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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed 14 Afghan soldiers and taken another 21 captive in an overnight attack in the country’s western Herat province. Herat provincial council member Najibullah Mohebi says attackers besieged two army outposts late on Thursday in Herat’s Shindand district. He says the fighting lasted for six … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car. Officials have identified the victim as Leonel Rondon, of Lawrence. They say he was rushed to … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass.  — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The company that owns Columbia Gas says its crews are performing safety checks after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Boston, but did not explain what went wrong. A statement from Indiana-based NiSource says … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. It was not immediately clear whether those injured were … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires