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MSHA: Burst pipeline killed 1, injured 1 at Nevada gold mine

Feb. 03, 2023 15:08 PM EST

EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Two miners were trying to remove a water pipeline at a gold mine in northeast Nevada last month when the pipe burst, killing one and injuring the other, according to a preliminary report issued by federal safety investigators. Alejandro Castaneda, 49, who had...

9 held in Netherlands, Belgium over German ATM explosions

Feb. 02, 2023 12:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Nine men suspected of involvement in blowing up dozens of cash machines in Germany and stealing some 5.2 million euros (nearly $5.7 million) have been arrested in the Netherlands and Belgium, German authorities said Thursday. The arrests were made during raids on 16...

Amid standoff in Beirut blast probe, US national released

Jan. 26, 2023 13:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of protesters Thursday scuffled with riot police in Beirut as they tried to break into the offices of Lebanon’s judiciary, after the country’s chief prosecutor filed charges against the judge investigating the massive 2020 port explosion and ordered the release of all...

Top prosecutor orders release of Beirut port blast detainees

Jan. 25, 2023 15:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s top prosecutor Wednesday ordered the release of all suspects detained in the investigation into the deadly 2020 port blast in Beirut and filed charges against the judge leading the probe, he told The Associated Press. The move by chief prosecutor Judge...

Lebanon's prosecutor defies judge investigating Beirut blast

Jan. 24, 2023 07:27 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday defied the judge leading the investigation into Beirut’s massive 2020 port blast, claiming he can not proceed with the probe until the country’s judicial authorities rule on the matter. The move by the prosecutor, Ghassan...

New 1994 ferry disaster report: No collision, no explosion

Jan. 23, 2023 07:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There is no indication that either a collision or an explosion caused the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the accident investigation boards of Estonia, Finland and Sweden said Monday. ...

1 killed, 4 injured in tank explosion at Kentucky facility

Jan. 19, 2023 13:05 PM EST

GUTHRIE, Ky. (AP) — One worker was killed and four others were injured in an explosion at an industrial facility in western Kentucky, officials said. The explosion happened Wednesday while a truck was pumping waste chemicals from the Quick Turn Anodizing facility in Guthrie, Todd...

Moldova: Controlled detonations carried out on rocket debris

Jan. 15, 2023 05:41 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Authorities in Moldova said Sunday that specialist teams have carried out “controlled detonations” of explosives that were discovered in parts of rocket debris that border officials found in a northern village near the country’s border with Ukraine. ...

Feds: Lack of safeguards led to Superior refinery explosion

Jan. 04, 2023 13:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal regulators have determined that a lack of safeguards during a maintenance shutdown led to a 2018 explosion at an oil refinery in Superior. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a final report last week on the April 2018 explosion at the refinery,...

Village in Mexico angry after spring water well catches fire

Jan. 03, 2023 16:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — People in a village just north of Mexico City complained of a persistent odor of gasoline for weeks, but even they were surprised when the community’s spring-water well burst into flames and began belching dense black smoke. Residents blocked a major highway...