Explosions

A helicopter flies over a wildfire Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Bonsall, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 08, 2017 - 12:15 am
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of mobile homes in a retirement community and killing race horses at an elite training facility. The fire exceeded 6 square...
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In this image from video run by China's CCTV, firefighters and people, right, walk near damaged buildings and vehicles following an explosion in Ningbo in east China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. A factory explosion in a port south of Shanghai knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, news reports said.(CCTV via AP Video)
November 26, 2017 - 3:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed two people and injured at least 30 others, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, the government and news reports said. The early morning explosion struck a riverfront neighborhood...
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Relatives and friends of Alejandro Tagliaprieta, a crew member on the missing ARA San Juan submarine, embrace at the navy base in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. The Argentine navy says an explosion occurred near the time and place where the ARA San Juan submarine went missing on Nov. 15, leading some family members of the crew to give up hope of a rescue. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 24, 2017 - 6:27 pm
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president said Friday an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub's disappearance will be investigated. The Argentine navy says an explosion...
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La policía y los soldados forman un círculo de protección alrededor de los familiares angustiados del tripulante Celso Oscar Vallejo del submarino argentino desaparecido mientras son escoltados a la base naval de Mar de Plata, en Argentina, el jueves 23 de noviembre de 2017. (AP Foto / Esteban Felix)
November 23, 2017 - 2:36 pm
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on Argentina's search for a submarine missing with 44 crewmembers aboard (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Experts say the apparent explosion detected in the search for a missing Argentine sub could be especially ominous for hopes to rescue the 44 people aboard...
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November 16, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Harris County Attorney's Office says Arkema Inc.'s facility in Crosby violated Texas...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:59 am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Witnesses say a suicide bomber has rammed his vehicle into security forces at a building in central Aden in southern Yemen, killing and injuring scores. Residents heard a large explosion early Tuesday morning as far as several kilometers (miles) away and saw thick black smoke...
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The damage of a fireworks factory is seen as police investigators inspect the site of an explosion and fire in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of the fire that killed dozens of people, mostly young female workers unable to escape. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 27, 2017 - 10:54 am
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — The explosion came first, shocking 17-year-old Fitriyah and sending her running for the only exit of the Indonesian fireworks factory where she started work just the week before. Next came the heat from the fires and then the choking smoke, which made navigating the...
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Police officers and rescuers inspect the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The explosion and raging fire killed a number of people and injured dozens, police said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 26, 2017 - 8:50 am
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed at least 47 people, most of them female workers who were apparently locked inside, and injured dozens. Witnesses said a huge explosion was heard from the factory at about 10 a...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:23 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man who was killed during an explosion on an oil and gas platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said a helicopter spotted the body of 44-year-old Timothy Morrison on Friday afternoon. He said the body...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its...
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