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Gas Explosion in Central China Kills at Least 12

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei …

Owner Set on Rebuilding Butte’s Historic M&M Bar After Fire

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — There’s nothing left but piles of bricks and charred rubble where the M&M Cigar Store served as an anchor icon to Uptown Butte for 130 years. Nothing but its historic neon sign survived a fire that …

At Least 5 Injured in Blast, Fire at Virginia Strip Mall

HARRISONBURG, Va. — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident …

Colorado Oil, Gas Industry Complying With Inspections After Blast

Oil and gas operators in Colorado appear to be complying with state-ordered inspections of thousands of pipelines after a natural gas explosion blamed on a severed line killed two people inside a home, regulators said Friday. All but a few …

2 New York City Apartment Buildings Collapse in Gas Blast

The New York City fire department says more than a dozen people are still missing after an explosion leveled two apartment buildings, killing two people. The department also says more than 20 others were injured, including two with life-threatening injuries. …

Philadelphia Mayor Says Cigarette Link to Blast ‘Speculation’

Mayor Michael Nutter said Tuesday it would be “pure speculation” to say a contractor’s cigarette caused a gas explosion that leveled a Philadelphia, Pa., home, injuring eight people. A deputy fire marshal told reporters that investigators have not been able …

27 Miners Killed in China Coal Mine Blast

Authorities say 27 miners were killed in a coal mine blast in southwestern China. The work safety bureau in Sichuan province says 108 miners were working underground when the accident happened Saturday afternoon. Of the 81 rescued, six were seriously …

Autopsy: Burns Killed Kansas City Restaurant Blast Victim

An autopsy has determined that burns killed the sole fatality victim of a natural gas explosion at a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant. The Jackson County medical examiner said 46-year-old Megan Cramer was last seen standing in the middle of …

Vectren Fined $100,000 Over Southern Indiana Gas Explosion

State utility officials have ordered Vectren Corp. to pay a $100,000 fine and make safety improvements over a natural gas explosion last year that destroyed a southern Indiana home and injured six people. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission issued the …

Gas Explosion at Tennessee Hotel Forces Evacuation

Officials in Nashville, Tenn., say a gas explosion at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center caused the evacuation of more than 5,000 guests overnight, but no injuries were reported. Capt. Ken Walburn of the Nashville Fire Department says the …