Explosions - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Explosions ShowBiz Minute: Grande blast; reaction tweets; Wilson Apparent suicide bomber attacks Ariana Grande concert; stars tweet reaction to blast; Rebel Wilson testifies against magazines for defamation. Tue, 23 May 2017 12:23:00 GMT 2017-05-23T12:23:00Z Police: 'Number of Fatalities' at Grande Concert Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. Police advised the public... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-05-22T23:28:00Z Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff's Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring from the container. The next thing Ne... Sun, 21 May 2017 15:21:00 GMT 2017-05-21T15:21:00Z Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the same fight he waged before his 2015 trial: to convince people tha... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT 2017-05-20T17:51:00Z Gas Explosion Rips Through Russian Building Russian authorities said a gas explosion in an apartment building in Russia's south killed at least two people and injured eight others on Tuesday. Tue, 16 May 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-05-16T13:46:00Z Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( ) when he switched on a light, the house ... Mon, 15 May 2017 16:22:00 GMT 2017-05-15T16:22:00Z Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico home, killing 14 people MEXICO CITY (AP) — An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing 11 children and three adults, authorities said Tuesday. National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 25 others were injured in Monday night's blast in the town of San Isidro, in Chilchotla munic... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:03:00Z Gas explosion at Ghana factory injures at least 80 people ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's state news agency says an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi has injured at least 80 people. Assistant Divisional Officer of the Ghana National Fire Services Emmanuel Bonney told state news that a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory when the e... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:44:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:44:00Z Colorado GOP blocks nation's 1st well-mapping requirement DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans used a late-night filibuster Monday to block a first-of-its-kind requirement that oil and gas producers provide the locations of all their gas lines. Democrats who rule the House were planning to pass the bill before midnight, their deadline to get it to the governor's desk before the Legislature concludes work for the year. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT 2017-05-09T07:54:00Z Only 3 people tasked to check on Colorado pipeline safety DENVER (AP) — State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline was blamed for a fatal house explosion. The Denver Post reported Sunday ( that since 2016, an inspector has checked a... Sun, 07 May 2017 17:44:00 GMT 2017-05-07T17:44:00Z Miners at disaster site besiege Iranian president's car TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. Soot-covered miners, enraged over the disaster that reportedly killed at least 35 miners Wednesday in Iran... Sun, 07 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT 2017-05-07T13:58:00Z Reports: At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. The Fars, Mehr and Tasnim news agencies all carried similar reports Thursday morning. State media did not immediately report on the rise... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:00:00Z Colorado governor wants map of gas lines after fatal blast DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the state should have comprehensive maps of oil and gas pipelines to help prevent a repeat of a fatal house explosion blamed on an old, severed gas line. Hickenlooper said that may require a new law, and the Legislature is unlikely to pass one this year because the session is almost over. "But I... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:53:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:53:00Z Coal mine explosion in Iran's north kills at least 21 miners TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through the day and into the night to reach them, officials said. Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Sadegh Ali Moghadam, the provincial director of disaster management, as s... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:05:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:05:00Z Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A home explosion that killed two people in Colorado was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, investigators said Tuesday, prompting the governor to order statewide inspections of similar lines. The underground line was believed to be out of service but was connected to a well within 200 feet (60 me... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:23:00 GMT 2017-05-03T01:23:00Z The Latest: Colorado checks gas lines after fatal explosion FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal house explosion in northern Colorado (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Colorado's chief oil and gas regulator says the state doesn't have a complete record of all gas lines in the state like the one blamed for a fatal home explosion. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:11:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:11:00Z 2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after fatal Colorado blast DENVER (AP) — A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said whether the well was the cause. Great Western Oil & Gas Co. said it would check 61 of its wells and hoped all would be shut down by Thursday. It did not say where the wells were,... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:46:00Z Correction: Exploding Air Bags-New Problem story LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars. A law prohibiting this was passed in 2000, although it is seldom enforced. A corrected version of the story is b... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:50:00 GMT 2017-04-28T15:50:00Z 2 critically injured in explosion inside California motel SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in Northern California say two people were critically injured in an explosion inside a motel room that's being investigated as a crime scene. The Mercury News reports ( the explosion Sunday at the Casa Linda Motel in San Jose badly damaged one room. San Jose Fire Capt. M... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:56:00 GMT 2017-04-17T00:56:00Z Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany's top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund's players was injured. Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by "se... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:23:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:23:00Z Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals are mixed, Army officials. The building has been secured and rendered safe, th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:17:00Z The Latest: Plant closed for the day as blast investigated INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Missouri military ammunition plant that killed one person and injured four others (all times local): 5 p.m. The ammunition plant in Missouri where one person was killed and four others were injured has been closed for the day while investigators try to determine what caused the explosion in a primer mixing building. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:03:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:03:00Z Fire chief: 3 dead, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down onto a laundry business across the street on Monday, killing three people and injuring four others, authorities said. One person died in the blast about 8 a.m. at the Loy-Lange Box Co. and two others were killed when a larg... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:10:00 GMT 2017-04-04T00:10:00Z Home explodes in DC suburb: 'It's just a pile of bricks' ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A house in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital was leveled early Friday by a thunderous explosion heard for miles around, a blast so powerful it shattered windows and caused other damage to several neighboring homes, authorities said. The explosion shook the city of Rockville about 1 a.m. and scattered debris widely, a fire off... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-03-17T18:32:00Z 2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard, a coroner said Thursday. The deaths — if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter — would be the first in the United States caused by a hoverboard fire. A county coroner said 10-year-ol... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-03-16T20:56:00Z 8 miners killed by Ukraine coal mine blast, 6 miners injured MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine left eight people dead Thursday, the state emergencies agency said. The blast took place in the Stepovaya mine in the Lviv region, 460 kilometers (285 miles) west of the capital Kiev, about 550 meters (1,800 feet) underground. The agency said six miners were injured by the explosion. ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-03-02T17:57:00Z Deadly storm in Midwest sounded like 'explosion of glass' ST. LOUIS (AP) — A deadly spring-like storm that one Illinois resident described as sounding like "an explosion of glass" damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in that state and others, blew cars off a major Missouri highway and forced people in an Arkansas town to huddle for safety in a high school. Tornadoes were blamed in three deaths amid a large swa... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:22:00 GMT 2017-03-02T01:22:00Z $9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-02-24T06:15:00Z Man serving 2 life terms gets 50 years more in murder plot INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man serving two life sentences for causing a massive Indianapolis house explosion has had 50 years added to his prison time for trying to have a witness killed. A Marion County judge ordered the additional sentence Wednesday against 47-year-old Mark Leonard. A jury convicted Leonard last week of conspiracy to commit murder for attempting to hire a hit m... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-02-08T16:44:00Z Defective axle blamed for 2013 fiery North Dakota derailment FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A defective axle broke and caused a 2013 train derailment that led to a series of explosions just a quarter-mile outside a small North Dakota town, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. A BNSF train carrying soybeans derailed and was struck by one carrying oil, setting off explosions near the small town of Casselton, ab... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-02-07T23:22:00Z