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small explosion near nato facility in turkey; no injuries


ankara, turkey — turkish media say a small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a nato-owned military facility in western turkey has damaged the installation's perimeter walls, but caused no injuries.the private dogan news agency says the explosion occurred thursday in the city of izmir.the report says that police have cordoned off the area and are investigating the cause of the explosion.






small explosion near nato facility in turkey; no injuries


ankara, turkey (ap) — turkish media say a small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a nato-owned military facility in western turkey has damaged the installation’s perimeter walls, but caused no injuries.the private dogan news agency says the explosion occurred thursday in the city of izmir.the report says that police have cordoned off the area and are investigating the cause of the explosion.






lincoln garage explosion injures 2 men


lincoln, neb. (ap) — authorities say two men have been injured in a lincoln garage explosion.the blast occurred just after 8 p.m. saturday. the men were up and walking when police arrived but were soon taken to a hospital. their names haven’t been released.they had been working on a vehicle in a garage at a duplex, which also suffered some damage.the cause of the explosion is being investigated.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






western ny man pleads guilty to possessing explosive device


rochester, n.y. (ap) — a 47-year-old western new york man who accidentally blew off part of his left leg with a home-made bomb has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a destructive device.michael o’neill of niagara falls entered the plea in federal court in rochester on friday.the explosion that forced o’neill to have his left leg amputated below the knee occurred just over two years ago. investigators from the erie county bomb squad discovered six destructive devices inside a garage on the property where the explosion occurred.o’neill told investigators he had watched a youtube video on stump removal and had made a couple of m80’s. he said he was making something else when the explosion occurred.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.o’neill faces a maximum penalty






explosion slightly hurts 2 in albania's military base


tirana, albania — albania's defense ministry says an explosion has slightly injured two army personnel at a base in the west of the country.in a statement thursday, the ministry said that an explosion the previous day injured an army sergeant's arm and leg and another civilian from the air traffic agency.the explosion occurred during the cleaning of the military base in porto romano, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital, tirana. the ministry gave no reason for the explosion.albania, a tiny western balkan country, is a nato member since 2009.






reports: 4 hurt in explosion in mainly-kurdish city


ankara, turkey — a large explosion hit turkey's mainly kurdish city of diyarbakir on tuesday, injuring at least four people, media reports said.ambulances and police were sent to the scene of the explosion in the city's baglar district, where thick smoke was seen rising into the air, the private dha news agency reported.the cause of the explosion was not immediately known. the private ntv news channel said, however, that the explosion occurred while repair work was being carried out on an armored police vehicle. it said the blast caused part of a building to collapse.one of the injured was in serious condition, the station said.turkey is on edge following a string of deadly bomb attacks carried out by kurdish rebels or islamic state militants in the past two years.






explosion, possible ammonia leak evacuates food warehouse near chicago


chicago -- evacuations were underway friday morning after an explosion and possible ammonia leak occurred at a large food supplier facility near chicago. cbs chicago reports elk grove village police confirmed emergency crews were sent just after 7 a.m. to an explosion at grecian delights.ken griffin, owner of pro finish auto parts store across the street, said the explosion blew off part of the front of the building. water could be seen flooding the parking lot at grecian delights.griffin said all of his employees were being evacuated due to concerns about an apparent ammonia leak after the explosion. ammonia commonly is used in large refrigeration systems used at food warehouses. griffin said the entire neighborhood near grecian delights was also being evacuated.elk grove village fire dep






contractor hurt in electrical explosion at brooklyn park home depot


a contractor doing overnight work for the home depot in brooklyn park was injured during an electrical explosion, police said.emergency responders were called to the store about 12:30 a.m. tuesday on a report of a person who was burned in an electrical explosion, said deputy chief mark bruley.the victim was a contractor working on an electrical box when the explosion occurred. fire department personnel rendered aid to the victim, whose condition was not immediately known.xcel energy shut off power to the building while crews checked for damage and investigated the incident.few other details were immediately available.






spacex rocket engine suffers failure during test (updated)


an explosion occurred during a test of a spacex merlin engine on saturday (nov. 4) at the company's test facility in mcgregor, texas, according to a statement obtained by space.com.  "no one was injured and all safety protocols were followed during the time of this incident," according to the statement. "we are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause." the explosion occurred during a test of a "block 5" merlin engine, which will be used in a future generation of the company's falcon 9 rockets, a source told space.com. falcon 9 rockets that are currently in operation utilize the "block 4" merlin engine, so the incident will not require the company to halt any of its scheduled launches.  "spacex is committed to our current manifest and we do not expect






1 missing person found dead after explosion at wis. corn mill


cbs/apjune 1, 2017, 11:42 pmin this image taken from a video by wisn-tv, the rubble of a corn mill plant following an explosion is seen, thursday, june 1, 2017, in cambria, wisconsin. wisn-tv / ap cambria, wis. -- a sheriff says a second person has been killed in a corn mill explosion in southern wisconsin as crews continue to search the debris for a third person still missing. columbia county sheriff dennis richards confirmed the second death at a news conference thursday evening. richards also said the cause of the explosion remains unknown. officials said crews are still searching for the other missing employee, and that the explosion site is still being treated as a search and rescue investigation, not a recovery, cbs affiliate wisc reports.   the names of the victims have not yet been






france carnival explosion injures many


at least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern france.the blast occurred at the end of the yellow carnaval in villepinte, north-east of paris, on saturday afternoon.video posted on social media showed the bonfire blowing up seconds after being ignited, sending debris flying.a mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt, le parisien newspaper reported.agence france-presse said an initial investigation had been opened by prosecutors, but the cause of the explosion was not yet known.a police source told the bfm news network that the explosion may have been caused by the petrol used to help start the fire.france carnival explosion injures many






spacex rocket engine suffers failure during test (updated)


an explosion occurred during a test of a spacex merlin engine on saturday (nov. 4) at the company's test facility in mcgregor, texas, according to a statement obtained by space.com.  "no one was injured and all safety protocols were followed during the time of this incident," according to the statement. "we are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause." the explosion occurred during a test of a "block 5" merlin engine, which will be used in a future generation of the company's falcon 9 rockets, a source told space.com. falcon 9 rockets that are currently in operation utilize the "block 4" merlin engine, so the incident will not require the company to halt any of its scheduled launches.  "spacex is committed to our current manifest and we do not expect






explosion hits security convoy in southeast turkey | news


at least two soldiers have been killed in an explosion on a highway in southeast turkey, according to security sources.turkish media reported on wednesday that suspected kurdistan workers' party (pkk) fighters detonated explosives as security forces were passing by.the state-run anadolu agency said the blast occurred on a road linking the cities of mardin and diyarbakir.ambulances rushed to the scene following the explosion.pkk fighters have launched a series of violent attacks since 2015, when a fragile peace process with the government collapsed.more soon...






7 dead, 68 hurt in gas station explosions in ghana


a pair of explosions at a gas station in ghana that sent a fiery mushroom cloud into the night sky has killed at least seven people and left 68 others hospitalized, authorities said sunday.vice president mahamudu bawumia visited the site of the accident early sunday where he pledged that the government would work to curb such tragedies."eight of these explosions in three years is too much," he said while at the lng filling station near legon, a suburb of accra.ghana's information ministry confirmed the death toll from late saturday, and said that dozens of others also had been treated and released for injuries.the tanker explosion at a gas station late saturday was followed by a secondary blast. the exact cause of the accident is under investigation, ghana national fire service spokesman b






explosion hits near damascus international airport | syria news


an explosion has hit the area of damascus international airport and mezze military air base followed by a fire in the same place, activists said.the blast, reported by several activists' networks, occurred near the damascus airport road early on thursday.the cause of the explosion was still not clear.rami abdurrahman, head of the uk-based syrian observatory for human rights, said the blast was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake. activist-operated dairy of a mortar, which reports from damascus, said the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area.a pro-government site damascus now said the blast was near the city's seventh bridge, which leads to the airport road.source: al jazeera news






company: 5th worker has died after wisconsin mill explosion


cambria, wis. — a wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.didion milling officials say carlos "charly" nunez died friday at a hospital from injuries he suffered in the may 31 explosion at the plant in cambria. the community is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of madison.the blast and fire occurred as employees were working the overnight shift.didion milling employs more than 200 in facilities in johnson creek, cambria and markesan.






officer receives honor for heroism after apartment explosion


silver spring, md. — the montgomery county police officer who was the first to respond to a gas explosion and fire that killed seven people and injured dozens of others at an apartment complex last year has received his department's highest honor.officer jeff hughes received the department's medal of valor wednesday for his bravery.hughes was working off duty for the flower branch apartments in silver spring the night of aug. 10 when the explosion occurred. hughes ran to help a family out of the rubble and then went to the adjacent buildings to pull fire alarms and get more than 100 people out.searchers eventually recovered seven bodies from the rubble left behind by the explosion, which was caused by a natural gas leak and shook homes more than a mile away.






explosion on highway kills 2 soldiers in southeast turkey


ankara, turkey — turkish media report suspected kurdish rebels have detonated explosives on a highway as security forces were passing by, killing two soldiers.the state-run anadolu agency says the explosion occurred wednesday on a highway linking the cities of mardin and diyarbakir in southeast turkey.the private dogan news agency says two soldiers were killed in the explosion.the rebels of the kurdistan workers party, or pkk, have launched a series of violent attacks since 2015, when a fragile peace process with the government collapsed.






france carnival explosion injures many


at least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern france.the blast occurred at the end of the yellow carnaval in villepinte, north-east of paris, on saturday afternoon.video posted on social media showed the bonfire blowing up seconds after being ignited, sending debris flying.a mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt, le parisien newspaper reported.agence france-presse said an initial investigation had been opened by prosecutors, but the cause of the explosion was not yet known.a police source told the bfm news network that the explosion may have been caused by the petrol used to help start the fire.






company: 5th worker has died after wisconsin mill explosion


cambria, wis. (ap) — a wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.didion milling officials say carlos “charly” nunez died friday at a hospital from injuries he suffered in the may 31 explosion at the plant in cambria. the community is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of madison.the blast and fire occurred as employees were working the overnight shift.didion milling employs more than 200 in facilities in johnson creek, cambria and markesan.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






several hurt in restaurant kitchen explosion in connecticut


mansfield, conn. (ap) — officials say several people suffered injuries when an explosion occurred in a restaurant kitchen just before a fundraiser.the hartford courant reports the explosion happened just after 5 p.m. saturday at the spring hill inn, where a wine-tasting was being held. at least five people are believed to have been injured. state police spokeswoman kelly grant says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.fire officials say the damage was confined to the kitchen.the fundraiser was being held by the windham area interfaith ministry. director victoria nimirowski says about 20 of the 80 expected guests were inside when the blast happened. she says there “was a whoosh of air followed by glass breaking and then the explosion.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $






2 hurt in ship explosion in atlantic ocean flown to azores


baltimore — authorities say two crew members injured in an explosion aboard a ship in the atlantic ocean have been flown to the azores in portugal.the u.s. coast guard said in a statement wednesday that they were flown from the tamar after an explosion in the 623-foot marshall islands-flagged bulk carrier's storeroom killed two other crew members monday. the cause is unknown.the coast guard says a portuguese aircrew flew the injured crew members with three new york air national guard pararescuers to terceira island. a portuguese air force jet is set to fly the injured to lisbon for treatment.the explosion occurred when the ship headed from baltimore to the azores was about 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) east of cape cod in massachusetts.






suit: workers ran, didn't warn others before minnehaha blast


a lawsuit filed wednesday by survivors of a woman killed in an august explosion at minnehaha academy alleges that centerpoint energy contractors "ran to save themselves" rather than warn people inside the school about a gas leak before the blast.the aug. 2 explosion at the south minneapolis private school wounded nine and killed part-time custodian john f. carlson, 82, and receptionist ruth berg, 47. berg's mother and daughter brought the lawsuit, naming centerpoint energy and master mechanical, the company contracted to move gas meters out of the building when the explosion occurred, as defendants.the lawsuit alleges that centerpoint and master mechanical made several critical mistakes that day to cause the explosion, which occurred when fall classes were not yet in session. neither cente






colorado releases accident report on oil and gas worker killed in explosion near


workers were replacing piping connected to a set of oil storage tanks near mead when an explosion occurred last month that killed one worker and injured three others, according to a state accident report released wednesday.the report adds a small amount of detail to an accident about which little is still known.the explosion happened may 25 at the sekich tank battery, a collection of oil storage tanks near highway 66 and colorado boulevard. the battery is owned by anadarko, though the report lists the operator as one of the company’s subsidiaries, kerr-mcgee oil & gas onshore.oscar lopez velasquez, 32, of greeley, was killed in the explosion. an anadarko spokesman said wednesday that velasquez worked for energes services, an oilfield contractor with offices in greeley. the company did not






explosion at army ammunition plant in missouri kills 1


kansas city, mo. — 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, they said, allowing investigators to begin looking into what caused the explosion.other explosions have occurred at the plant, including a 1990 blast that killed one worker and a 1981 explosion that severely burned a worker who later died, according to records. in 2011, six people were injured in a blast there.the plant has been fined for workplace safety issues at least three times.all the plant's nearly 1,800 employees were s






the latest: search continues for man missing from platform


kenner, la. — the latest on the oil rig explosion near new orleans (all times local):4:20 p.m.a contractor who disappeared when during an explosion on an oil and gas platform on louisiana's lake pontchartrain has been identified as a 44-year-old man from katy, texas.two helicopters and numerous boats were involved in the search for timothy morrison on monday. seven other people were injured, three critically.the blast took place in waters north of the suburb of kenner in jefferson parish.jefferson sheriff joe lopinto said morrison was a subcontractor for the structure's owner, clovelly oil co. llc.___noonthe coast guard says the fire is out at an oil and gas transfer platform that exploded in flames sunday evening, and there's no sign of pollution from the accident.a news release monday sa






man dies in fire at north carolina golf course


elkin, n.c. — an employee has died after an explosion at a north carolina golf course.wilkes county chief deputy sheriff david carson says the fire was reported early thursday at the countryside golf course in elkin.investigators say 64-year-old gary jordan died when a fire started in a building that stored golf carts. investigators think the explosion occurred while jordan was fueling the golf carts. about 20 carts were destroyed.firefighters don't know what caused the initial fire, but they think the fuel from the golf carts sparked the explosion.elkin is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of winston-salem.






early-morning pipeline explosion lights up south texas sky


refugio, texas — a natural gas pipeline has exploded in south texas, in a fiery display that lit up the sky and could be seen for miles.texas department of public safety sgt. nathan brandley says the explosion occurred early wednesday near refugio (ray-fyoo'-ee-oh), a rural community north of corpus christi, about 15 miles from the texas coast.brandley says no one was hurt and that there are no refineries or plants nearby.he says it's too early to know what triggered the explosion.brandley says crews are working to close the line and extinguish the flames.mishaps with transmission lines are not uncommon. in the past two decades, the u.s. government has recorded more than 2,000 accidents on gas transmission lines across the country.






france carnival explosion injures many


image copyrightyoutube/houda attarkiimage caption one video captured the moment of the explosion, a split second before debris flew through the air at least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern france, french media say.the blast occurred at the end of the yellow carnaval in villepinte, north-east of paris, on saturday afternoon.video posted on social media showed the bonfire blowing up seconds after being ignited, sending debris flying.a mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt, le parisien newspaper reported.agence france-presse reported that five people were seriously injured, and that a number of people suffered facial wounds.it added that an initial investigation has been opened by prosecutors, bu






one dead, two missing, others hurt in wisconsin corn plant explosion


at least one person was killed, several were injured and two others left missing after a late wednesday explosion and fire destroyed a wisconsin corn milling plant, according to county officials and police.columbia county sheriff dennis richards said at a news briefing on thursday that 16 employees were working at the didion milling plant about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of milwaukee, when the explosion occurred at around 11 p.m. local time (12 a.m. thursday est).several people suffered injuries and were transported by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals, richards said, while two escaped unharmed and two remained missing.“this is very difficult for everybody that’s been there, including the families that sat for hours waiting for some type of information,” richards said.richards declined






official: ghana gas station explosions kill number of people


accra, ghana (ap) — a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in ghana late saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the legon suburb in northwest accra, authorities said.ghana’s deputy information minister kojo oppong-nkrumah said the fire has been controlled and firefighters are now controlling the second explosion.“it is early days yet to give any figures” on the number injured or dead, he said, adding there were casualties.ambulances had been deployed, and those people who sustained various degrees of injury have been sent to hospitals, he said.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.more than 200 police personnel were also deployed to help to cordon off the area of the explosion, making it difficult to access. the filling station






house explodes near libertyville: 'there was smoke and ash everywhere'


no one was hurt after a house near libertyville exploded wednesday afternoon and investigators are working to discover the cause of the blast. shortly after 2:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a house explosion on the 1700 block of north sunnyview road in an unincorporated area of lake county, said sgt. christopher covelli, spokesman for the lake county sheriff's office. covelli said it does not appear that anyone was home at the time of the explosion, but the house suffered "catastrophic damage." there were no immediate signs of damage to neighboring homes, covelli said. rich carani, chief of the libertyville fire protection district, said he does not yet know what cause the explosion. "it's too early to tell and what's left of the building isn't safe to crawl around in yet, so we won'






authorities investigating explosion at air force center in oklahoma


authorities on tuesday were investigating an explosion outside a u.s. air force recruitment center in northeast oklahoma, local media reported.no one was injured in the explosion that occurred at 10:30 p.m. local time on monday at the air force recruiting center in bixby, oklahoma, the tulsa world newspaper reported.the front doors of the facility were damaged, according to a photo published on the tulsa world newspaper website.federal agents from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives and the fbi were investigating the incident, the newspaper reported.local police in bixby were not available for comment.(reporting by brendan o’brien in milwaukee; editing by hugh lawson)






explosion reported at gm plant outside detroit


the automaker confirmed a situation occurred at its plant but could not immediately provide details.        






explosion reported at gm plant in detroit


the automaker confirmed a situation occurred at its plant but could not immediately provide details.        






house explodes near libertyville: 'there was smoke and ash everywhere'


no one was hurt after a house near libertyville exploded wednesday afternoon and investigators are working to discover the cause of the blast.shortly after 2:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a house explosion on the 1700 block of north sunnyview road in an unincorporated area of lake county, said sgt. christopher covelli, spokesman for the lake county sheriff's office.covelli said it does not appear that anyone was home at the time of the explosion, but the house suffered "catastrophic damage."there were no immediate signs of damage to neighboring homes, covelli said.rich carani, chief of the libertyville fire protection district, said he does not yet know what cause the explosion."it's too early to tell and what's left of the building isn't safe to crawl around in yet, so we won't kno






new zealand whales: authorities to move 300 carcasses


image copyrightreutersimage caption beached whales were marked with an "x" to indicate they had died new zealand authorities have said they will move the carcasses of hundreds of whales that died in a mass stranding to an area not open to the public.about 300 whales will be moved with a digger and buried in the sand dunes further up farewell spit, south island.on monday, conservation workers pierced the bodies to release gas built up during decomposition, following warnings the carcasses might explode.thursday's stranding was one of the country's worst.it is not clear why more than 400 pilot whales came ashore last week, but since then more have stranded themselves including about 200 on saturday. the 200 were mostly refloated, but department of conservation (doc) official trish grant told