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Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

Feb. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother. Hossain stood outside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening along with others holding pictures of family members missing...

Handyman accused of intentionally blowing up Denver rowhome

Feb. 11, 2019 10:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A handyman who was involved in an argument with tenants intentionally caused an explosion that leveled a brick row house in Denver, injuring nine people, including himself, authorities said. Todd Perkins, 56, was arrested Monday on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, said Capt. Greg...

US officials to investigate San Francisco gas explosion

Feb. 8, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion in San Francisco that sent flames into the sky for hours and damaged five buildings, an official said Thursday. An eight-person team arrived in San Francisco on Thursday night to begin the lengthy process...

San Francisco gas explosion shoots fire that burns buildings

Feb. 6, 2019 9:18 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air for hours Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the streets. It took utility crews more than two hours to put out the fire after private construction workers cut...

The Latest: Utility says crews had to hand dig gas shut-off

Feb. 6, 2019 8:29 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas flowing to a fire that raged in a San Francisco neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, Melissa Subbotin, says that's why it...

Iran arrests 5 after gunmen kill policeman, wound officer

Feb. 6, 2019 8:24 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen killed an Iranian policeman and wounded a police officer in a shootout Wednesday during which a stray bullet hit a fuel tanker, causing it to explode, Iran's state TV reported. Authorities later said five suspects were arrested. State TV quoted Gen. Mohammad Mahdia, police chief...

Police suspect New Mexico blast that killed 1 was suicide

Feb. 5, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police said Tuesday they suspect a man who died in an explosion behind an Albuquerque, New Mexico, strip mall intended to kill himself. The improvised device exploded Monday in an alley near a busy intersection, killing one man. No one else was injured in the afternoon blast that...

'Improvised explosion' hits New Mexico strip mall, kills 1

Feb. 5, 2019 12:38 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An "improvised explosion" detonated in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday and killed a man authorities believe was responsible for the device, police said. Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier said at a news conference the blast didn't appear to be...

The Latest: 'Improvised explosion' kills 1 in Albuquerque

Feb. 5, 2019 12:32 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion in Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Police say an "improvised explosion" detonated in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has killed a man believed to be behind the device. Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier...

Police arrest man who crashed into house, caused explosion

Feb. 1, 2019 6:09 AM EST

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say crashed his car into a gas meter and set off a house explosion in Ohio. Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says authorities located the 56-year-old man Thursday afternoon in a vacant house about one mile from the explosion in Vermilion....