Families cling to hope as deaths reach 9

SURFSIDE, Fla. — The death toll from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condo building has risen to nine as search-and-rescue efforts continue, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Sunday. One person died in the hospital, and workers pulled four more bodies from the wreckage, the mayor said. Scores of […]

Deaths on Construction Sites – The Atlantic

Photographs by Daniel Shea In 2014, at age 19, Eric Mendoza left his farming village outside Mexico City and crossed the Rio Grande. Once in the United States, he worked construction jobs to pay his way across the country. From Texas, Mendoza traveled to rural North Carolina, where he built […]

8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 47 additional deaths as worry over holiday weekend mounts (LIVE UPDATES)

Latest Lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in weeks, but Pritzker and Ezike worry about holiday ‘super-spreader events’ Pat Nabong/Sun-Times State public health officials reported 8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Monday as well as 47 additional deaths. As of Sunday night, 6,171 people with the virus were reported to […]