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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a gold mine in Qixia City in east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted several trapped miners to the surface who were trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine, state media reported. (Luan Qincheng/Xinhua via AP)

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

Jan. 24, 2021 3:21 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon, their eyes shielded to protect them after so many days in darkness. ...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

Jan. 21, 2021 9:07 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — It will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped for 11 days since an explosion in a gold mine in eastern China, authorities said Thursday. The mine shaft is blocked 350 meters (1,000 feet) below the surface by 70 tons of debris...

Fight in Bosnia migrant camp injures 2 police, smashed cars

Jan. 21, 2021 5:10 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A fight among migrants in a camp near the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, has left three people slightly injured and resulted in damaged property, police said on Thursday. Police were called late on Wednesday to intervene in a clash among groups of migrants at the Blazuj...

Armed men try to storm governor’s house in Sudan’s Darfur

Jan. 20, 2021 2:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire overnight, trying to storm the residence of a provincial governor in Sudan’s restive Darfur region but were repelled by guards, officials said Wednesday. There were no injuries or damage in the attempted attack on West Darfur Gov. Mohammed Abdalla al-Douma’s...

Train tanker flash fire injures 2 workers

Jan. 20, 2021 9:56 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two workers at a Memphis company who were attempting to remove the top cover of a train tanker car that contained a cooking oil product were injured in a flash fire and taken to the hospital, officials said. One worker at Runyon Industries suffered second-degree burns on his hands and...

DuPont, ex-worker indicted for plant gas leak that killed 4

Jan. 19, 2021 3:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A chemical company and a former employee have been indicted for their roles in a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Four employees at the now-closed DuPont chemical plant in LaPorte, Texas, died in the release of...

Falls kill 2 Long Island men in separate workplace accidents

Jan. 18, 2021 8:41 PM EST

WEST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A landscaper fell from a tree and a roofer fell from a building in two separate fatal workplace accidents Monday on Long Island. Suffolk County Police said 51-year-old Vicente Oliver of Levittown was trimming a tree at a West Hills home Monday morning when a branch broke. He fell...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

Jan. 18, 2021 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday night reported the fate of the other 10 remains...

Prosecutors: Man admits carjacking, injuring postal worker

Jan. 14, 2021 11:28 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has admitted that he carjacked a postal worker last year and held a box cutter against her neck, leaving the woman slightly injured. Wallace Johnson, 32, of Newark, pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking and assaulting a federal employee, according to federal prosecutors. He faces...

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...