Tallest apartment building in EU finally completed in Benidorm

After 17 years of setbacks, it is hoped Intempo skyscraper will help transform resort into Miami of the Mediterranean To some it is a grotesque eyesore, to others, a key step on the road to transforming Benidorm into the Miami of the Mediterranean. In any case, after 17 years of setbacks, the gargantuan Intempo skyscraper […]

Judge approves sale of Miami condo collapse site for victims’ benefit

Champlain Towers South, valued at $100m, to be put up for sale immediately, with proceeds to go to victims and families A Florida judge has approved the sale of the oceanfront property where a collapsed Florida condominium once stood, with proceeds intended to benefit victims of the deadly disaster. Related: Norwegian cruise company sues Florida […]

Miami condo death toll reaches 95 as crews near end of search

Miami-Dade mayor says 14 people remain unaccounted for, including 10 bodies recovered but not yet identified As exhausted crews neared the end of their search for victims of the condominium tower collapse in Surfside, Florida, the death toll reached 95. A handful of people were still unaccounted for. Related: Biden condemns Trump’s claim of voter […]

‘It’s a hotbed’: Miami’s role in Haiti murder plot fits decades-long pattern

Exile communities, ready supply of military veterans, history of corrupt politics and drugs money make city a nexus for mayhem One of the less surprising developments in the unfolding mystery of the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is the central role of Miami in the whole story. For decades, Miami has been the launching […]

Bay of Pigs veteran among victims of Miami condo collapse as toll rises to 94

• Juan Mora, 80, died with his wife and son in the Surfside disaster • Mora took part in the abortive 1961 invasion of Cuba As workers continue to search the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, stories of the extraordinary lives of victims are starting to emerge, among them a Cuban […]

Death toll rises to 90 in Miami condo collapse as search for victims continues

Some 31 people remain listed as missing Team of first responders from Israel departs Authorities searching for victims of a deadly condo collapse in Florida said Sunday they hope to conclude their painstaking work in the coming weeks as a team of first responders from Israel departed the site. The Miami-Dade county mayor, Daniella Levine […]

Families grieve loss of relatives in Miami tower collapse as death toll rises to 86

Authorities have launched a grand jury investigation into the collapse as families have filed at least six lawsuits The number of people confirmed to have been killed in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower last month has reached 86, Miami-Dade county mayor Daniella Levine Cava said on Saturday. No survivors have been pulled alive […]

Miami condo death toll rises to 78 as recovery hits 16th day

Another 62 people remain unaccounted for as rescue workers in Surfside focus on finding remains instead of survivors The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 78 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” and “staggering” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the […]

Miami condo collapse death toll hits 60 as rescue efforts end

Six victims were recovered Thursday morning, with 80 still unaccounted for as officials say no chance of life in rubble Rescue efforts at the site of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Florida, officially ended late on Wednesday night as officials have said there is no chance of life in the rubble. Six victims […]

‘It’s all up in the air’: wary Haitians stay home as power struggle looms

Details of assassination of President Jovenel Moïse emerge as political uncertainty grips nation Disturbing details of the murder of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, are emerging as the Caribbean country grapples with the fallout from what was officially the first assassination of a serving president in the Americas since the shooting of John F Kennedy in […]

Will Trump’s big tech lawsuits succeed? Experts say chances are slim

Legal scholars suggest former president’s complaint may bring the attention he craves but doesn’t present a serious legal argument Donald Trump may have filed lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, claiming he and other conservatives have been censored – but legal scholars say his case is likely doomed to fail. The former president was suspended […]

Miami condo collapse: death toll reaches 27 as demolition expands search area

More than 115 still unaccounted for after remaining structure is brought down Three more victims were discovered in the rubble of the collapsed South Florida condo building on Monday after crews set off a string of explosives that brought down the last of the structure, allowing search efforts to resume. Miami-Dade’s assistant fire chief, Raide […]

Miami condo collapse: reports reveal board’s long debate over repairs

Documents obtained by media show concern and frustration after engineer warned of structural damage New reports have detailed long debate among condo board members at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, over extensive and costly repairs the building was expected to undergo before it collapsed on 24 June. On Saturday the death toll stood at […]

Miami condo death toll rises to 24 amid plans to demolish remaining structure

Miami-Dade mayor says two more bodies found in rubble Nearby high-rise evacuated after it was deemed unsafe Firefighter’s daughter found dead as toll rises In the rubble of Champlain Towers South on Saturday, the death toll rose to 24. Authorities also said the part of the building still standing would be demolished as early as […]

Miami firefighter’s daughter found dead in condo rubble as toll rises to 20

Two bodies recovered overnight, including the young girl, with 128 still unaccounted for The seven-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter was found dead in the rubble of a collapsed condominium, officials said on Friday as they announced the official death toll in Miami had risen to 20 people. The Miami-Dade county mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, […]

Miami condo collapse death toll hits 16 as weather has potential to affect site

147 still unaccounted for while NHC monitoring two potential tropical systems crossing the Atlantic Authorities announced the recovery of four more bodies from the wreckage of a collapsed Miami condo tower on Wednesday, raising the confirmed death toll to 16. At the same time, rescue workers were casting a wary eye across the Atlantic at […]

Obama says Trump violated ‘core tenet’ of democracy with election ‘hooey’ – live

Former president condemns Donald Trump’s election lies White House spokeswoman says Biden wants Miami investigation Bill Barr calls Donald Trump’s election fraud claims ‘bullshit’ Revealed: far-right group includes military officers and politicians 10.34pm BST Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco, Dani Anguiano in Portland and agencies report: Seattle, Portland and other cities in the Pacific north-west […]

Miami condo collapse: death toll rises to nine as crews search pile for survivors

Progress against fire and international help boosts effort Anxiety grows among residents of neighbouring tower Officials in Florida insisted on Sunday there was still hope of finding survivors in the rubble of a collapsed oceanfront condominium building, as firefighters finally controlled a large blaze inside the wreckage that hampered three days of rescue efforts. Related: […]

Miami building collapse: one dead as rescue crews say 99 unaccounted for

Officials say about 55 of building’s 130 apartments affected Reason for collapse in Surfside not yet known – authorities A large-scale rescue operation was continuing Thursday evening at the site of a collapsed condominium block in Miami, where authorities said at least one person was killed, 10 injured and dozens more unaccounted for. Crews reported […]

Two dead and more than 20 injured in Florida banquet hall shooting

Three people open fire indiscriminately on concert crowd Police lament ‘despicable act of gun violence’ At least two people were killed and more than 20 injured in Miami early on Sunday as attackers opened fire on concertgoers outside a banquet hall. It was the city’s second deadly mass shooting in little more than 24 hours. […]

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis

Jane Gilbert urges greater federal and state response to lethal threat posed by rising temperatures Miami’s new chief heat officer has called for greater federal and state action on the lethal threat posed by rising temperatures after becoming the first official in the US appointed to focus solely on heatwaves. Jane Gilbert, who has been […]

Karol G: ‘Why should I limit how I express myself because I’m a woman?’

The vastly popular Colombian singer is challenging outdated views of women in Latin pop – but her naive racial politics have sparked controversy I catch Colombian singer Karol G in a rare moment of calm, while she is in a car on her way to a hotel. She has just landed in New York to […]

Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin Covid relief package debate – live

Vice-President cast tie-breaking vote after Senate deadlocks 50-50 White House: Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment a ‘reflection of frustration’ Capitol Police ask National Guard to stay at Capitol two more months Schumer: Senate will stay in session to pass relief bill ‘no matter how long it takes’ House passes most ambitious police reform effort in decades Sign […]

Plan to solve Florida’s non-existent protest problem is pure ‘mini-Trump’

Governor Ron DeSantis wants to crack down on demonstrators to distract from a disastrous pandemic response, critics say For many who heard Ron DeSantis outline his proposed “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting Act” it was a head-scratcher. Why would Florida’s Republican governor suddenly be pushing severe penalties on protesters in a state that escaped the […]

Jason Derulo: ‘Lockdown’s been the most fun I’ve ever had in my life’

The singer, 30, on being a cool uncle, speaking Creole at home and having 30m followers on TikTok I was four when I decided I was going to be an entertainer. I saw Michael Jackson for the first time and said, “Mum, I want to be him.” She was like, “Yeah, OK baby.” I grew […]

US to have major floods on daily basis unless sea-level rise is curbed – study

New Orleans, Honolulu and Miami expected to be vulnerable Research: advancing tides will ‘radically redefine the coastline’ Flooding events that now occur in America once in a lifetime could become a daily occurrence along the vast majority of the US coastline if sea level rise is not curbed, according to a new study that warns […]

The Golden Girls: TV’s feelgood fashion icons

The US sitcom stopped filming in 1992 – but style fans are discovering it on Instagram and its comforting cardigans and glamorous nightwear feel more relevant than ever The Golden Girls is 35 years old this year, but love for the classic US sitcom about four older women living in Miami has never dimmed. In […]

For non-intrusive tracking of Covid-19, smartphones have to be smarter | John Naughton

Monitoring the pandemic with personal technology is a thorny issue. We can get results without having our privacy on parade Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On the weekend of March 20-21 news organisations in the US and elsewhere were reporting that beaches in Florida were thronged with holidaymakers, none of whom […]