Families of the missing visit site of Florida condo collapse

Buses brought several groups of relatives to a place where they could view the pile and the rescuers at work. As relatives returned to a nearby hotel, several paused to embrace as they got off the bus. Others walked slowly with arms around each other back to the hotel entrance. “We are just waiting for … Leer más

Miami-Dade mayor: We dearly hope collapse was ‘an anomaly’

She told Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that since Hurricane Andrew hit the area in 1992, buildings have been built and inspected up to a certain code. The 13-story Champlain Towers South, which collapsed around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, was built in 1981. Once more information becomes available, Levine Cava said, “we … Leer más

‘Message in the mess’: Family finds hope as search continues

Days after Thursday’s collapse, Hilda remains among more than 150 people unaccounted for in Surfside, north of Miami Beach, with five confirmed dead and authorities and loved ones fearing the toll will go much higher. As scores of rescuers continue to use heavy machinery and power tools to clear the rubble from the top and … Leer más

Trump dishes the red meat but keeps revenge on ice

Over the course of a winding but largely familiar speech, Trump took aim at political enemies, aired a long list of grievances, waxed poetic about his time in the Oval Office, and entertained a lineup of right-wing figures who helped him fan conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. Tony Hocevar, a longtime supporter from the … Leer más

The end of Cuomo’s war with New York City? Don’t count on it.

Cuomo’s then-longtime friend will soon be a former mayor, raising new questions about how the embattled and combative governor will deal with whomever emerges from the city’s ranked-choice vote counting. Although Cuomo is under investigation and a potential impeachment, he may outlast de Blasio in office. Eric Adams is leading the Democratic primary at the … Leer más

Chauvin could face decadeslong sentence in Floyd’s death

“Between the incident, the video, the riots, the trial — this is the pinnacle of it,” Mike Brandt, a local defense attorney who has closely followed Chauvin’s case, said. “The verdict was huge too, but this is where the justice comes down.” Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for … Leer más

‘Almost no idea more un-American’: Pence breaks with Trump on Jan. 6

“Now, there are those in our party who believe that in my position as presiding officer over the joint session, that I possessed the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by states,” Pence said. “But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress. And the … Leer más

Haley praises Trump in Iowa speech laced with 2024 intrigue

Haley later hailed Trump’s approach to foreign policy, saying she “saw firsthand as ambassador to the United Nations that Donald Trump put America first” and telling a humorous story about Trump’s decision to label North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “Little Rocket Man,” saying it showed how the former president had “a way of getting people.” … Leer más