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Into the night: Rescue effort continue in condo collapse

By WILFREDO LEE, TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A beachfront condo building partially collapsed Thursday outside Miami, killing at least one person and trapping others in the tower that resembled a giant fractured dollhouse, with one side sheared ...

Community, country rallies as rescue efforts continue at collapsed condo

By WILFREDO LEE, TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person and trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal. Rescuers ...

51 people unaccounted for in Miami-area building collapse

51 people unaccounted for in Miami-area building collapse By WILFREDO LEE, TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person while ...

Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; many feared dead

By WILFREDO LEE, TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person while trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal. Rescuers ...

‘A gaping hole of rubble:’ Thankful survivor recounts rescue

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Barry Cohen and his wife were sound asleep in their beachside condominium outside Miami when he heard what he thought was a crack of thunder early Thursday. They got up, opened the door leading to their hallway and faced a pile of rubble and billowing smoke. "I couldn't ...

Officials: Body of man who tried to rescue 2 recovered

APOLLO BEACH (AP) — Florida deputies believe they found the body Monday of a good Samaritan who tried to rescue a father and son who drowned off a Tampa Bay area beach last week. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that he believes the body recovered off ...

Suit challenging new charter boat rules OK’d as class action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan certified the suit early ...

Florida gets another legal challenge to new elections rules

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District ...

Justices rule against low-level crack cocaine offenders

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that low-level crack cocaine offenders convicted more than a decade ago can't take advantage of a 2018 federal law to seek reduced prison time. The justices affirmed the nearly 16-year prison term ...

Florida man charged with manslaughter after toddler drowns

NAVARRE BEACH  (AP) — Police searching for a missing toddler in the Florida Panhandle found her drowned in a canal near her home and charged the 1-year-old girl's father with negligent manslaughter, news outlets reported Monday. Tracy Potter, 29, of Navarre Beach, was arrested early Monday ...