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  • Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:29 AM

    ATLANTIC, VA - NASA and officials from a commercial rocket company are searching for debris and answers following the explosion of a rocket and cargo module that were to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Bill Wrobel is director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island,... more »
  • Tanker explodes at gas station, driver killed

    October 3, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
  • Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

    September 5, 2014 4:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Thursday that the company... more »
  • US kills six militants in Somalia strike Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:22 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... more »
  • Fire extinguished following explosion at BP refinery Play Video

    August 28, 2014 3:17 AM

    WHITING, IN - A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had "an operational incident" on a process unit about 9 p.m. He... more »
  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    August 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tanker truck carrying fuel overturned during a crash, causing an explosion that shut down part of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans late Tuesday afternoon. According to LADOTD, there were no deaths in connection with the wreck, but the truck driver was hurt during the... more »
  • Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria

    June 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    DAMATURU, Nigeria - Witnesses say a suicide bomber in tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers say the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically wounded and casualties still coming in at Damaturu, state capital... more »
  • US diplomat injured in Moscow apartment blast

    May 22, 2014 5:10 AM

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - An explosion in an apartment in central Moscow believed to have been caused by natural gas has injured four people including a U.S. diplomat. The explosion took place about 11 a.m. (0700 GMT) in a nine-story building on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, one of the Russian capital's main thoroughfares.... more »
  • 6 injured in explosion at Tennessee steel mill

    May 16, 2014 6:47 AM

    KNOXVILLE, TN - Fire officials say six workers have been injured in an explosion at a Knoxville, Tennessee, steel mill. Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran told local media outlets that one worker was in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. He says the others suffered... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Inmates missing after Florida jail blast found

    May 1, 2014 3:53 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official in Florida says three inmates who were missing after an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been located. Escambia County spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said Thursday the inmates were unaccounted for in the chaos after the explosion. She says they were missing as hundreds... more »
  • Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    April 19, 2014 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is to... more »
  • Texas town recovering year after deadly blast

    April 17, 2014 6:50 AM

    WEST, TX - Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people. A fire at the West Fertilizer Company triggered a blast so powerful that it leveled nearby homes and schools.... more »
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • 1st lawsuit filed in deadly NYC blast

    March 18, 2014 7:05 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City woman has sued Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings last week. The New York Post reports that 46-year-old Michelle Nelson of Harlem filed the civil suit Monday, becoming the first to sue over the deadly blast. Nelson's lawsuit says... more »
  • 3 confirmed dead after NYC gas explosion

    March 12, 2014 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK - A third person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings. Nine occupants of the buildings are unaccounted for. A gas leak triggered the explosion Wednesday morning on Park Avenue and 116th Street in East Harlem. The blast also injured... more »
  • Injuries from Axiall fire rises to 18

    December 25, 2013 1:10 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. - Hospital officials in Lake Charles say the number of people treated from an explosion and fire at Axiall Corp. chemical plant has risen to 18. All 18 people were treated and released from Christus St. Patrick Hospital for injuries related to hazardous smoke. The smoke drifted... more »
  • I-10 in Lake Charles open after plant fire

    December 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    WESTLAKE- I-10 has reopened following a fire at the Axiall refinery west of Lake Charles. The fire has also been extinguished and sources tell WBRZ News 2 some plant workers are headed back into the facility. At about 1:30 Friday afternoon, an incident forced evacuations and a shelter... more »
  • Feds place blame after platform explosion

    November 4, 2013 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An offshore company and contractors are blamed for an explosion on an oil platform that killed three workers last year. The men were using a torch to cut pipes on the platform off the coast of Louisiana when pipes ignited. They were refurbishing the platform about 20... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man survives trailer explosion Play Video

    November 4, 2013 5:39 PM

    ST. AMANT - A man in Ascension Parish is thankful to be alive after narrowly surviving an explosion that shook homes in a 12-mile radius. According to Fire Chief James LeBlanc, Charles Boyd was checking for a propane leak on his motor home with an open flame when it... more »
  • St. Amant explosion throws homeowner 30 feet away

    November 3, 2013 9:42 PM

    ST. AMANT- A man checking to see if propane was leaking from a mobile home caused a large explosion in St. Amant Sunday evening, according to Fire Chief James LeBlanc. LeBlanc said the man was using a flame which caused the explosion around 5pm in the 10,527 block of... more »
  • Explosion site won't be cleared as scheduled

    October 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    SLAUGHTER- Work to clear the site of a plant explosion here is delayed. The Monolyte Lab zone was scheduled to be cleared by this week. Now, it is expected to be finished in November. The plant exploded last year. Crews are having trouble sending the dirt removed... more »
  • LAX flights back to normal after dry ice explosion

    October 14, 2013 8:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Flights are back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport after a plastic bottle containing dry ice exploded in an employee bathroom. The Sunday evening explosion caused a commotion in LAX's terminal 2 and delays of up to four flights after airport police halted security screening.... more »
  • Vapors ignited plant explosion

    October 3, 2013 4:37 PM

    GEISMAR- Plant operators at Williams Olefins said Thursday, a vapor cloud ignited after a rupture of a reboiler on June 13 causing the blast that killed two plant workers. The plant released the information through an emailed news release and said company experts are reviewing the issues and considering... more »
  • Close to a year after blast, company has 30 days to finish cleaning up Play Video

    September 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    SLAUGHTER - The Department of Environmental Quality has given a chemical plant 30 days to cleanup after an explosion last November. Monolyte Labs exploded and caught fire late last year. Since then, the company has been collecting and storing hazardous materials inside a number of large tanks that remain... more »
  • Car bomb hits near US consulate in Afghanistan

    September 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan governor says militants have detonated a car bomb around 66 yards away from the U.S. consulate in the western city of Herat, wounding seven civilians. A gunbattle between militants and security forces in the area was still going on Friday morning. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi, the... more »
  • 1 injury reported in explosion at La. plant

    August 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    HARVEY - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a trucker's leg was slightly burned in an explosion at an industrial site near New Orleans. Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says firefighters quickly put out the flames Tuesday and the man is being treated at West Jefferson General Hospital. He says... more »
  • Lots going on near well that caught fire last week

    July 28, 2013 7:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say gas detectors and automatic, high-capacity water hoses are being installed on a drilling rig where a natural gas well caught fire last week. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says another jack-up rig is being readied to drill a relief well to permanently... more »
  • Relief for town 31 years after explosion Play Video

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Mayor Derral Jones signed on the dotted line Monday night, setting plans for the final step of a remediation process, that began more than 30 years ago. Jones signed a contract, giving permission for a chemical neutralizer to be placed in the ground, where a train carrying hazardous... more »
  • Family has tale of surviving firework explosion Play Video

    July 5, 2013 9:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A family is thankful for their safety, after a firework appears to have malfunctioned, and explodes feet away. "I've seen a lot of artillery go off in my life," one family member said. "That right there, that was real. It sounded like it was the real... more »
  • Sites of 2 deadly plant explosions remain closed

    July 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several weeks after deadly explosions at two southeast Louisiana chemical plants, one remains closed and the other is partly closed. Officials say it could be months before federal investigators determine what caused the fatal blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to area hospitals... more »
  • Police: 29 killed in Uganda gas tanker explosion

    June 30, 2013 10:45 AM

    KAMPALA, Uganda - A spokesman for Ugandan police says a gas tanker explosion has killed 29 people and left scores more badly burned. Police spokesman Ibn Senkumbi said the gas tanker exploded after colliding with a car late Saturday on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Most of the... more »
  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    June 27, 2013 7:57 AM

    HOUSTON - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant says the regulation of dangerous chemicals falls under a "patchwork" of U.S. standards that are decades old and weaker than those used elsewhere. The U.S Chemical Safety Board will present preliminary findings Thursday to the U.S.... more »
  • Man dies in flaming feud with partner

    June 24, 2013 8:25 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Fire investigators believe a house explosion Friday was planned by one of the two men who lived at the home on Renee Drive after a fight over renovations. Elphage Joseph "Kirk" Scioneaux III, 48, died in the blast. Fire Marshal investigators are not sure if he intended to... more »
  • "Catastrophic failure" cited in deadly Geismar plant explosion

    June 24, 2013 7:04 PM

    GEISMAR - Investigators claim a "catastrophic failure" in a heat exchanger and associated piping were involved in the fatal Williams Olefins plant explosion on June 13th. Monday, the Chemical Safety Board and Williams-Olefins released their initial findings. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) is also completing an investigation into... more »
  • Presidential safety board to arrive at first plant blast site this weekend

    June 15, 2013 1:24 AM

    GEISMAR- A team of independent, federally backed inspectors will arrive at the scene of the first area plant explosion this weekend. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) deployed a team to Ascension Parish, the agency said in a news release late Friday. The team is expected to arrive at... more »
  • Company releases more details about Friday plant explosion Play Video

    June 15, 2013 12:59 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- CF Industries released more information late Friday about an explosion at its facility in Ascension Parish, the site of a second deadly incident at a plant in the parish in two days. The company identified four of its workers injured in the blast: Courtney Julien, Melvin Singleton, Jeramy... more »
  • Man killed in 2nd plant explosion in Ascension Parish Play Video

    June 14, 2013 11:06 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - One person was killed in a second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ronald "Rocky" Morris, 55, of Belle Rose, was killed in the blast at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Seven other were injured and taken to hospitals... more »
  • One confirmed dead after second plant explosion in as many days

    June 14, 2013 7:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley confirmed one person is dead after the second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension Parish. Investigators said workers pumped too much nitrogen into a vessel at the CF Industries Plant in Donaldsonville, causing it to rupture before 7 p.m.... more »
  • Firefighters reflect on plant explosion response Play Video

    June 14, 2013 6:01 PM

    GEISMAR - Emergency responders in Ascension Parish today reflected on what happened during those first few minutes of the response to the Geismar chemical plant explosion Thursday. "People were literally running for their lives, down Highway 3115, and it was chaos at that moment," said Nathaniel Stephens, Geismar's Fire... more »
  • Plant workers watching explosion investigation Play Video

    June 14, 2013 4:47 PM

    GEISMAR - Many who live and work near the Williams Olefins chemical plant have questions about the explosion there Thursday, and how it could impact them. "The area is high industrial so we're back into work mode, but the impact in the community is still there," says Melissa Hite,... more »
  • Explosion reminds La. that plants not always safe

    June 14, 2013 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By some measures, chemical plants like the one where a fatal explosion happened Thursday in Louisiana are among the safest manufacturing workplaces in America. But in the "chemical corridor" that lines the Mississippi River from New Orleans north to Baton Rouge, the density of the facilities... more »
  • OSHA probing deadly blast at La. chemical plant

    June 14, 2013 1:16 PM

    GONZALES - Officials from the south Louisiana chemical plant where an explosion killed one worker and injured dozens of others say they still don't know the cause of the blast. Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of plant owner Williams Companies Inc., held a news conference in Gonzales on Friday. He... more »
  • Class action lawsuit filed after plant explosion

    June 14, 2013 10:51 AM

    GEISMAR - Attorneys filed a class action lawsuit today against the operator of a Geismar chemical which exploded yesterday, killing one person and injuring dozens. Attorneys with the Becnel Law Firm of LaPlace filed suit in Ascension Parish today against Williams Olefins, the company which operates the plant. ... more »
  • Friends use social media to remember plant worker killed Thursday

    June 13, 2013 11:10 PM

    HAMMOND- A plant worker, killed when the chemical facility where he works exploded Thursday, was remembered as a young man who made people laugh. Zachary Green, 29, died in the explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. He was an operator at the facility. Green's friends and... more »
  • Plant worker recounts terrifying moments after explosion Play Video

    June 13, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were still visibly shaken up as a caravan of buses brought them to the Lamar Dixon Expo center after an explosion at the the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar this morning. Heath Young described the terrifying moments following the blast to News 2. ... more »
  • LSP identify man killed in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of the person killed in today's chemical plant explosion in Geismar. Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m. The state Department of Health and Hospitals... more »
  • Highways reopen after chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities reopened several highways surrounding a chemical plant in Geismar which exploded earlier today. The only road still closed was LA 3115 from LA 30 to LA 75. Several sections of LA 30 and LA 3115 were closed throughout the day after the explosion at 8:30... more »
  • Center opening for blood donations after explosion

    June 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood center in Baton Rouge asked people for more donations to help local hospitals after a chemical plant explosion today in Geismar. LifeShare Blood Centers provide blood for Baton Rouge General, where several people injured and burned in the explosion at the Williams Olefin chemical... more »
  • Jindal: 10 workers still in plant safe room

    June 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    GEISMAR - Ten workers stayed behind at the Williams Olefins chemical plant after an explosion today to keep flaring operations running and shut down the plant, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal. He said during an afternoon briefing the workers were in a safe room as part of the plant's... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • LSP: One dead after chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:06 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police confirmed one person has died after a massive chemical plant explosion in Geismar this morning. They made the announcement just before 1 p.m. near the Williams Olefins plant on La. 30, where an explosion and fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. An LSP spokesperson... more »
  • EMS: 60 people injured in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 9:16 AM

    GEISMAR - Emergency responders says dozens of people have been taken to local hospitals for injuries after a chemical plant explosion this morning in Ascension Parish. Acadian Ambulance said they transported 47 patients via ambulance and buses to hospitals for treatment, and airlifted 13 to local hospitals and burn... more »
  • Derailment, blast crumple buildings near Baltimore

    May 28, 2013 3:54 PM

    WHITE MARSH, Md. - The fire chief says no toxic inhalants are burning at the site of a freight train derailment outside Baltimore. Baltimore County Fire Chief John J. Hohman said at a news conference Tuesday that fire crews would let the fire on two remaining cars burn out. CSX... more »
  • Lawmaker plans to address exploding targets after News 2 report

    May 16, 2013 10:51 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A state lawmaker wants to have a discussion about exploding practice targets featured in a recent WBRZ News 2 report. "It's a little bit more than protecting your rights. It's actually something that could potentially be used by someone that's not quite ready to be responsible," said State... more »
  • Law enforcement honored for heroic efforts Play Video

    May 16, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is a day of honor and remembrance for Louisiana State Troopers, to remember those who have fallen, a memorial was held for troopers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The name of each fallen trooper was read aloud during a memorial service... more »
  • Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back

    May 16, 2013 10:26 AM

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. The Boston Athletic Association says people who passed the halfway checkpoint but not the finish line will get a code they can use to... more »
  • Officials to give Texas explosion probe results

    May 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WEST, Texas - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are scheduled to... more »
  • Huge explosion shakes neighborhood but it's legal Play Video

    May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - An explosive combination is causing a scene in Iberville Parish. A product marketed as explosive targets mixes ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder to create targets for firearms practice. Problem is people are using them in large amounts, said Iberville Sheriff's Office Major Johnnie Blanchard. One... more »
  • Apartment fire under investigation Play Video

    May 8, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People burned out of their apartments in Baton Rouge after a recent fire spent today cleaning up the mess and salvaging what they could. It's believed an oxygen tank helped fuel the fire Tuesday at the Oaks of Kingsbridge apartment complex off Sherwood Forrest. People who... more »
  • Explosion, fire rocks apartment complex

    May 7, 2013 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to an apartment fire and reported explosion at a complex this afternoon in Baton Rouge. People living near the Oaks of Kingsbridge at 11888 Long Ridge Drive told News 2 they felt an explosion which shook their homes, then called 911. The fire... more »
  • Fire evacuation ends, families allowed back home Play Video

    May 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    DEHNAM SPRINGS - About 30 families will sleep in their own beds this weekend after being forced out of their homes by a large oil storage tank fire. Thursday night, one tank exploded and a few hours later, caught the storage tank adjoining it on fire too. The incident... more »
  • Coast Guard: Spark from cleaning caused explosion

    April 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A crew that was cleaning fuel barges in Mobile Bay likely caused a spark the triggered an explosion and critically burned three workers. The explosion happened Wednesday night and it was extinguished Thursday morning. Coast Guard Lt. Mike Clausen says the investigation is continuing, but the spark... more »
  • Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Ala.

    April 25, 2013 7:15 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., is finally out, after burning through the night. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said shortly before dawn Thursday that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters from Mobile... more »
  • Haliburton seeking settlement over Gulf oil spill

    April 22, 2013 10:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster. Halliburton Chief Financial Officer Mark McCollum said Monday that talks are at an "advanced stage." The... more »
  • DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast

    April 19, 2013 8:51 AM

    WEST, Texas - A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small... more »
  • Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

    April 18, 2013 7:11 AM

    WEST, Texas - Police in Texas say between five and 15 people were killed in a fertilizer plant explosion that also injured more than 160 others. Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said early Thursday morning that the death toll is only an estimate as search and rescue operations... more »
  • Source: Arrest made in marathon bombings

    April 17, 2013 12:49 PM

    BOSTON - A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday. The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official says the... more »
  • Obama to visit Boston on Thursday

    April 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will visit Boston on Thursday, three days after a pair of deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says Obama will be attending an interfaith service. Three people were killed at the marathon's finish line, including an 8-year-old boy. More than 170... more »
  • Obama: Boston explosions investigated as terrorism

    April 16, 2013 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible. He called the bombing "a heinous and cowardly act" used to target innocent civilians. Obama spoke to reporters at the White House... more »
  • Doctor: Marathon victims had metal in wounds

    April 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts General Hospital's chief of trauma surgery says doctors removed "a variety of sharp objects," including pellets and nails, from the wounds of victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. Dr. George Velmahos said Tuesday that in his opinion the metal fragments came from the bomb and not from... more »
  • Doctor: Metal in Boston bomb victim leg like BBs

    April 16, 2013 7:33 AM

    BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish... more »
  • Boston police: No one in custody in race blasts

    April 15, 2013 5:14 PM

    BOSTON - Boston police say no suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police Commissioner Edward Davis also says that the fire at a library a few miles away and more than an hour later doesn't appear to... more »
  • Police: Third incident now believed to be fire

    April 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - Police said an incident at the JFK Library in Boston is now believed to have been a fire, after the police commissioner said at a press briefing it was an explosion. Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters just before 4 p.m. CT they were treating the incident at... more »
  • LIVE VIDEO: Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

    April 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    BOSTON- Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in at least two deaths, according to Boston Police. Through their official Twitter account, Boston Police said two were dead and 23 injured by a pair of explosions near the marathon's finish line this afternoon. ... more »
  • BP manager testifies at trial over Gulf oil spill

    April 15, 2013 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A BP team leader who supervised managers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says he was frustrated by last-minute changes to the drilling project but didn't have any safety concerns before the deadly blast. John Guide was the first witness to... more »

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