July 24th, 2021

World News

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

By David Fischer And Terry Spencer, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse at the oceanside tower killed 97 people, with at least ... Read More »

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Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) – An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began responding to calls about the 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull running loose Tuesday ... Read More »

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Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse

By David Fischer, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside ... Read More »

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Firefighters end search and rescue at Florida condo collapse

By David Fischer, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains in the disaster. Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains ... Read More »

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Engineer: Avenue next to collapsed Florida condo could fail

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah says the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside condominium has finished. Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains ... Read More »

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European agency is 1st to clear Moderna jab for children

By Maria Cheng And Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

LONDON (AP) – The European Medicines Agency has recommended authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. In a decision on Friday, the EU drug regulator said research in more than 3,700 children aged 12 to 17 showed that the Moderna ... Read More »

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European agency is 1st to approve Moderna jab for children

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2021

LONDON (AP) – The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. In a decision on Friday, the EU drug regulator said research in more than 3,700 children aged 12 to 17 showed that the Moderna ... Read More »

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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to 419,000 from 368,000 the previous week. The weekly ... Read More »

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ECB says ultra-low rate benchmarks to remain in force

By David McHugh, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

FRANKFURT – Facing unease over the spread of a more-contagious variant of the coronavirus, the European Central Bank said it would maintain its stimulus in the form of ultra-low interest rates until inflation “durably” reaches its 2% target. The ECB said it would not back off its efforts to support the economy even if that ... Read More »

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Spanish judge questions Twitter hack suspect wanted by US

By Aritz Parra, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2021

MADRID – A British man charged in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack last year that compromised dozens of influential accounts is set to appear before a Spanish judge Thursday. Joseph O’Connor, 22, is set to be questioned via videoconference from Estepona, the southern Spanish resort town where police arrested him on ... Read More »

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