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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the site of a gold mine that suffered an explosion in Qixia in eastern China's Shandong Province, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Authorities have detained managers at a gold mine in eastern China where more than 20 workers have been trapped underground following an explosion Sunday. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

Managers detained as 22 trapped in China mine for 3rd day

Jan. 13, 2021 9:56 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have detained managers at a gold mine in eastern China where 22 workers have been trapped underground following an explosion Sunday. The condition of the workers trapped for more than three days remains unknown. Managers waited more than a day to give notice of the explosion in...

Report: Fatal explosion in Baltimore followed HVAC work

Jan. 13, 2021 10:09 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say that a gas explosion that leveled rowhomes last year had occurred not long after a contractor worked on an HVAC system in one of the homes. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that natural gas had built up in the home, and the blast was ignited on Aug. 10 after...

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2018, file photo shows the home where Linda “Michellita” Rogers, 12, died in a gas explosion in Dallas, several days earlier. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, National Transportation Safety Board officials said a natural gas explosion at the home came after an energy company failed to find a damaged line despite two nearby homes being destroyed in gas-related fires on the two previous days. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Deadly Dallas house explosion 'could have been prevented'

Jan. 12, 2021 7:42 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A natural gas explosion at a Dallas home that killed a 12-year-old girl came after an energy company failed to find a damaged line despite two nearby homes being destroyed in gas-related fires on the two previous days, federal officials said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board...

Sama Chlawuit, left, and her sister Sima-Rita, whose family home had the windows blown out during August's massive explosion in Beirut, hold their dolls at their grandfather's home, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. After the explosion, painter Yolande Labaki made 100 dolls for children affected by the destruction. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Woman's salve for devastation of Lebanese blast: 100 dolls

Jan. 12, 2021 10:02 AM EST

In the wake of a massive explosion that devastated Beirut, 93-year-old Yolande Labaki sought a way to help bring healing to the Lebanese capital. The internationally recognized painter's solution was to make dolls — 100 of them, distributed to children traumatized or otherwise affected by the destruction....

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, shows the the scene of the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Interpol issued a wanted notice for two Russians and a Portuguese man over explosive material that had been shipped to Beirut and stored at the city’s port for six years until it exploded in August. The state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, that the Interpol-issued Red Notices were for the owner and captain of the Rhosus, the ship that carried the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to Lebanon in 2013, as well as a Portuguese nitrate trader who visited the port’s warehouse in Beirut in 2014 where the material was stored. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Interpol issues notices over Lebanon's massive port blast

Jan. 12, 2021 6:53 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Interpol has issued a wanted notice for two Russians and a Portuguese man over explosive material that had been shipped to Beirut and stored at the city’s port for six years until it exploded in August, the state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday. The Aug. 4 explosion killed...

Rescuers seek to free 22 following China mine explosion

Jan. 12, 2021 5:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers are seeking to free 22 Chinese workers trapped underground for more than two days following an explosion at a partially built gold mine in the country's east, state media reported Tuesday. Some 300 rescuers were seeking to clear obstructions to reach the workers, whose condition...

Police: Man seriously injured in Ohio house explosion

Jan. 11, 2021 5:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man was seriously injured in a house explosion in Middletown. Emergency responders were dispatched to the Flemming Road residence shortly after 4 p.m. Monday. Fire Chief Paul Lolli told the Dayton Daily News that arriving crews found the back of the house...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, smoke rises after an explosion the day before at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. The Court of Cassation in Lebanon ruled Monday Jan. 11, 2021, that the prosecutor investigating last year’s massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed dozens and injured thousands can resume his work. The ruling Monday comes after a three-week pause following legal challenges to Judge Fadi Sawwan's authority. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Lebanon high court says prosecutor can resume port probe

Jan. 11, 2021 10:37 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s highest court said Monday the prosecutor investigating last year’s massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed dozens and injured thousands can resume his work after a three-week pause following legal challenges to his authority. The Court of Cassation's decision...

Cause of Omaha house explosion that killed 3 undetermined

Jan. 7, 2021 5:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators have not been able to determine what sparked an explosion and fire that killed three people in December, Omaha fire and police officials said Thursday. Currently, investigators do not have evidence to show that criminal activity led to the explosion in south Omaha but the...

Pakistani police: 2 children die playing with hand grenade

Jan. 6, 2021 4:41 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two Pakistani children died and three others were wounded when a hand grenade they found on Wednesday and brought home exploded, the police said. According to local police official Riaz Ahmad, the children found the grenade in an open area in the northwestern city of Peshawar and...