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Inquiry to begin probing London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire

LONDON (AP) — An inquiry is due to start into the fire at London's Grenfell Tower high-rise, which killed 72 people almost a year ago. The judge-led inquiry aims to find the causes o...

Building collapses in Nairobi; Kenyan police report 2 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says two people have been killed in a collapsed building in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Manageme...

Survivors of Grenfell Tower inferno offer heartfelt tributes

LONDON (AP) — Ahmed Elgwahry stood outside Grenfell Tower with a phone to his ear and listened as his mother and sister died in the inferno that swept through the west London high-rise nearly a year a...

Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rules

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston has approved new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be elevated to avoid floodwaters. The City Council approve...

Top Greek court backs key bailout-linked development project

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout...

London fire probe chief: Survivors feel 'anger and betrayal'

LONDON (AP) — The head of a government-ordered inquiry into the London tower block fire that killed at least 80 people has acknowledged that survivors feel a "great sense of anger and betrayal." ...

Irma could test strength of Florida's strict building codes

MIAMI (AP) — After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building codes had become in the country's most storm-prone state, Florida began requiring sturdier construction. Now, experts say a...

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy. ...

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy. ...

The Latest: Moment of silence for London fire victims

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 11 a.m. Britain has held a moment of silence for the 79 people who are believed to have die...

Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say

LONDON (AP) — London police say that the number of dead or missing in the high-rise apartment building fire is now 79. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a stat...

London high-rise fire: Cladding may have helped spread blaze

LONDON (AP) — The official cause may not be known for months. The death toll is unclear — and rising. No one has said exactly where the fire started. But experts suspect recent renovations at the Gren...