Exhausted crews neared the end of their search for victims of a Miami-area condominium tower collapse Tuesday as the death toll reached 95 with just a handful of people still unaccounted for.
By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Sunday that 90 deaths have now been confirmed in the collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside, up from 86 a day before.
By Freida Frisaro, Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
In its report, engineering firm U.S. Structures Inc. said that during its June 30 inspection, it found structural distress in various structural members such as support beams and joists, including steel columns that are in “poor condition" and concrete columns…
By David Fischer, Associated Press
Emergency workers are giving up on any hope of finding survivors in a collapsed Florida condo building. Authorities told sobbing families Wednesday that there was “no chance of life” in the rubble.
By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, crews in Surfside, Florida pulled three more bodies from the ruins of a collapsed condominium building after a controlled demolition overnight leveled the remaining wing of the tower, Britain is set to drop face masks…
By Adriana Gomez Licon, Terry Spencer, Associated Press
The decision to demolish the Surfside building came after concerns mounted that the damaged structure was at risk of falling, endangering the crews below and preventing them from operating in some areas.
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Labor Department reported a net gain of 850,000 jobs in June — the most in 10 months. The World Health Organization warned the delta variant of the coronavirus has opened a dangerous new…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
Rescue efforts in Surfside, Fla. resumed late Thursday after a 14-hour pause over concerns about the remaining structure. Weather issues like heavy rain also affected work. Hurricane Elsa is on course to reach the Florida coast this weekend. Amna Nawaz…
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
Elsa strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Friday as it blew off roofs and snapped trees in the eastern Caribbean, where officials closed schools, businesses, and airports.
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