TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka authorities are investigating after an explosive device detonated early Wednesday near a duplex, damaging that home and a house next to it.
Fish house explosion critically injures man
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A Detroit Lakes man is hospitalized in critical condition after a fish house exploded in Moorhead.
The fire department says the explosion happened Sunday and that...
1 dead, 1 injured after explosion at Idaho house
MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an explosion destroyed a house in central Idaho, leaving a man dead and a teenage girl injured.
The McCall Fire Department says the Sunday afternoon...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, authorities...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an explosion in Los Angeles (all times local):
Authorities say a 9,000-gallon (34,000-liter) tanker leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an...
Explosion quickly destroys empty Vermont home on farm
LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — Officials say a large explosion destroyed a Vermont home but luckily no one was inside at the time of the blast.
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit that claimed Anadarko Petroleum sacrificed safety at its Colorado wells and pipelines to boost its profits.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will help oversee efforts to improve safety and reduce risk at NiSource, the utility company blamed for natural gas...
Iran report: Gas pipeline explosion kills at least 5
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A gas pipeline explosion in southwestern Iran on Thursday killed at least five people and injured six, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags
DETROIT (AP) — A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda minivan.
Historic Nevada saloon extensively damaged in explosion
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) — A gas leak apparently triggered an explosion at an old Nevada saloon in historic Virginia City that injured one employee and forced the closure of a street.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an explosion caused heavy damage to a north Philadelphia gas station, but no injuries were reported.
Police say a backhoe punctured an underground gas...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The natural gas company blamed for a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley says it'll resume replacing damaged heating equipment for property...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The widow of a West Virginia coal miner who was among 29 men killed in the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion has settled a lawsuit against the federal government for...
ENID, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a man killed and another wounded in an explosion at a salt water disposal site in northern Oklahoma.
Damaged Missouri highway reopens with limited speeds
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri highway damaged by a Panhandle Eastern Pipeline explosion has reopened with a reduced speed limit.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said in a...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The manager of an oil processing plant in eastern Montana that exploded and burned in 2012 has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act.
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Madeline Island’s fire station destroyed
TOWN OF LA POINTE, Wis. (AP) — An explosion and fire has destroyed Madeline Island's only fire station and ambulance service.
Town of La Pointe administrator Lisa Potswald says no one was...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — More than six months after natural gas explosions rocked Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley, small business owners in the region say they're still reeling.
Police: Propane leak likely caused home explosion
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a propane leak likely caused a home explosion in Worcester that injured two people.
The explosion and house fire was reported Sunday...
Repair schedule for damaged Missouri highway unclear
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — A section of central Missouri highway damaged by an explosion will remain closed until further notice because of extensive damage.
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — Officials are investigating the cause of a gas pipeline explosion during the weekend in central Missouri.
The pipeline owned by Dallas-based Panhandle Eastern Pipeline...
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A local official says all of the more than 50 people reported missing after an explosion in southern Nigeria early Friday have now been accounted for.
2 injured in house fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house fire in Worcester.
Vermont State Police say they were notified of an explosion and house fire on Sunday around 10:30 a.m....
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a tourist boat exploded beneath Stefanie Schaffer's seat, mangling her legs, she lay in a hospital bed wondering whether she would ever walk again. But before...
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.
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Feds blame home blast on faulty natural gas line connection
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say a poorly installed natural gas connection is likely to blame for a gas explosion that killed a utility worker and destroyed two Pennsylvania...
Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25
CAIRO (AP) — A fight between two train conductors unleashed a speeding, unmanned locomotive that slammed into a barrier and exploded in the Egyptian capital's main train station Wednesday, killing...
The Latest: Egypt says crash happened after conductor fight
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at the Egyptian capital's main train station (all times local):
Egypt's prosecutor general says an investigation has determined...
Eugene fried chicken food cart explodes; no injuries
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a popular fried chicken food cart in Eugene exploded.
The Register-Guard reports the Buck Buck Food Cart exploded at about 8 a.m....
No injuries reported in Oregon food cart explosion
Eugene, Ore. (AP) — Residents in Eugene's Whiteaker neighborhood were jolted by an explosion of a food cart in the area Sunday morning.
The Register-Guard reports no injuries were reported...
1 injured in fire at Wyoming wellhead building
EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been seriously burned after an explosion and fire in a building that houses a wellhead in southwest Wyoming.
Explosion levels vacant home in southeastern North Dakota
MILNOR, N.D. (AP) — Investigators believe a newly-installed furnace may have caused an explosion that leveled a home in southeastern North Dakota.
1 killed, 2 wounded in explosion in Nepal’s capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An explosion outside a telecommunication company in Nepal's capital killed one person and injured two others, police official said Saturday.
20 years ago, a thunderous explosion shook the Lehigh Valley
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two decades later, it's the thunderous boom — the unmistakable sound of something disastrous — that many in the Lehigh Valley remember about that night.
The Latest: UDOT spokesman: Repairs needed after tanker fire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fuel tanker fire on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City (all times local):
A Utah Department of Transportation spokesman says crews need to...
Massachusetts gas explosions cost utility more than $1B
BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion.
NiSource, Columbia's parent company, said in a financial...
Dallas girl killed in explosion seen on video prior to blast
DALLAS (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old girl who died in a natural gas explosion at her Dallas home has released cellphone video the girl recorded in the minutes leading up to the...
California airport worker dies when jet bridge tire explodes
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a large tire from a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during...
1 month after Mexico pipeline fire, toll stands at 130 dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say that one month after a fiery explosion at an illegally tapped gasoline pipeline, the death toll stands at 130.
The government of central Hidalgo state says 62 of the 81 people injured in the Jan. 18 fire have died at hospitals. Sixty-eight others died at the scene, most too badly charred to be identified.
The government said Monday that 15 people remain hospitalized, two of them in very serious condition and six in serious condition.
Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta.
Unified Fire Authority officials say there were no injuries in Saturday afternoon's explosion that occurred in the attic of the building.
The Deseret News reports that the blast caused an estimated $1 million in damage.
Girls killed in factory explosion remembered 130 years later
PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — Margaret Bau was shivering as she remembered stories about her great-grandmother Gwendolyn Lake, the mother of one of 10 girls and young women who died horrible deaths in the borough 130 years ago this month.
Gwendolyn's daughter Mary was 16 when she perished while working at the Powell Squib Factory on Feb. 25, 1889.
A series of explosions leveled the factory, where mostly young women and teenage girls worked to produce squibs — small explosive detonators used in coal mining.
Woman severely injured in home explosion near Heber City
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a retired firefighter rescued a woman who was severely injured in a home explosion that occurred as the woman and her children arrived at the residence for a weekend stay.
Wasatch County Fire spokeswoman Janet Carson says the explosion occurred Friday night near Heber City immediately after the woman opened the garage door and smelled something.
The ex-firefighter has a cabin nearby and pulled the 37-year-old woman from the home.
Home explosion sends 3 to hospital
CEDAR HILL, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a Robertson County home exploded after a woman attempted to light a water heater.
According to the Robertson County Sherriff's office, the explosion occurred Friday after 34-year-old Brittany Elliott turned on the gas in her Cedar Hill home and then went to light the water heater.
Elliott told police she does not have a sense of smell and so she was unable to smell a gas leak.
Worker hurt in 2018 Texas hospital blast sues gas utility
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A worker severely burned in a 2018 deadly explosion at a Central Texas hospital has sued a Dallas-based utility seeking more than $1 million.
Matt Aaron of Oglesby alleges Atmos (AT'-muhs) Energy Corporation failed to maintain its natural gas system and include a "rotten egg" odor to alert of possible leaks.
Worker fixing semitrailer suffers severe burns in explosion
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A worker repairing a semitrailer in Georgia suffered severe burns in an explosion.
DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Dion Bentley tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the explosion occurred Thursday morning at a tractor-trailer repair factory. Bentley says the victim suffered burns from the waist up.
Explosion at rural Williston business injures 2 workers
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — An explosion at a rural Williston business injured two people.
The Williams County Sheriff's Office says the blast happened about midday Wednesday. The business wasn't immediately named.
Two employees were taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. They weren't immediately identified.
25 Kashmir students injured by blast inside classroom
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 25 high school students were injured by an explosion in their classroom in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, police and medics said.
The blast occurred in a 10th grade classroom in a school in the southern Kakapora area, said senior police officer S.P. Pani. He said police are investigating the explosive and how it got into the classroom.