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1 killed, 13 injured by blasts at Russian military depot

Russian authorities say powerful explosions that started at a military depot in Siberia two days ago left one person dead and 13 people injured.


Explosion, fire shakes townhome near school

An explosion and fire burned part of a townhouse at 6307 N. Altamont St. next to Arlington Elementary School on Sunday. A witness said she knocked on the door, smelled …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

1 body found, 2 more believed dead in Illinois plant blast

An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

One dead, more than a dozen injured in North Carolina explosion

A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Power station blast adds to sense of chaos in Venezuela

An explosion rocked a power station in the Venezuelan capital early Monday, witnesses said, adding to the crisis created by days of nationwide power cuts.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He …


3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as …


22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial …


Explosion kills 1 in Idaho. Same firm handles radioactive waste at Hanford

U.S. Ecology has a site on the Hanford nuclear reservation just north of Richland, but the work there is different than at the Idaho site that had an explosion on …


Monitors check for radiation release after waste site blast

Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

An explosion Saturday morning at the U.S. Ecology waste facility near Grand View killed one person and injured at least three others.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Moose bomb: Rotting carcass blown up in Wyoming forest

A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that its carcass has been blown to smithereens.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning

It was just a tiny cabin, a single loft room in the woods with minimal electricity and no running water, but it represented Jenny and Jerry Drake’s values – how …


Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions destroy homes

A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities …


Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, opposition activists said.


Tanker truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring …


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Vancouver girl seriously hurt when discarded bottle explodes in her hands

A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday after picking up a plastic bottle tossed from a passing vehicle, only to have it explode in her hands, according to the Vancouver …


Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.


Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.


Fatal cabin fire that killed 5 likely “horrible accident”

Officials say autopsies done after a cabin explosion that killed a family of five on Washington state’s Hood Canal revealed no indicators to suspect foul play.


Family of 5 killed in explosion at Washington state cabin

Authorities say a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property on Washington state’s Hood Canal.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:46 a.m.

Explosion damages UPS freight hub in Kentucky

An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky’s second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what fire officials described as an accidental blast.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 …


California building explosion investigated as intentional

An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Officers injured after explosion at barricade scene

A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving at least …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a large refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring several people and prompting fire officials to urge people living near the still-burning …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power …