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A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries

Jun. 17, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for further ocean exploration, despite lingering questions about the disaster. Tuesday marks one year since the Titan...

Fire at chemical factory in India kills at least 9, with searchers looking for more victims

May. 24, 2024 03:15 AM EDT

THANE, India (AP) — Rescuers combed through piles of debris and wreckage Friday searching for bodies after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in western India killed at least nine people and injured 64 others, officials said. The explosion in the factory’s boiler on...

Today in History: April 20, 2 students kill 12 at Columbine High School

Apr. 20, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today is Saturday, April 20, the 111th day of 2024. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before...

Judges orders Pennsylvania agency to produce inspection records related to chocolate plant blast

Apr. 17, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

Pennsylvania utility regulators must turn over inspection records to the National Transportation Safety Board as part of the federal agency’s probe into a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory last year, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner...

At least 1 critically injured in explosion and fire at French oil products factory

Apr. 10, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An explosion followed by a fire Wednesday at a French factory treating dangerous substances left at least one person critically injured, according to local authorities. The cause of the explosion, which sent a huge cloudburst of gray smoke over the area, is being...

Crews carefully start removing first piece of twisted steel from collapsed Baltimore bridge

Mar. 30, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Teams of engineers worked Saturday on the intricate process of cutting and lifting the first section of twisted steel from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, which crumpled into the Patapsco River this week after a massive cargo ship crashed into one of its supports. ...

An explosion in a coal mine in southwest Pakistan kills 12 miners while 8 are rescued

Mar. 20, 2024 03:23 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An explosion inside a coal mine in southwest Pakistan killed 12 miners while eight were rescued, an official said Wednesday. The bodies of the dead were all recovered after the overnight collapse in Harnai, a district in the Baluchistan province, a mine...