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Swedish capital hit again by predawn blasts, 1 injured

Jan. 21, 2020 5:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism. Following the blasts at housing complexes on the Swedish capital's northwestern...

Officials: Row house explosion caused by crack in gas main

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An explosion that left two people dead and destroyed five row houses in Philadelphia last month was caused by a crack in a gas main, officials announced Thursday. The investigation by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission into the underlying cause of the crack in the 92-year-old...

Huge predawn explosion rocks Stockholm, no casualties

Jan. 13, 2020 7:48 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A predawn explosion rocked central Stockholm Monday, causing damage to buildings and parked cars but no casualties. Swedish police said explosives were used, but ruled out terrorism. The explosion occurred outside the entrance to a building housing a business and several apartments and led...

Lawsuit: Gas utility's neglect led to fatal house explosion

Jan. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EST

CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — The deaths of three people in a Kentucky home explosion are the fault of a utility company that failed to respond adequately to concerns about the smell of gas, relatives of the explosion victims say in a lawsuit. The Nov. 23 explosion instantly killed Phillip Vanderpool, 52, and his...

Several people were found dead after an explosion on Wednesday ignited a fire in a home in Columbus, Ohio, seen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Authorities in Columbus say homicide detectives are investigating the Wednesday evening blast because the cause remains unclear. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

House fire investigation points to double homicide, suicide

Jan. 3, 2020 9:51 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The deaths of three people found after an explosion and house fire in Ohio appear to be a suicide and double homicide, police said. The preliminary investigation Thursday showed 42-year-old Gary Morris died because of his own actions, and the deaths of his 2-year-old daughter, Serina...

Several people were found dead after an explosion on Wednesday ignited a fire in a home in Columbus, Ohio, seen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Authorities in Columbus say homicide detectives are investigating the Wednesday evening blast because the cause remains unclear. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

2-year-old among 3 dead after residential explosion and fire

Jan. 2, 2020 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old girl and two adults were found dead after an explosion ignited a fire at an Ohio home, police said Thursday. The cause of Wednesday evening's blast in a neighborhood several miles southeast of downtown Columbus remains unclear, so homicide detectives are investigating,...

Authorities respond after a partial building collapse at Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the facility, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

More than dozen hurt in blast at Beechcraft plant in Kansas

Dec. 27, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion...

Fire, explosion at hotel injures 2 firefighters, 8 guests

Dec. 24, 2019 1:42 PM EST

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a hotel in New Hampshire sent two firefighters and eight guests to the hospital Tuesday, officials said. None of the injuries suffered at the Element Hotel in Lebanon was life-threatening, officials said. But a firefighter with a broken arm and broken ribs was...

Construction workers start taking down one of the buildings next to the few homes that were caught in the explosion on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. Authorities have recovered the bodies of two victims following an explosion and fire on Thursday that destroyed several row homes in south Philadelphia. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

2 bodies recovered from rubble after row home blast, fire

Dec. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EST

Authorities have recovered the bodies of two victims following an explosion and fire that destroyed several row homes in south Philadelphia. The first victim's remains were recovered late Friday afternoon, more than 24 hours after the 11:30 a.m. Thursday blast not far from the city's famed Italian Market. The...

A woman is evacuated from a nearby home as firefighters battle a fire in Philadelphia on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Crews continue search for 2 missing in south Philly fire

Dec. 20, 2019 11:51 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities continued to search Friday for two people believed to have been trapped when an explosion destroyed several row homes in south Philadelphia a day earlier. City Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said responders made two attempts to rescue someone they saw was trapped, but the...