Explosions

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
May 23, 2019 - 7:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of...
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May 20, 2019 - 10:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges. Anna Osborne,...
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May 19, 2019 - 12:33 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said. Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A contract worker has been sentenced to a year of probation for a Clean Water Act violation connected to a deadly 2012 oil platform explosion off Louisiana's coast. Don Moss, of Groves, Texas, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty last year. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2012, file photo, fishermen cross the sea waters off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, near the Strait of Hormuz. The United Arab Emirates said Sunday, May 12, 2019 that four commercial ships near Fujairah "were subjected to sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at the Fujairah port. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 12, 2019 - 1:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast "were subjected to sabotage operations," just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby Emirati port. Emirati officials...
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May 06, 2019 - 7:27 am
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Authorities in the West African nation of Niger say at least 55 people are dead after a tanker truck filled with fuel exploded near the country's main airport. President Issoufou Mahamadou called the explosion a "national tragedy" after visiting a hospital where dozens were...
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May 05, 2019 - 9:18 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire...
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May 04, 2019 - 10:14 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four as authorities suspended the search for two...
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In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 photo, emergency crews work at the scene of a deadly collision on Interstate 70 near the Colorado Mills Parkway in Lakewood, Colo. On Friday, police said the truck driver blamed for causing the fatal pileup involving over two dozen vehicles has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Four people died after a semi-truck hauling lumber plowed into vehicles on a crowded section of Interstate 70 near Denver, causing a fire so intense that it melted the roadway and metal off of cars, authorities said Friday. Authorities had to wait until daylight to confirm...
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Injured men receive treatment at a hospital, after a clash between Taliban and security forces in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan, Saturday, April 13, 2019. An Afghan official says the Taliban fighters have launch attacks on Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz city, killing six people and so far more than 50 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Bashir Khan Safi)
April 13, 2019 - 6:28 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a new assault early Saturday on the northern city of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the insurgents in 2015 and has come under attack several times since then. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz, said at least six people were...
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