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Today in History: December 6, 13th Amendment is ratified

Dec. 06, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2022. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the...

Explosion in northwest Pakistan coal mine kills 9, injures 4

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine miners and injuring four others, a government official said. The explosion happened in a remote area in Orakzai, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

S Korea miners lived on coffee, water while trapped in shaft

Nov. 06, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two South Korean miners who were rescued after being trapped deep underground for nine days said they had lived on instant coffee powder and water falling from the ceiling of a blocked shaft. The two men, aged 62 and 56, were pulled out to safety on Friday...

Family mourns miner's death in Turkey, demanding punishment

Oct. 16, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — “My one and only, where are you,” a mother cried at a cemetery beside a freshly-laid mound of earth. She couldn't process the death of her 33-year-old son who was killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey. Selcuk Ayvaz was among the first to be...

Death toll rises to 41 in Turkey coal mine explosion

Oct. 15, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — Funerals for miners killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey began Saturday as officials raised the death toll to at least 41 people. Desperate relatives had waited all night in the cold outside the state-owned Turkish Hard Coal Enterprise's (TTK)...

Death toll from explosion at Turkish coal mine reaches 40, with one miner still unaccounted-for

Oct. 15, 2022 05:03 AM EDT
AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — Death toll from explosion at Turkish coal mine reaches 40, with one miner still unaccounted-for.

Officials: 25 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine blast

Oct. 14, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion inside a coal mine in northern Turkey killed at least 25 people, local officials announced, while rescuers working through the night were trying to bring dozens of others trapped to the surface. The explosion occurred 6:45 p.m. at the state-owned...

Turkey's interior minister says 14 dead, 28 injured in coal mine blast

Oct. 14, 2022 16:04 PM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says 14 dead, 28 injured in coal mine blast.

Today in History: October 13, Chilean miners rescued

Oct. 13, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2022. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 2010, rescuers in Chile using a missile-like escape capsule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and...

Supreme Court leaves Don Blankenship conviction in place

Oct. 03, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it won't review the conviction of former coal CEO Don Blankenship, who was found guilty of conspiring to violate safety standards at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine before the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men. The justices said...