BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

BOSTON — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for critical pressure sensors. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

PARIS | Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

PARIS—Jan 17, 2019—French authorities say a strong explosion and fire has hit a science building at the University of Lyon. At least three people have been slightly injured. The university says construction work was the cause and that it was “accidental.” The town of Villeurbanne, the Lyon suburb where the university is located, tweeted that … Continue reading PARIS | Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

LAWRENCE, Mass | Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

LAWRENCE, Mass  — There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday. As federal officials opened their investigation into Thursday’s disaster, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that there doesn’t appear to be “anything nefarious, anything suspicious, anything intentional.” He said … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass  — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires. An agency spokesman said during a news conference in Washington on Friday that pipelines … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

MOSCOW | Reports: 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

MOSCOW  — Russian news agencies say that up to 10 people may have been killed and at least 40 others wounded by a natural gas explosion at a college in Crimea. The gas canister explosion is said to have occurred Wednesday at the vocational college in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea, according to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Reports: 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

MOSCOW | Russia gas explosion kills 1, injures 2 others

MOSCOW —Jan 14, 2019— Authorities in southern Russia say a suspected gas explosion has killed at least one person and injured two others. The Emergency Situations Ministry said that the blast ripped through an apartment building in the city of Shakhty on Monday morning. Rostov region governor Vasily Golubev said on Russian state television that one … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia gas explosion kills 1, injures 2 others

MOSCOW | The Latest: Kremlin: Crimea explosion may be terror attack

MOSCOW  — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Kremlin says the blast at a college in Crimea that killed at least 10 people could have been a terror attack. Authorities say that at least ten people have been killed and more than 50 injured … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Kremlin: Crimea explosion may be terror attack

LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Federal investigators are confirming overpressurized natural gas lines were the source of the deadly explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. Thursday’s preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Columbia Gas workers failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors in Lawrence on Sept. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say