Building explosions

A car and a house are destroyed after an explosion in Wuppertal, Germany, June 24, 2018. German police say 25 people were injured, when an explosion destroyed a several-store building in the western city of Wuppertal. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, during an explosion that destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion produced a large bang and rocked the multi-story building shortly before midnight...
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May 30, 2018 - 9:20 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — 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. Lexington Battalion Chief Jason Wells said a truck and trailer with an acetylene tank...
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Firefighters and sheriff's deputies escort children from Academy on the Hill pre-k school in Aliso Viejo, Calif., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after a fatal explosion nearby. The blast involved a building under renovation but the cause was not immediately known, according to authorities. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 11:40 pm
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical office building on Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring three other people, is being investigated as intentional and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package, a U.S. official told The Associated...
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This photo provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in North Haven, Conn. A Connecticut woman's call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left at least one person dead and other officers injured, officials said Thursday. (Kevin Galliford/WFSB-TV via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman's call to police to report that she had escaped after being held hostage for several days led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine police officers injured, officials said Thursday. A regional police...
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May 02, 2018 - 9:27 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — 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 and family hostage, leaving at least four officers injured, officials said. North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said that at...
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This photo from police officer video body camera footage on Oct. 1, 2017, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows officers searching hallways during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by Stephen Paddock, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, released Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a cache of assault-style weapons and broken windows that had a view of a concert venue killing field,...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate. Douglas County officials posted an update saying the fire...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A convention center in Minnesota has opened to accept people forced from their homes by a smoky fire at a nearby Wisconsin oil refinery. Executive director Chelly Townsend...
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FBI officials work inside a FedEX Office store Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the southwest Austin suburb of Sunset Valley, Texas, as authorities investigate a recent string of package bombs. (Reshma Kirpalani/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 10:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 10 p.m. Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Austin assistance police chief Ely Reyes says Tuesday...
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March 11, 2018 - 1:12 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker got mobbed — no, not scooped up this time — by his teammates at home plate after a game-winning blast. The Cal freshman second baseman slugged his first college home run in the bottom of the 12th inning Saturday night to lead the Bears over Brown 4-3 . That came...
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