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Rescuers searched a rubble pile several stories deep for possible survivors in midtown Manhattan after a crane collapsed Saturday in one of the city's worst construction accidents ever. Officials said at least four people, all believed to be construction workers, were killed and 10 or more others injured when a 19-story-high crane fell, pulverizing a four-story town house and damaging five other buildings.

Two Endeavour astronauts completed a seven-hour spacewalk Sunday, during which they attached 11-foot arms to the International Space Station's huge new robot, named Dextre. Remaining assembly work is scheduled for Monday.

A tornado watch continued in northern Georgia Sunday, as crews continued to clear broken window glass and hotel furniture from the streets after a twister, with wind speeds approaching 135 m.p.h., ripped through the city Friday night. Officials reported two deaths and dozens of injuries. Above, an Atlanta resident skateboarded past an uprooted tree.

Vice President Dick Cheney departed Washington Sunday on a 10-day trip to the Middle East, which follows recent visits there by President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Cheney is expected to push for progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and raise concerns about rising oil prices. His itinerary calls for stops in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Turkey.


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