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Probe of Lebanon port blast suspended amid legal challenges

Sep. 27, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The lead judge investigating last year’s massive blast in Beirut’s port had to suspend his work in the case Monday after a former Cabinet minister demanded his dismissal. Judge Tarek Bitar, the second judge to lead the complicated investigation, called...

Explosion, fire damage Minot house, occupants are safe

Sep. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — An explosion and fire has caused significant damage to a house in Minot, but no one has been injured, according to fire officials. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in southwest Minot about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Fire engulfed the rear of the house...

Albanian court reopens case of ex-minister over fatal blast

Sep. 24, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court ruled on Friday to reopen the case of a former defense minister who faced charges over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory 13 years ago that killed 26 people. Judge Saida Dollani of the Tirana Appeals Special Court...

Lawsuits filed over explosion that killed 3 Chicago men

Sep. 23, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

NORTH UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Three Chicago men killed in a explosion while fishing and making a fire unwittingly picked up an explosive rod that was left behind during a demolition project near Starved Rock State Park, according to lawsuits. The families of the three men...

Community marks 20th anniversary of Alabama mine disaster

Sep. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama community marked the 20th anniversary Thursday of an underground explosion that killed more than a dozen coal miners in one of the state's worst mining disasters in generations. The Alabama Miner's Memorial Foundation planned a memorial...

NTSB analyzing fractured gas pipeline in Coolidge explosion

Sep. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released its preliminary report on last month’s gas line explosion in Coolidge that destroyed a home and killed a man and his 14-year-old daughter. NTSB investigators said a natural gas...

Lebanese ex-minister asks that port blast judge be replaced

Sep. 22, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A former Lebanese government minister on Wednesday asked the country’s top court to remove the lead judge investigating last year’s massive explosion in Beirut's port because of allegedly “legitimate suspicion” over his handling of the case, state media reported. ...

US probes Takata air bags in 200 models from 20 automakers

Sep. 21, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Over 30 million air bags in more than 200 models from 20 car and truck makers are being investigated by a U.S. safety agency because they have the potential to explode and hurl shrapnel. In a document posted Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

3 of 4 men injured in Chandler explosion now out of hospital

Sep. 19, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Three of the four men who suffered serious burn injuries in an explosion at a Chandler printing shop last month are out of the hospital now. A fundraiser was held Saturday for two injured brothers who own Platinum Printing — 29-year-old Dillion...

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Sep. 19, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers....