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Toxic gas released in Jordan port kills 13, injures 250

Jun. 27, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in Jordan's port of Aqaba on Monday dropped one of them, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke that killed at least 13 people and sickened some 250, authorities said. Video carried on state TV showed the moment...

Drone strike hits Russian refinery near Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A drone strike caused a fire at a refinery in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, but no one was hurt and the blaze was contained quickly, officials said. The fire engulfed industrial equipment at the Novoshakhtinsk oil processing plant in...

Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

Jun. 21, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado will pay a $1.6 million penalty for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, which resulted in a fire that killed an employee in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining oil...

2 men charged in fatal fireworks explosion that killed 4

Jun. 19, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) — Two men were charged with murder in a house explosion near St. Louis that authorities say killed four people who were assembling fireworks in a garage. St. Louis County prosecutors say 37-year-old Terrell Cooks and 43-year-old Seneca Mahan made fireworks and...

Explosion inside mosque in northern Afghanistan kills 1

Jun. 17, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Friday, killing at least one worshipper and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. Dozens of people had gathered inside the mosque in the district of Imam Sahib for Friday...

Iran media: Scores injured in explosion at chemical factory

Jun. 14, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi accepted the resignation of the country’s labor minister, following weeks of protests by retirees, while the country is under heavy sanctions since 2018. Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, said Tuesday that...

Cubans adapt a month after devastating hotel explosion

Jun. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The worshippers pray beneath a torrid sun, taking shelter beneath umbrellas or some of the few trees that border the Amphitheater of Old Havana, just a strip of highway from the channel into the city's harbor. Hundreds of Baptists have been meeting on open-air...

Man gets 15 years in ATM blast during civil unrest

Jun. 14, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in one of dozens of explosions of automated teller machines in Philadelphia during civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis two years ago. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 26-year-old...

More than 100 relocated after fire at senior care facility

Jun. 14, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — More than 100 residents of a Maryland senior care facility were temporarily relocated early Tuesday after a kitchen explosion set off a fire at the facility, but authorities said no one was injured. Prince George’s County fire officials said fire crews were...

House explosion kills 3 in Ohio; cause under investigation

Jun. 13, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An explosion at a northeastern Ohio home has left three people dead. The blast in Garfield Heights was reported around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. It destroyed the residence and damaged the neighboring homes on both sides. ...