Explosions

Cranes stand in front of an apartment building which was destroyed in an explosion on the previous day in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 1, 2017. One person died in the explosion in the building. Rescue forces found the body of a female resident on Saturday morning. ( Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've arrested a 48-year-old man on charges of murder on allegations he set off an explosion in a multi-family home in the western city of Dortmund that blew the building apart and left one resident dead. Prosecutor Sandra Luecke told the dpa news agency on...
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Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is seen from the side of a road as it spews lava during an eruption in the early hours of Thursday, March 16, 2017. A new eruption which began on March 15 is causing no damages to Catania's airport which is fully operational. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)
March 16, 2017 - 12:55 pm
MILAN (AP) — Volcanic rocks and steam injured at least 10 people, including tourists and a scientist, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna on Thursday, witnesses and media reported. The tourists, who were drawn to Etna to observe the spectacle of the active volcano erupting, were caught by...
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March 04, 2017 - 11:56 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP Obama spokesman denies Trump's wiretap allegation PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A spokesman for former President Barack Obama says that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen." Kevin Lewis says "any suggestion otherwise is simply...
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February 25, 2017 - 1:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian media says multiple explosions have struck a security building in the central city of Homs, inflicting numerous casualties. The state-affiliated Ikhbariyeh TV said the blasts Saturday morning were caused by suicide attacks. The governor of Homs Province, Talal Barzani, told The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire roars through a neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area and then misleading investigators looking into the blast. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 23, 2017 - 3:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. But California's...
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In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, people use a public wifi hotspot in Havana, Cuba. Home internet came to Cuba in December 2016, in a limited pilot program that’s part of the most dramatic change in daily life here since the declaration of detente with the United States on Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
January 14, 2017 - 7:47 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company. The 55-year-old theater producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service unimaginable in the Cuba of...
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January 03, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire and sometimes injured users. The agency announced a two-day public meeting for April,...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian army soldiers flash the victory sign near their tank in the Sukkari neighborhood, east Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Dec 23, 2016. Syrian rebels outside Aleppo on Friday shelled a neighborhood in the northern city, killing three people in the first bombardment since government forces took control of the whole city after opposition fighters in the eastern parts withdrew, state TV reported. (SANA via AP)
December 24, 2016 - 5:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says an explosion rocked eastern Aleppo as some residents were returning to their homes after the government assumed full control of the city earlier this week. It says the explosion on Saturday was caused by a device left inside a school by Syrian rebels, who withdrew...
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U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, back center, listens as SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney, right, discuss charges in an indictment against Platinum Partners hedge fund chief investment officer Mark Nordlicht and six others in a $1 billion fraud case, Monday Dec. 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
December 19, 2016 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1 billion fraud case linked to an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed three workers and injured several others. Mark Nordlicht, a founder and chief investment officer of Platinum Partners, and six other defendants were...
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December 19, 2016 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1 billion fraud case linked to a deadly oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with Platinum Partners were to appear in federal court in Brooklyn to face charges that they lied to investors about the performance of a fund...
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