Explosions

Los Angeles Police Department officers work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 17, 2020 - 10:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's major crimes division were working...
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Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 17, 2020 - 7:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the...
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Wreckage smolders at the Androscoggin Mill after an explosion at the paper mill, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Jay, Maine. The explosion shook the ground and produced a plume of black smoke that was visible for miles around.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 15, 2020 - 5:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An explosion at a paper mill in Maine shook the ground Wednesday and produced a plume of black smoke that was visible for miles around, but it appeared no one was injured. The blast rocked the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, in central Maine, around noon, state police spokesman...
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In this April 10, 1970 photo made available by NASA, Apollo 13 astronauts, from left, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert and Jim Lovell gather for a photo on the day before launch. (NASA via AP)
April 09, 2020 - 10:08 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on April 13. Jim Lovell and Fred Haise insist they’re not superstitious. They even use 13 in their...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is shown in Whitesville, W.Va. A public service scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020, at a memorial in Whitesville, W.Va., on the 10-year anniversary of the disaster was canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby, File)
April 05, 2020 - 6:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The...
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Forensic officers work on a blast site near the US Embassy in Tunis, Friday, March 6, 2020. Tunisian media are reporting that two people on a motorcycle have set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Tunis, the private Radio Mosaique said that five police officers were wounded and described it as a suicide attack. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)
March 06, 2020 - 7:49 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's interior ministry says two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, Friday, wounding five police officers. A ministry statement said the attackers both died. A civilian was slightly injured. Media reports citing...
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March 06, 2020 - 7:29 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's interior ministry says two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, Friday, killing five police officers. A ministry statement said the attackers both died. A civilian was slightly injured. Media reports citing...
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March 06, 2020 - 6:51 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian media reported Friday that two people on a motorcycle set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The private Radio Mosaique said it was a suicide attack and reported that five police officers were wounded in the explosion. That report could...
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March 06, 2020 - 6:41 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian media are reporting that two people on a motorcycle set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The private Radio Mosaique said it was a suicide attack and reported that five police officers were wounded in the explosion Friday. That report...
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March 06, 2020 - 6:17 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian media are reporting that a suicide bomber on a motorcycle has set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The private Radio Mosaique said that five police officers were wounded in the explosion Friday. That report could not be immediately...
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