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A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5

Oct. 18, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night. Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical center in serious condition after...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

Oct. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others...

Riceland Rice says 3 injured, none seriously in plant blast

Oct. 16, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) — Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday blast that damaged the building,...

Massachusetts home damaged by explosion in street

Oct. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts home has been damaged by an explosion in the street in front of the house, authorities said. No one was injured by the explosion reported to Tyngsborough police at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday and thought to have been caused by some type of firework, Tyngsborough police...

Officials: 3 adults, 2 children injured in house fire

Oct. 12, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three adults and two children were injured in a house fire that may have been caused by an explosion, authorities said. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said the victims' injuries were serious but not life-threatening, The Baltimore Sun reported. Officials said fire...

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a building  after a diesel tank exploded in the neighborhood of Tarik al-Jadida, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Small explosion at bakery in Lebanese capital kills 4 people

Oct. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A diesel tank exploded inside a Beirut building on Friday night, killing four people and injuring several others, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast in the western neighborhood of Tariq Jadidah. The state-run National News Agency said the blaze...

Man injured in house explosion in Urbana

Oct. 2, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A man has been injured in a house explosion and fire in eastern Illinois. The explosion was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Friday at a ranch-style home in Urbana, south of Chicago. A number of area fire departments responded and brought the blaze under control. Champaign County...

Gas leak leads to explosion in Dubuque

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fire officials are blaming a gas leak for an explosion that destroyed one Dubuque home and damaged several others. KCRG reports that Chief Rick Steines with the Dubuque Fire Department said a machine struck a gas main Monday while working in the area. He said firefighters evacuated...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Five-run 7th inning powers Rangers past Astros 6-1

Sep. 26, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Mathis hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run and Leody Taveras followed with a solo blast in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Mathis homered to left center, his third of the season, against rookie...

Police: Parolee shot after triggering blast in hotel room

Sep. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A man on parole was shot by police after a standoff in a northern Colorado hotel Thursday after he allegedly detonated an explosive device in his room, authorities said. Leon Gladwell, 40, was taken to the hospital after being shot at a Residence Inn in Longmont but his condition was...