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FLORIDA: 2 dead in collapse; man still trapped

A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing two people and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One worker was rescued, but too much concrete around the other prevented getting him out immediately. Ten other workers were hurt when the roof of the five-story garage fell, pancake-style, at Miami-Dade College, officials said. The trapped worker, pinned inside a vehicle, was receiving oxygen, had an IV inserted and was being treated by a physician and a paramedic. It could be hours, possibly even days, before he could be rescued, officials said. At least one more worker was believed still unaccounted for.


Hackers grab 300,000 students' data

Hackers broke into a computer system at Northwest Florida State College and stole the confidential information of nearly 300,000 students statewide and of the school president, officials said Wednesday. The problem that at first involved just employees at the college is much larger than suspected. The Department of Education said hackers stole 200,000 records, including Social Security numbers, birth dates, ethnicity and gender for any student statewide who was eligible for Florida's Bright Futures scholarships for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years. "We speculate this was a professional, coordinated attack by one or more hackers," said college President Ty Handy in a memo to employees.


CALIFORNIA: Filmmaker denies probation charge

A man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied on Wednesday that he violated his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. An evidentiary hearing was scheduled Nov. 9 for Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, who has been in a federal detention center since Sept. 28 after he was arrested for eight probation violations and deemed a flight risk by another judge.


NEW MEXICO: Sky diver will try again later

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt to become the world's first supersonic sky diver with a 23-mile free fall on Sunday or Monday. Baumgartner aborted his mission Tuesday because of wind gusts.

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