue effort amid rubble of Florida condo
The flames are deep and firefighters have not been able to find their source, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference.
Nation Jun 2012 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children
Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday.