Structural failures

Indonesian security stand near the ruin of a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. A structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed Monday, injuring at least several people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. (AP Photo)
January 15, 2018 - 5:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of people plunging several meters (feet) to the ground as...
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Andrew Winston, center, acts as pallbearer for the casket of his father, Pittsfield Fire Lt. Michael Winston, as first responders and community members gather at St. Charles Church, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Pittsfield, Mass. Winston passed away suddenly on Jan. 5 while on vacation in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A firefighter killed in a house collapse was remembered at his funeral Mass on Friday for his sense of humor and passion for his job. Lt. Matthew LeTourneau had a goofy sense of humor and a fierce love of his nieces and nephews, his brother told mourners at the Cathedral...
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File - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, crews work to repair the damaged main spillway of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif. National dam safety experts say long-term and systemic failures by officials in California and elsewhere caused last year's near-disaster at the nation's tallest dam. The report released Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, comes from experts appointed to investigate the causes of spillway collapses at California's Oroville Dam.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Long-term and systemic failures" by California dam managers and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S. dam caused last year's near-disaster there, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday, calling it a wake-up call for...
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Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 04, 2018 - 3:59 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a "bomb...
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A stroller walks with a dog as winter storm Burglind blows over the Lake Constance, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Rorschach, Switzerland. The storm is expected to cause strong gusts of wind of up to 150 kilometers per hour in some mountain areas. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the storm battering Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Swiss police say several people are stuck after high winds caused cable cars to stop running in the skiing resort of Pizol. St. Gallen police say in a statement that several rescue teams are trying to get the people...
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Big waves crash over the sea walls in Blackpool northwest England as a storm lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered many parts of western Europe Wednesday, wreaking havoc on transport and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power. In Switzerland, the storm canceled flights...
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Patients are evacuated outside a hospital following an earthquake in Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A strong earthquake shook the island of Java just before midnight Friday triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the main island's coastline. (AP Photo/Agus Fitrah)
December 15, 2017 - 9:58 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (...
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A car at the entrance of a flooded house after the water has receded in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 16, 2017 - 11:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents on the western fringes of the Greek capital struggled Thursday to clean up the devastation from flash floods that swept through their neighborhoods a day earlier, while the death toll rose as rescue crews searching for missing people recovered another body. The...
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Red cross personel and a firemen carry an elderly man to the ambulance in the municipality of Mandra western Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Flash floods in the Greek capital's western outskirts Wednesday turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least nine people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a highway. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 16, 2017 - 10:47 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the deadly floods in Greece (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Greece's fire service says rescue teams have recovered the body of a man who was reported missing after flash floods inundated the outskirts of Athens, bringing the death toll from the flooding to 16. The...
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In this photo provided by the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, a car lays smashed by debris from the earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing more than one hundred people and injuring some 800 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, state media there said. (Pouria Pakizeh/ISNA via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 2:25 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments from an earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is promising to rebuild the country's earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible. Rouhani, who was...
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