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Ten years ago: Twenty-eight construction workers were killed when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Conn., collapsed.

Five years ago: Fighting erupted in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo just hours after warring parties had signed a truce amid sniper fire. Also, McDonald’s opened its first fast-food restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

One year ago: A Bronx civil court jury ordered Bernhard Goetz to pay $43 million to paralyzed Darrell Cabey, one of four young men he shot on a New York subway car in 1984. Also, a three-night auction of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ possessions began at Sotheby’s in New York City with a bidding frenzy.

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U.S. Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

UPDATED: 9:03 p.m.

Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.