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  • Heavy rain is likely to blame for part of building collapsing onto a downtown Atlanta sidewalk. It wasn't raining at the time Friday, but day after day of rain must have weakened the moulding at the top of the 2-story building on Pyror Street. The collapsed happened around 8 a.m. Friday when part of the building's decorative façade came crashing down. In exclusive video to Channel 2 Action News, a car driving down the street had to swerve to get out of the way of any falling debris. Two cars parked in the street were hit and had minor damage. Construction workers across the street said there was a man walking close by that was given a scare, but thankfully no one was injured. Channel 2 Action News spoke to the owner whose family's law firm operates out of the building. 'We are calling structural engineers, calling emergency crews to come clean up the mess, and then hopefully the city of Atlanta will allow us to open the front of the building to our clients can get inside,' said building owner Karen King. A structural engineer come out later and deemed the building sound.
  • Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them 'not safe for people to sleep in overnight.' Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave their high-rise apartments. Scores of evacuees slept on inflatable beds in a gym while officials sought better accommodations for them. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said it decided to evacuate four blocks in north London's Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors uncovered problems with 'gas insulation and door stops,' which, combined with the presence of flammable cladding encasing the buildings, meant residents had to leave immediately. The evacuation comes amid widening worries about the safety of high-rise apartment blocks across the country following the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14, killing at least 79 people. Attention has focused on the 24-story tower's external cladding material, which has been blamed for the rapid spread of that blaze, but multiple other fire risks have now been identified in some housing blocks. The government said Saturday that the cladding samples that failed fire safety tests came from 34 apartment towers in cities including London, Manchester, Plymouth and Portsmouth. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said further testing 'is running around the clock.' So far, Camden Council has been the only local authority to have asked residents to leave as a precaution. It said about 650 apartments were evacuated, though initial reports put the figure at 800 apartments. The council said residents would be out of their homes for three to four weeks while it completes fire-safety upgrades. 'I know some residents are angry and upset, but I want to be very clear that Camden Council acted to protect them,' Gould said in a statement. 'Grenfell changed everything, and when told our blocks were unsafe to remain in, we acted.' Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been criticized for her slow response to the Grenfell tragedy, said Saturday that the government was supporting Camden officials to ensure residents have somewhere to stay while building work is done. In response, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, said May needed to 'get a grip' and lead a stronger response to what is now a 'national threat.' Residents — including families with babies and elderly relatives — trooped out of the buildings late Friday night with suitcases and plastic bags stuffed with clothes. Council workers guided dozens to a nearby gym, where they spent the night on inflatable mattresses. Others were being put up in hotels or other housing projects. Many residents complained about a lack of information and confusion. Officials first announced the evacuation of one building, then expanded it to five before reducing it to four. Some residents said they learned about the evacuation from the television news hours before officials came knocking on doors. Renee Williams, 90, who has lived in Taplow Tower since 1968, told Britain's Press Association: 'No official came and told us what's going on. I saw it on the TV, so I packed an overnight bag. 'It's unbelievable. I understand that it's for our safety but they can't just ask us to evacuate with such short notice. There's no organization and it's chaos,' she said. Carl McDowell, 31, said he took one look at the inflatable beds at the gym and went back to his Taplow apartment to sleep there overnight. Other residents were distraught that they were ordered to evacuate, but were told to leave their pets behind in buildings that could be dangerous. Fire-safety experts say the Grenfell Tower blaze, which police said was touched off by a fire at a refrigerator, was probably due to a string of failures, not just the cladding, which is widely used to provide insulation and enhance the appearance of buildings. Police said Friday they are considering filing manslaughter charges in the Grenfell disaster and they were conducting a wide-ranging investigation that will look at everything that contributed to it. The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to Grenfell during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators. 'We are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards,' Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack told reporters. 'We are looking at all health and safety and fire safety offenses, and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower.' The government has ordered an immediate examination of the refrigerator model that started the blaze, the Hotpoint model FF175BP refrigerator-freezer. The government also urged building owners, public and private, to submit samples of their cladding. One hotel chain, Premier Inn, has calling in experts to check its buildings. Police say 79 people are either confirmed or presumed dead in the Grenfell blaze, although that number may change, and it will take weeks to find and identify remains. To encourage cooperation with authorities, May said the government won't penalize any Grenfell fire survivors who were in the country illegally. ___ Sheila Norman-Culp, Gregory Katz and Alastair J. Grant contributed to this report.
  • A woman was arrested in Jacksonville in connection with body parts of two infants found under a house in North Carolina.Bridgette Smith, 41, was arrested Wednesday in Jacksonville on a fugitive warrant. Police found her at the Hawkins Motel in Baldwin.Smith was arrested and charged with failure to report a death after police found body parts of two infants under a house in Smithfield, North Carolina, in April 2016. >> Read more trending news The body parts were found wrapped in towels in two separate bags under the home, according to court documents. A resident found the bags when he was running a cable under the home.Warrants revealed Smith may have been pregnant 10 times, but reportedly covered up her pregnancies when people asked about them.Other than being arrested in Duval County, it's unclear what other connection Smith has to Northeast Florida. Smith has waived extradition and will voluntarily return to North Carolina accompanied by agents from that state. 
  • Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 7 1/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Beavers 6-1 on Saturday to reach the College World Series finals. The Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game, including back-to-back victories over Oregon State. The Beavers (56-6) had a pair of 23-game winning streaks and finished the season with a .903 winning percentage — the best since Texas' mark of .908 in 1982. The Tigers beat the Beavers 3-1 on Friday to force the second game. Gilbert allowed an infield single and walk before Michael Gretler homered in the seventh. He struck out a career-high seven in his longest outing in his two seasons at LSU. Zack Hess allowed one hit the rest of the way. Papierski became the first player to homer twice in a CWS game since TCU's Bryan Holaday in 2010. He went deep from the left side off Bryce Fehmel in the second and the right side off Brandon Eisert in the fourth. ___ This version corrects to Caleb Gilbert holding No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits, not LSU.
  • Tony Kanaan feels like a veteran again this weekend at Road America. In France last week, the 42-year-old driver with 20 years of IndyCar experience was treated like a rookie. Subbing for injured driver Sebastien Bourdais, Kanaan drove the No. 67 Ford GT for his Chip Ganassi Racing team and finished 6th in class in his first ride at the 24 Hours of Le Mans . 'Obviously at this point in my career, to be called a rookie was quite funny to be honest,' Kanaan said with a laugh. He is on more familiar ground at Road America, which will host the 220-mile Kohler Grand Prix on Sunday. Kanaan has made six starts at the rural Wisconsin road course, including three top-five finishes. He came in second to Will Power in the series' return to the track last year. No wonder this 14-turn course is one of Kanaan's favorite stops on the schedule. Elevation changes and three intriguing straightaways add to the appeal. So do the impromptu trips for drivers into the campgrounds to interact with fans. 'It puts a smile on my face,' Kanaan said this week. 'From the fans, to the racetrack itself and how fast it is, to the atmosphere ... everything about it is fun.' After a second-place finish two weeks ago at Texas, Kanaan hopes he can keep the momentum going at Road America. It was Kanaan's second top-five finish in four races since the Indy 500 last month. Kanaan is eighth in the points race entering this weekend, 63 points behind leader and teammate Scott Dixon. 'We had a very different beginning of the season for me. We had a couple misfortunes ... I've been looking to turn the situation around. We've been doing that since Indy,' Kanaan said. 'Now is the time. We have the momentum, this is the time and we have good experience on this track,' Kanaan added. It is a course that drivers say provides enjoyable challenges that differ from the kind of neck-and-neck racing often found at ovals like Texas. 'It's definitely a challenging track, but I think that everybody enjoys this race,' Helio Castroneves said Saturday before qualifying. Road America will be the first IndyCar race since the tumultuous Texas stop on June 10. Kanaan got blamed — and penalized — for a big wreck before he recovered from being two laps down to get his fifth runner-up finish in Texas. Kanaan apologized after the race. 'Yeah I think you move on pretty quickly in this sport,' Power, who won at Texas, said when asked if any hard feelings lingered among drivers in the paddock. Kanaan, who has earned the nickname 'Ironman,' is primed to make his 275th consecutive start, a streak that dates to the 2001 race at Portland. His team was working on issues with setup on its No. 10 Honda during practice this weekend. He will start in a season-low 16th position following a disappointing qualifying session on Saturday, proving a different wrinkle for Kanaan as he tries to build on his previous success at Road America. As for Le Mans , he wouldn't mind making another trip back to France, though preferably under different circumstances. 'Definitely want to do it again if the opportunity comes up for sure,' Kanaan said. But 'no desire to take (Bourdais') place at all.' ___ More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org
  • On the day his No. 56 jersey was retired, former Chicago White Sox star Mark Buehrle spoke much like he pitched. Which is to say quickly, efficiently and from the heart. Before the White Sox hosted Oakland at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Buehrle gave a 4-plus-minute tribute to the organization with which he spent 12 of his 16 seasons and the fans who supported him. 'It's an amazing feeling,' said the 38-year-old Buehrle, who was flanked by his wife, two children, mother and father at the 30-minute ceremony. 'I really can't put it into words how I feel. . . . It's a special day.' Buehrle received a four-wheeler and pickup truck among several gifts. His 9-year-old son, Braden, sang the national anthem before his 8-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. An oversized '56' was stenciled in the dirt behind second base. Widely regarded to be the greatest White Sox left-hander in the expansion era, Buehrle recorded 161 of his 214 victories in a Chicago uniform. 'I was just surprised and shocked and emotions hit me,' Buehrle said. 'That's why I had my (sun)glasses on. A couple of guys said, 'What — are you afraid to start crying?' I'm like, 'I'm sure there will be some tears shed out there.' I was just trying to soak everything in.' Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and manager Ozzie Guillen were among several former teammates in attendance. 'As I look around this stadium, it is just amazing how much these people love you or how many people came out to see you on this great day,' team owner Jerry Reinsdorf said. 'In case you weren't aware of it, we don't draw 40,000 every day.' Known for his machine-like consistency and rapid-fire delivery on the mound, Buehrle thrived on savvy more than stuff. He was a five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. The event took place seven years to the month that Buehrle pitched the third perfect game in franchise history, a 5-0 gem against the Tampa Ray Rays at the ballpark then called U.S. Cellular Field. 'Buehrle, day in and day out, was the same guy, and that's what makes him so special,' Guillen said. 'His teammates love him.