Explosions

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May 22, 2017 - 6:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by...
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May 21, 2017 - 10:21 am
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff's Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2010, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Blankenship recently finished a year in prison for conspiracy to violate federal mine safety standards at Upper Big Branch, where 29 miners were killed in an explosion in 2010. Massey told The Associated Press on Friday, May 19, 2017, that he will keep up his fight for vindication and to try to convince people that natural gas, and not methane gas and excess coal dust, was the root of the explosion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the same...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pNoixW...
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May 15, 2017 - 9:34 am
WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pNoixW...
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May 10, 2017 - 5:38 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was set to be released Wednesday from an Arizona halfway house, marking the end of his one-year prison term for to his criminal conviction in the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia...
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May 09, 2017 - 4:23 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 14 people, 11 of them children, authorities said Tuesday. Puebla state authorities reported that 22 others were injured in Monday night's blast...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:49 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 14 people and injuring 22 more, authorities said Tuesday. The Puebla state government reported that 11 children were among the fatal victims of...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:44 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's state news agency says an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi has injured at least 80 people. Assistant Divisional Officer of the Ghana National Fire Services Emmanuel Bonney told state news that a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum...
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May 09, 2017 - 12:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 more, authorities said Tuesday. The Puebla state government reported that five children were among the fatal victims...
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