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Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23

Nov. 11, 2018 12:01 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The few residents of the burned-out Northern California city of Paradise who were able to inspect their property on Saturday saw nothing but disappointment. Nearly the entire city of 27,000 residents lay in ruins and most were still barred from returning to the still hazardous town...

Gas explosion levels empty mansion under renovation

Nov. 5, 2018 8:00 AM EST

GLADWYNE, Pa. (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an empty mansion in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia on Sunday, reducing the 9,000-sq. foot (836-sq. meter) home to rubble and frightening neighbors and others who felt the thunderous boom. The explosion at the Gladwyne mansion happened just after 8...

1 dead, 2 injured in house explosion in Kentucky

Oct. 28, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

McDANIELS, Ky. (AP) — Police say an explosion at a Kentucky home has killed one person and injured two others. State Trooper Scotty Sharp says in a news release the explosion occurred Saturday in McDaniels. The statement says a preliminary investigation found the explosion was caused by a possible gas...

Lawyer: Family wants justice after gas explosions death

Oct. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a teen killed when a series of natural gas explosions and explosions rocked communities north of Boston plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the utility company. Attorney Doug Sheff told reporters Thursday that Columbia Gas was reckless and should have to pay for last...

Cellphone explodes aboard school bus, injuring high schooler

Oct. 10, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

EARLEVILLE, Md. (AP) — An exploding cellphone has injured a high school student on the bus ride home from school in Maryland. News outlets reports the school bus was bringing students home from Bohemia Manor High School in Chesapeake City on Tuesday afternoon when students pointed out a smoking cellphone...

Pompeii excavation yields rich garden scene in home shrine

Oct. 5, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a new treasure in the ruins of Pompeii: a richly painted garden scene in the shrine area of a home that had been buried following the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The ANSA news agency said it was given exclusive access Friday to the site, known as a...

15 buildings deemed uninhabitable after US gas explosions

Oct. 4, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say at least 15 buildings in communities north of Boston that were damaged in gas explosions last month are uninhabitable. The Eagle-Tribune reports the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday 19 other buildings in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover are suitable...

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Sep. 19, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week's dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday. Some 300 people came out to St. Mary the Assumption Church in Lawrence to remember 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, the...

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Sep. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its...

The Latest: Lawsuit filed over natural gas explosions

Sep. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company on behalf of residents impacted by natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the law...