Miami Beach condo set for demolition collapses early

A vacant, 12-story condominium building scheduled for demolition in Miami Beach, Fla., collapsed Monday, injuring one person. Police said the 55 year-old building on popular Collins Avenue, known as the Marlborough House, had a demolition permit but no implosion license on file. Sitting on beachfront property, it was in the process of demolition to make […]

Potentially dangerous rain forecast for East Coast this week

Heavy rainfall on the East Coast this weekend is expected to last for a few more days, forecasters said Monday, and with it might come life-threatening weather. Heavy rain is expected particularly in the mid-Atlantic region, and might lead to dangerous situations, the National Weather Service warned. Flood watches or warnings have been issued from […]

Trump: Iran will ‘suffer consequences’ if threats continue

– President Donald Trump said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will “suffer consequences” if he continues rhetoric that has been perceived as threatening to the United States. “To Iranian President Rouhani: Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” Trump wrote […]

Zuckerberg tops Buffett on Bloomberg world’s richest list

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg topped Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people. Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in […]

Facebook probing analytics firm with Russian ties

– Facebook said it is suspending an analytics firm that used social network data to assist the Russian government while it investigates. The Boston-based Crimson Hexagon has had contracts in recent years to analyze public Facebook data for the U.S. government and a Russian nonprofit tied to the Kremlin among other clients, The Wall Street […]

NTSB questions duck boat safety 20 years ago, recommendations ignored

– Removing canopies so passengers could escape easily during an emergency, adding backup buoyancy so boats could stay afloat if flooded and requiring passengers to wear life jackets are recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board 20 years ago to tourist “duck” boats. The NTSB spelled out additional safety measures in an accident report […]

Gunmen in custody after standoff at Los Angeles……

– A suspect being chased by Los Angeles police crashed his vehicle and ran into a Trader Joe’s store and opened fire, sending customers running for cover while the gunman barricaded himself inside. After a tense stand-off, Los Angeles police tweeted the situation was resolved successfully. “We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without […]