Fallen Bridge: ‘Stress Test’ Preceded Collapse That Killed Six

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University had been put to a “stress test” and its cables were being tightened when it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said. As state and federal investigators worked to determine…

Missouri Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Ethics Commission

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers on Thursday raised concerns that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens now has the power to appoint new members to a state ethics panel that’s currently reviewing a complaint against him. The six-member Missouri Ethics Commission will lack a quorum after Thursday, when three members’…

Footbridge Collapses Onto Busy Highway, Crushes 8 Vehicles

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to look for survivors. They…

Students To Walk Out Nationwide Protesting Gun Violence

By COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from…