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Prosecutor: Search warrants issued in Indy blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday they have served search warrants and questioned people in connection with an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and destroyed at least five …


Indiana home explosion investigated as homicide

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, though no suspects …


Ind. home explosion now homicide investigation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now a homicide investigation, authorities said, though no suspects have been …


Ind. home explosion now homicide investigation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed two people and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood. Indianapolis Homeland Security Director …


2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are …


Co. looks for worker after oil rig fire in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its …


Company continues search; 1 hospitalized man fair

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As crews searched Sunday for a worker still missing after an oil platform explosion and fire, doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze …


Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with critical burns …


Gulf rig fire leaves 4 hurt, 2 missing; no leak

VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and …


Coast Guard: Gulf rig fire sends 4 to hospitals

VENICE, La. (AP) — Coast Guard officials said an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending four people to hospitals Friday. Two were believed to be missing. Petty …


Defense lawyers say BP rig workers are scapegoats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While BP has resolved a sweeping criminal probe of its role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, two company employees charged …


Residents in blast-shaken subdivision want answers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When a house two blocks away exploded with a deafening boom, the staggering force knocked Billie Chipman to the floor. The freckled 16-year-old hasn’t slept since. “I …


BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of …


Investigation work at Indiana blast area nears end

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators hope to wrap up their work at the scene of the deadly Indianapolis house explosion by the end of the week, although they aren’t putting a …


APNewsBreak: BP gets record fine in Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf …


Experts: Analysis of Indiana blast could take time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators looking for the cause of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion got more support for their theory that natural gas was a factor Wednesday when an attorney …


Lawyer: Girl smelled something before Ind. blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for the owner of a house believed to be at the center of a deadly Indianapolis explosion says the woman’s 12-year-old daughter smelled a strange …


Investigators looking at appliances in Ind. blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for …


Ind. investigators looking at appliances in blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for …


Ind. investigators focusing on appliances in blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The investigation into an Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood turned Tuesday to natural gas-fueled appliances. Indianapolis Homeland Security Director Gary Coons issued …


Experts: Appliance could have caused Indiana blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly Indianapolis explosion that decimated a neighborhood shows signs that aren’t characteristic of natural gas explosions caused by appliances. But experts say they can’t rule out …


Concerns about furnace fuel Indiana blast probe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As investigators try to determine what caused a deadly explosion that ravaged an Indianapolis subdivision, an expert says people shouldn’t be alarmed by a homeowner’s suggestion that …


Indiana blast investigation focuses on natural gas

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The search for what caused a massive, deadly explosion that rocked an Indianapolis neighborhood turned to natural gas Monday, with officials checking gas lines and a homeowner …


Gas company: No calls about furnace at blast site

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A spokeswoman for a gas company says the utility didn’t receive any reports about a faulty furnace at an Indianapolis home that exploded, killing two people. The …


Owner: Furnace may be behind deadly Indiana blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The owner of one of the homes that exploded in Indianapolis said Monday that a problem furnace could be to blame for the blast that killed two …


Deadly Indiana blast puzzles officials, residents

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With no hint of a problem in advance, in particular no tell-tale smell of a gas leak, authorities and residents in a southern Indianapolis neighborhood are trying …


Search for cause of deadly Indianapolis explosion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The blast was so loud it woke people as far as three miles away, triggering thoughts of a plane crash or earthquake. Alex Pflanzer was sound asleep …


Up to 31 homes devastated by deadly Indiana blast

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say as many as 31 homes were damaged so badly in a blast that killed two people in Indianapolis that they may have to be demolished. …