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Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of last year's massive Beirut port blast reaffirmed their support Saturday for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing calls for his ouster by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies. The...

House explosion, fire under investigation; owner injured

Oct. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Firefighters in Maine are investigating a house explosion and fire that injured the homeowner. The residence is a complete loss following the explosion Friday afternoon in Embden, state fire and police said in a news release. ...

Officials: Explosion, fire, explosion in home not accidental

Oct. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a Tempe house where two women were found dead wasn't accidental, but circumstances of the incident remain unclear, city officials announced Friday. Investigators determined that the explosion occurred early Monday morning...

Woman dies after last month's huge blast in Sweden

Oct. 15, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman who was among four people seriously injured in a huge building explosion and fire last month that damaged at least 140 apartments has died, Swedish police said Friday. The woman died in the hospital where she was being treated, police...

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

Oct. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution. On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Hezbollah wants judge in Beirut port blast probe removed

Oct. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and its allies called Wednesday for the removal of the judge leading the probe into last year's massive explosion at Beirut’s port. The move could derail the country's new government even before it begins tackling Lebanon's unprecedented...

Lebanon judge issues arrest warrant for MP over port blast

Oct. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge leading Lebanon's probe into last year’s massive Beirut port explosion issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a former Cabinet minister, a show of defiance against an entrenched political class that has closed ranks against him. Judge Tarek Bitar...

Huge fire extinguished at oil facility in southern Lebanon

Oct. 11, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

ZAHRANI, Lebanon (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a huge blaze that broke out in a storage tank at one of Lebanon's main oil facilities in the country's south Monday. The fire sent orange flames and a thick black column of smoke into the sky. Energy Minister Walid...

Fire officials: 1 hurt in gas explosion that destroyed house

Oct. 11, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — One person was injured when a gas explosion destroyed a house on Sunday night, fire officials in Harford County said. Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company Assistant Chief John Terrell said the explosion destroyed one house and damaged two other homes,...

NTSB: Engine-room-only fuel shutoff valves let fire spread

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fuel shutoff valves outside the engine room might have stopped a fire that destroyed a shrimp boat after an explosion off Louisiana last year, federal investigators say. Other shrimpers saw the smoke and rescued all four people from the Master Dylan....