Explosions

In this image taken from video made available by Gem News, police attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion and that emergency services were dealing with the incident on Hinckley Road and asked the public to stay away from the area. (Gem News via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Four people were hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion that left a building in the English city of Leicester in flames Sunday, local emergency agencies said. Leicestershire Police initially asked the public to stay away from the road where the explosion happened...
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Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up." The Associated...
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This undated combo photo released by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) of Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry shows the peak of Mount Sinabung in Karo, North Sumatra before, top, and after with a graphic line superimposed on the area of the new crater following its eruption on Monday. Volcanologists say the eruption of the volcano that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "annihilated" the mountain's summit. Text on top of frame reads "Before Feb. 19, 2018" and text on bottom reads "After Feb. 19, 2018." (PVMBG via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 3:50 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit. Before and after images from Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation show an enormous chunk missing from the peak...
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford and U.S. government safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata air bag inflators “that are an immediate risk to safety.” A company investigation into Ranger inflators from the 2006 model year found test results showing that more inflators had ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings, company spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 12, 2018 - 1:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford and U.S. safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata air bag inflators "that are an immediate risk to safety." A company investigation into Ranger inflators from the 2006 model year found...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late Sunday after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. Officials with the island's Electric Power Authority said several municipalities were without power, including parts of the capital of...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say two remote-controlled explosions went off during local cricket matches in two different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, killing three players and wounding another six people, including spectators. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial...
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The crowd cheers at Playalinda Beach in the Canaveral National Seashore, just north of the Kennedy Space Center, during the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Playalinda is one of closest public viewing spots to see the launch, about 3 miles from the SpaceX launchpad 39A. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 2:21 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the...
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Evacuees sit outside a classroom which serves as their temporary shelter in Guinobatan township following the sporadic eruption of Mayon volcano Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines. More than 74,000 people are staying in dozens of emergency shelters after fleeing the danger zone around Mount Mayon. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 26, 2018 - 4:33 am
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 villagers from their homes remains swollen with magma and could erupt destructively, an official said Friday. In its nearly two weeks of erupting, Mount...
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Smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla., early Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Several people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through the eastern Oklahoma drilling rig, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled onto the ground, an emergency official said. (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:27 pm
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery explosion at an Oklahoma gas drilling rig (all times local): 3 p.m. Officials say they have recovered the remains of five workers missing since an explosion at an Oklahoma gas drilling rig. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said Tuesday personnel from...
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