explosions

March 10, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty says he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

March 6, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Dropped grenade probably caused Pendleton deaths

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps says a dropped or kicked grenade probably caused an explosion that killed four Marines during a training exercise last year at Camp Pendleton.

March 5, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Chemical reaction caused fatal fireworks blast

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., say a chemical reaction between fireworks and mixing compounds being transported in a car caused an explosion that fatally injured a California man.

March 4, 2014 - 10:34 PM

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March 4, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Woman killed, 7 hurt in NJ blast after gas leak

EWING, N.J. (AP) — An explosion at a town house complex in a suburb of New Jersey's capital city appears to have caused heavy damage.

Television footage shows damage to several units at the development in Ewing, outside Trenton, and widely scattered debris.

Flames can be seen shooting up from the ground, apparently fed by a gas line.

March 4, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Static electricity suspected in Colorado gas blast

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Static electricity is suspected of sparking a massive explosion and fire at an oil and gas drilling site in northern Colorado that injured two workers.

The explosion Monday night north of Greeley shook houses and set a fire that could be seen for miles.

February 27, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Investigators: Blast at Tenn. plant accidental

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident and not caused by a criminal act.

In a news release, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says Saturday's explosion at the Kilgore Flares plant in Toone occurred in a mixing room.

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