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2 years 1 month ago

Explosions in Syria's Aleppo kill at least 12

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say at least 12 people, including children, have been killed in three explosions in the northern city of Aleppo. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, says the blasts appeared to have been caused by missiles. He says they hit...

2 years 8 months ago

Investigators search for cause of school explosion

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of an explosion at Erie Middle School that injured three workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into reports the explosion happened when a plumbing contractor was lighting a hot water heater. According to the Boulder...

2 years 9 months ago

Freight train derails, causes huge blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday...

2 years 11 months ago

Miller moths blamed for car wreck

An 18-year-old girl is uninjured after her car crashed into a tree off Lexington Drive, ruptured a gas line, and burst into flames. She told officials a miller moth trapped in her car was the distraction that caused the crash. Witnesses pulled the teen's body from her SUV just moments...

3 years 4 months ago

Police investigate explosive device

Colorado Springs Police are on the scene of a reported explosive device. A patrol officer was contacted at 1:37 p.m. in the area of Wooten road and Geiger blvd, on the city's East side. A 2" X 4" piece of steel shrapnel was recovered in the middle of the street....

3 years 5 months ago

Workers still missing after Kan. grain accident

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) - Three people remain unaccounted for and two others are hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion at a grain elevator in northeast Kansas that killed three workers. Atchison City Manager Trey Cocking says officials are weighing whether it's safe to send fire teams into the facility,...

3 years 5 months ago

3 die in grain elevator explosion

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) - An official has confirmed that three Kansas grain elevator workers died in an explosion. City Manager Trey Cocking says three other people remain missing after the explosion in the northeast Kansas town of Atchison. He says authorities plan to bring in equipment to dig through...

3 years 10 months ago

Lake Avenue closed after gas line leak and fire

Lake Avenue in Pueblo is closed at Highland after a natural gas leak and fire at a storage business. The leak was caused by a backhoe doing construction work. The fire sparked in a nearby building a few minutes later. One man inside the building suffered serious injuries.

3 years 11 months ago

OSHA investigates worker death in Pueblo

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an industrial explosion in Pueblo that killed a man. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at Western Metals Recycling, which leases land at the steel mill. Ignacio Rendon-Cornelio, 30, was killed. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says it appears he was cutting...

4 years 4 months ago

Bombing injures 6 in Afghanistan

Six people were injured Saturday during a powerful explosion outside police headquarters in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Officials said a bomb went off inside a vehicle in a deserted area that had been turned into a parking lot for police vehicles. It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was...

4 years 5 months ago

Jet drama: loud bang, falling debris

SYDNEY (AP) - The CEO of Qantas says the safety of its superjumbo jet is the main focus and those planes are grounded until that's assured. CEO Alan Joyce says the airline is suspending all flights of its six Airbus A380 jetliners after a mid-air engine problem on a...

4 years 7 months ago

Death toll fluctuates in California blast

Fire crews flooded the ruins of burning homes with water early Friday after a massive explosion sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing at least four people and destroying more than 50 houses. The death toll fluctuated as authorities began assessing the damage early Friday. ...

4 years 9 months ago

College lab explosion injures four

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A hydrogen gas explosion inside a University of Missouri biochemistry lab has injured four people. Authorities say one victim has life-threatening injuries. The blast happened after 2 p.m. Monday on the third floor of Schweitzer Hall on the Columbia campus. The university said in a...

4 years 10 months ago

'Drilling moratorium causes economic harm'

Despite the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is reiterating her call to end the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it will cause economic hardship in the region. Speaking Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Landrieu said the moratorium was issued...

4 years 10 months ago

Xcel installing temporary Denver substation

Xcel Energy is still asking customers in east Denver to reduce electricity use as it installs a temporary substation to replace one that blew up. Company spokesman Mark Stutz says customers have been conserving energy, avoiding the need for controlled outages. But he says Thursday could be rough because...

4 years 10 months ago

One dead in Texas natural gas explosion

The company that was digging at the site in Texas where a natural gas line ruptured yesterday says its crew had followed the proper procedures in locating that line first. The rupture set off a massive explosion that killed one worker. The head of C&H Power Line Construction Services...

4 years 10 months ago

Natural gas line blast in Texas investigated

Authorities are investigating a natural gas explosion in rural north Texas that killed one utility worker. Officials are trying to find out how a utility crew hit a large natural gas line Monday afternoon, sending a massive fireball into he area. Johnson County's emergency management coordinator, Jack Snow,...

4 years 10 months ago

BP tries risky 'cut and cap' move

Submersible robots are making another risky attempt to control the Gulf oil gusher, while the crude on the surface is spreading. BP's latest effort involves a set of tools akin to an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe. Engineers will then try...

4 years 11 months ago

BP refineries account for most violations

A Washington-based research group says two BP refineries in the U.S. account for 97 percent of "egregious willful" violations given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The study by the Center for Public Integrity says the violations were found in the last three years in BP's Texas City...

4 years 11 months ago

Icy crystals foil attempt to cap oil leak

A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches. ...

4 years 11 months ago

Oil spill reaches Louisiana coast

Fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes as a faint glaze of oil started to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast from a sunken rig. The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish,...

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