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2 Dozen Suffer Smoke Inhalation at NYC High-Rise Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a fire in a massive, storm-damaged office skyscraper in Manhattan's Financial District has sent four people to a hospital with smoke inhalation. Nearly two dozen others also have been treated but didn't need hospitalization.

The Fire Department says it's not yet clear what caused the fire Friday morning in the basement of 55 Water St. The 54-story tower's tenants include the offices of Standard & Poor's, EmblemHealth and the city Department of Transportation.

The building's website says it remains without power after Superstorm Sandy. Utilities have largely restored electricity around the city, but some buildings' own equipment was so damaged they're still without power.

The telephone rang busy at the building's management office.

The building's owner is the Retirement Systems of Alabama. Its Montgomery office was closed Friday.


Several Injured as Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Severe weather strikes Midwest communities.

Several Injured as Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across ...

Shaughn Maxwell Presents on Disaster Response Implementation at EMS Today 2015

Award-winner and EMS innovator Shaughn Maxwell took audiences through two unique historic disasters in 2014. When a major landslide occurred in Oso, Wash., t...

Video, Photos: Plane Clips Roadway in Taiwan during Takeoff

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese flight carrying 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a shallow river...

Tornado Strikes Georgia Community

ALMA, Ga. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in rural Georgia says a tornado swept through the area and destroyed a mobile home, injuring two people inside...

Lost Arizona Hikers Flown to Safety

Three lost hikers in the Catalina Mountains were airlifted out by a helicopter Friday night after becoming lost in hazardous weather. The three women, w...

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