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Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city

Aug. 04, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

Four people were found dead Thursday in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska, authorities said. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc said at a news conference that a man was seen driving away from the city of Laurel before the bodies were discovered and...

Wildfires in West explode in size amid hot, windy conditions

Jul. 31, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was spreading. In California's Klamath National...

Evacuations ordered for over 100 homes after wildfires in California, Montana explode in size

Jul. 30, 2022 15:12 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Evacuations ordered for over 100 homes after wildfires in California, Montana explode in size.

House explosion, fire kills elderly couple in Hopkins

Jul. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

HOPKINS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are working to learn what caused a deadly house explosion and fire in Hopkins. Family members have identified the two people killed in Wednesday's explosion and fire as an elderly married couple, 85-year-old Hubert Vassar and his 83-year-old wife...

Police find 2 bodies after explosion demolishes Hopkins home

Jul. 27, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HOPKINS, Minn. (AP) — Two people were killed Wednesday morning when an explosion and fire demolished a suburban Minneapolis home, police said. Hopkins Fire Chief Dale Specken said it was a “pretty violent explosion” that reportedly shook many other homes in the neighborhood....

4 dead, 13 injured in Tianjin gas explosion in north China

Jul. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have died in a gas explosion that injured 13 others at a six-story residential building in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media said Wednesday. A trapped person who had been pulled out on Tuesday at 5:40 p.m., more than 10 hours after the morning...

3 missing in gas explosion in major north China port city

Jul. 19, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion after a partial building collapse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin on Tuesday morning left three people missing and 11 injured. The event remains under investigation, but it appears to point to the deterioration of infrastructure...

Le Mars explosion injures 3 people, destroys homes

Jul. 13, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — An explosion Wednesday morning destroyed two houses in the northwest Iowa city of Le Mars and injured three people. The 6:30 a.m. explosion demolished two adjacent houses and damaged a third house, Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Schipper told the Sioux City...

'Dad, that's it. She's dead': Another day of loss in Ukraine

Jul. 08, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — She had gone out to feed the cats when the shelling began. It was afternoon, a residential neighborhood, a time to get errands done. But there is nothing routine about life near the front line in Ukraine. Kharkiv, the country’s...

1 injured, house destroyed in Southern California explosion

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A pre-dawn explosion and fire leveled a home, injuring one person inside, and damaged at least two other homes Wednesday in Southern California, authorities said. The blast occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the San Bernardino County desert community of...