Structural failures

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Britain's Houses of Parliament, covered in hoarding and scaffolding as it undergoes restoration work to repair the crumbling building, in London. For some Britons who watched Notre Dame in Paris burn, horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could befall the Houses of Parliament tomorrow. The seat of Britain's government is crumbling, leaky, infested with rodents, and a fire trap. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 18, 2019 - 11:16 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 5 p.m. The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral has proposed building a small, temporary church on the plaza outside the monument so that the faithful has a place of worship while the 12th-century...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Britain's Houses of Parliament, covered in hoarding and scaffolding as it undergoes restoration work to repair the crumbling building, in London. For some Britons who watched Notre Dame in Paris burn, horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could befall the Houses of Parliament tomorrow. The seat of Britain's government is crumbling, leaky, infested with rodents, and a fire trap. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 18, 2019 - 9:56 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 4 p.m. The proceeds from a new classical music album will be donated to the heritage foundation in France to help support the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. The album, entitled simply "...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Britain's Houses of Parliament, covered in hoarding and scaffolding as it undergoes restoration work to repair the crumbling building, in London. For some Britons who watched Notre Dame in Paris burn, horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could befall the Houses of Parliament tomorrow. The seat of Britain's government is crumbling, leaky, infested with rodents, and a fire trap. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 18, 2019 - 8:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 2:50 p.m. For some Britons who watched Notre Dame in Paris burn so fiercely, horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could befall the Houses of...
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A man works on the scaffolding on the facade of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 18, 2019 - 7:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 1 p.m. The chaplain of the Paris fire brigade credits saving the crown of thorns from fire that gutted Notre Dame to a team of rescuers who broke the relic's protective covering and an official...
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An image made available by Gigarama.ru on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shot of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was damaged in a massive fire on Monday. (Gigarama.ru via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 6:29 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Workers are securing the support structure above one of Notre Dame's famed rose windows with wooden planks after this week's devastating fire. A huge crane and renovation teams...
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In this photo released by Taroko National Park, an injured Malaysian tourist, in red, is assisted by rescue workers at the Taroko National Park in Hualien in eastern Taiwan Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region. (Taroko National Park via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:44 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 19 kilometers (12 miles), Taiwan's Central...
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In this image made from a video, firefighters gather on a street in Taipei, Taiwan following an earthquake Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast Thursday afternoon, according to the island's Central Weather Bureau. (AP Photo)
April 18, 2019 - 3:57 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien and almost 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, Taiwan's Central...
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A worker checks on a wooden support structure placed on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral would have burned to the ground in a "chain-reaction collapse" had firefighters not moved as rapidly as they did to battle the blaze racing through the beloved landmark building, a French government official said Wednesday. The firefighters acted aggressively to...
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A worker checks on a wooden support structure placed on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 17, 2019 - 11:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral would have burned to the ground in a "chain-reaction collapse" had firefighters not moved as rapidly as they did to battle the blaze racing through the beloved landmark building, a French government official said Wednesday. The firefighters acted aggressively to...
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Vehicles travel through a flooded section of Highway 61 South following severe weather on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississippi, causing damage to several businesses and vehicles. John Moore, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says a twister was reported Saturday in the Vicksburg area of Mississippi and was indicated on radar. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 8:36 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. The storms caused the roof to collapse Monday morning at a New Jersey apartment complex, though no injuries were reported. The weather also disrupted rail service...
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