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1 injured, house destroyed in Southern California explosion

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A pre-dawn explosion and fire leveled a home, injuring one person inside, and damaged at least two other homes Wednesday in Southern California, authorities said. The blast occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the San Bernardino County desert community of...

2 men charged in fatal fireworks explosion that killed 4

Jun. 19, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) — Two men were charged with murder in a house explosion near St. Louis that authorities say killed four people who were assembling fireworks in a garage. St. Louis County prosecutors say 37-year-old Terrell Cooks and 43-year-old Seneca Mahan made fireworks and...

Cubans adapt a month after devastating hotel explosion

Jun. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The worshippers pray beneath a torrid sun, taking shelter beneath umbrellas or some of the few trees that border the Amphitheater of Old Havana, just a strip of highway from the channel into the city's harbor. Hundreds of Baptists have been meeting on open-air...

More than 100 relocated after fire at senior care facility

Jun. 14, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — More than 100 residents of a Maryland senior care facility were temporarily relocated early Tuesday after a kitchen explosion set off a fire at the facility, but authorities said no one was injured. Prince George’s County fire officials said fire crews were...

House explosion kills 3 in Ohio; cause under investigation

Jun. 13, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An explosion at a northeastern Ohio home has left three people dead. The blast in Garfield Heights was reported around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. It destroyed the residence and damaged the neighboring homes on both sides. ...

Boston manhole blasts send 1 to hospital, force evacuations

Jun. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two manholes exploded in downtown Boston on Thursday morning, pouring smoke into the streets, forcing the evacuation of two buildings and sending one person to the hospital with burns, authorities said. The explosions, which also shattered a window, were reported...

Guerrero homers as Jays win 7th straight, beat White Sox 7-3

Jun. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run homer, Danny Jansen added a three-run blast, and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven games by beating the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night. It’s Toronto’s longest winning streak since an...

Man making fireworks in Hawaii home dies after blast

May. 31, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii police and federal authorities are investigating after a man building homemade fireworks died following an explosion at his house. Police on the Big Island said Tuesday the man was severely injured by an explosion early Saturday at his home in the Puna...

Police: 1 killed in explosion, fire at North Carolina motel

May. 31, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed in an explosion and fire at motel in western North Carolina, police said. Black Mountain Police Chief Steve Parker said officers and local fire departments responded to a call regarding an explosion and fire at 10:30 p.m. on Monday...

Florida man killed from bonfire explosion at weekend party

May. 31, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man was killed from an apparent bonfire explosion over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said that investigators hadn't yet determined what caused the explosion during the outdoor party at a home...