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West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

3 Italian firefighters killed in building explosion

Nov. 5, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Three Italian firefighters were killed early Tuesday in a building explosion that appears to have been deliberate in the northwestern region of Piedmont. Sky TG24 reported that the firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in an unoccupied farm building in Alessandria province...

3 people detained in connection with Swedish explosion

Nov. 2, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have detained three people in connection with an explosion in an apartment building in the southern city of Malmo. No-one was injured in the blast, which broke the building's main door, blew out windows and substantially damaged the entrance level in a southern...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...

The Latest: Feds say pilot suddenly lost touch before crash

Oct. 29, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in New Jersey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Federal investigators say the pilot of a small plane who died when his plane crashed into New Jersey home was cleared to land before suddenly losing contact with air traffic controllers. National...

Iowa woman dies after explosion at gender reveal party

Oct. 27, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has died after an explosion at a gender reveal party created debris that hit her. The Marion County Sheriff's office says the explosion happened at a home in central Iowa around 4 p.m. Saturday during a party to announce the gender of a baby a couple is expecting....

The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished

Oct. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully...

New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site

Oct. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site.

New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Officials said a demolition that had been planned Saturday...

Plans pushed back to explode 2 cranes in New Orleans

Oct. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans have been pushed back a day to bring down two giant, unstable construction cranes in a series of controlled explosions before they can topple onto historic New Orleans buildings, the city's fire chief said Friday, noting the risky work involved in placing explosive on the towers....