By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers were searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters on Thursday in the ruins of a 17-storey commercial building that collapsed while they were trying to put out a blaze, the mayor of Tehran said. Iranian state TV said at least 78 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the Plasco building in the south of the capital came crashing down in a giant cloud of dust. Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf denied speculation on social media that dozens of people had been killed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest, which dominates U.S. agricultural exports. Perdue, who was on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign, has to be confirmed in the post by the Republican-led Senate. Perdue served two terms as Georgia governor from 2003 to 2011.