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Pope encourages Cuban search crews after Matanzas blaze

Aug. 08, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is offering support to firefighters and search crews in Cuba following the fire and explosions at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas. In a telegram Monday to Cuban bishops, Francis said he was closely following news of the...

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Aug. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday. ...

Berlin forest fire contained but ammo depot still a problem

Aug. 05, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A fire accompanied by explosions at a police ammunition depot in a Berlin forest was contained and large parts of it were extinguished Friday, but officials said they were determining whether the ammunition stored at the facility needed to be stabilized and cooled down. ...

Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city

Aug. 04, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

Four people were found dead Thursday in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska, authorities said. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc said at a news conference that a man was seen driving away from the city of Laurel before the bodies were discovered and...

Compressor explodes in New Mexico grocery store; 2 injured

Aug. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two employees of an Albuquerque grocery store have been injured after a compressor exploded, authorities said Thursday. City fire officials said two heating, ventilation and air conditioning specialists were working on the store’s HVAC system Thursday...

Florida death could be 20th in US caused by Takata air bags

Aug. 04, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Florida man who was killed in a traffic crash last month could be the 20th death in the U.S. caused by exploding Takata air bag inflators. Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in a crash last month near Pensacola, Florida. The...

Large section of Beirut's port silos collapses as Lebanon marks 2nd anniversary of massive explosion that damaged it

Aug. 04, 2022 10:07 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Large section of Beirut's port silos collapses as Lebanon marks 2nd anniversary of massive explosion that damaged it.

France: Explosion at gunpowder chemical plant injures 8

Aug. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a French plant that produces a component of gunpowder injured eight people, one of them seriously, local officials in southwest France said. The plant located in the town of Bergerac specializes in making nitrocellulose, a highly flammable...

Groups ask UN to investigate Beirut's massive 2020 blast

Aug. 03, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese and international organizations Wednesday called on the U.N. Human Rights Council to send a fact-finding mission to investigate the Beirut port blast two years ago, as a domestic probe continues to stall. The call by groups including Human Rights Watch and...

Pope on Lebanon blast anniversary: Truth can never be hidden

Aug. 03, 2022 05:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis marked the second anniversary of the Lebanon port explosion by insisting Wednesday that truth and justice “can never be hidden,” in an apparent reference to the stalled investigation into the disaster. Francis made the comments at the end of his weekly...