Latest Explosions News

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5

Oct. 18, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night. Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical center in serious condition after...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

Oct. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others...

Judge probing Beirut blast receives FBI's investigation

Oct. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating a massive blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many people two months ago has received a report from the FBI about their own probe of the blast, state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday. The news agency said Judge Fadi Sawwan received the FBI report on...

Massachusetts home damaged by explosion in street

Oct. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts home has been damaged by an explosion in the street in front of the house, authorities said. No one was injured by the explosion reported to Tyngsborough police at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday and thought to have been caused by some type of firework, Tyngsborough police...

People wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran has highest day death toll from virus, currency plunges

Oct. 11, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari...

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a building  after a diesel tank exploded in the neighborhood of Tarik al-Jadida, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Small explosion at bakery in Lebanese capital kills 4 people

Oct. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A diesel tank exploded inside a Beirut building on Friday night, killing four people and injuring several others, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast in the western neighborhood of Tariq Jadidah. The state-run National News Agency said the blaze...

An anti-government protester holds a national flag, as she passes in front of Lebanese army soldiers during a protest against rising prices and worsening economic and financial conditions, in Zalka, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanon's outgoing PM rejects end to subsidies amid crisis

Oct. 9, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister on Friday adamantly rejected any move to end subsidies of goods in the crisis-hit country, warning it would lead to a “social explosion” as the central bank’s reserves dwindle and the local currency continues to drop, throwing more...

$56M gas explosions settlement with Massachusetts approved

Oct. 8, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A $56 million settlement between Massachusetts and the natural gas utility found responsible for a series of explosions and fires in the state in 2018 was approved by the state Department of Public Utilities. The settlement with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and its parent, NiSource, was...

Former American professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, right, rides with Lebanese and foreign cyclists at the site of the Aug. 4 deadly blast in the port of Beirut that killed scores and wounded thousands in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Armstrong led the charity bike tour named,

Lance Armstrong leads Beirut bike tour to help blast victims

Oct. 4, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Former American professional cyclist Lance Armstrong led a bike tour around Beirut on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for organizations helping residents affected by a massive explosion that struck the Lebanese capital in August. Dozens of cyclists took part in the “Bike for...

Exploding Takata air bag inflator kills Arizona driver

Oct. 4, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 26. The latest death occurred Aug. 20 in Mesa, Arizona, in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic, according to a statement released Saturday by Honda. It was the 17th death...