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Rescuers search ruins of Texas fertilizer plant
Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. The accident killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
Police: At least 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion
Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers
The two bombs that ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
Massive hunt underway for marathon bombers
A massive police investigation was underway Tuesday for clues to who planted two powerful bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring more than 130 people.
Why area woman left site an hour before bombing
Hours later, Jessica Deakins still was stunned at how close she came to the tragedy in Boston.
BREAKING: Explosions rock Boston Marathon finish
Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
$147M pitcher injured in brawl
Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the $147 million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with the San Diego Padres that didn’t even end when the game did.
UPDATE: Windber house gutted
An afternoon fire gutted an 11th Street home today, responders said.
N. Korea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea
North Korea today urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of a nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to scare foreigners into pressing their governments to pressure Washington and Seoul to act to avert a conflict.
Thatcher, even in death, divides world opinion
Combative and determined to get her way, Margaret Thatcher divided opinion down the middle in life — and in death.
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