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Army says 32 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

Bangladesh Building Collapsed - AP

An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 32 people and trapping many more in the rubble, officials said....


Finders Keepers?

What would you do if you found a $100 bill in an empty elevator that’s propelling you to the eleventh floor? Answer quickly, because the next elevator “ding” could be that person looking for that bill. Pocket it? Tell the secretary you found money and let her deal with it? Post a note on the elevator to have the person contact you about a lost item in the elevator, hoping that it wouldn’t be reclaimed so you could keep it?


Holiday calendar: Tallest building visible from space

Holiday calendar: Tallest building visible from space

The tallest building in the world casts a long shadow on downtown Dubai, as seen in this picture from the GeoEye-1 satellite. But this is no Tower of Babel: Its 2,717-foot height comes nowhere close to reaching the satellite's 423-mile-high orbit. The $1.5 billion Burj Khalifa building made its Dubai debut in January, and recently served as the setting for scenes filmed with Tom Cruise for the upcoming movie "Mission: Impossible 4." Check out our story about the building's opening for additional background and visual perspectives.


Dubai's "superscraper" makes history in hard times

Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 laborers, the world's tallest building will open on Monday in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.


Ariz. may sell Capitol buildings to raise cash

Desperate for cash, Arizona state lawmakers are considering selling the House and Senate buildings, then leasing them back over several years before assuming ownership again.


Toddler caught after falling 3 stories

Two men were being hailed as heroes by police on Monday for catching a toddler who fell 40 feet from a home's third-story window.


Critics call WTC tower name change unpatriotic

Even without the name, the symbolism of the Freedom Tower as an American response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks was hard to ...


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