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  • Dozens hurt in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast

    April 18, 2013 4:46 AM

    WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction. The explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, a community... more »
  • NATO: 6 killed in Afghanistan blast were US troops

    July 9, 2012 6:23 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO is confirming that the six troops killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan on Sunday were Americans. Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, disclosed their nationalities at a briefing on Monday. He said he could not provide other details about the incident... more »
  • Blast at Calumet rattles neighborhood

    February 24, 2012 6:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Neighbors of Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxest had a late-morning scare Thursday. Several told KTBS-TV that they heard a loud noise and felt the ground shake after a boiler failed at the facility. Company officials say after completing maintenance work on a boiler, staff tried to... more »
  • West Virginina Mine Boss Charged with Fraud in Deadly Blast

    February 22, 2012 10:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast. Former Upper Big Branch mine boss... more »
  • Workers to Be Honored for Rescues After Rig Blast

    April 15, 2011 6:01 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Crew members of a supply vessel that was tethered to the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded last year are set to be honored at a Coast Guard awards ceremony for helping rescue blast survivors. About a dozen crew members from the Damon B. Bankston... more »
  • Huge Volcanic Blast Spurs more Indonesians to Flee

    November 3, 2010 8:39 AM

    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's deadly Mount Merapi erupted Wednesday with its biggest volcanic explosion yet, forcing hasty evacuations of more villagers and the panicked refugees who already fled the initial blast a week ago. The eruption lasted more than an hour and shot searing ashes miles into the... more »

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