Union, company to head investigation into cause of Cleveland-Cliffs’ Burns Harbor blast
Union and company officials will work together to determine the cause of a small explosion at Cleveland-Cliffs’ Burns Harbor facility on Tuesday, but whether state regulators would be investigating for possible violations is unknown at this time.chicagotribune.com
5 teenagers hospitalized after shooting near Colorado high school
Five teenagers were hospitalized Monday after a shooting near a high school in Colorado, according to local police. Authorities said the shooting occurred at a local park north of Aurora Central High School. CBS Denver reports on what we know so far.news.yahoo.com
Explosion in Afghan mosque leaves casualties, witnesses say
KABUL, Afghanistan — (AP) — A powerful explosion in a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday has left several casualties, witnesses said. The explosion occurred in a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province during the weekly Friday prayer service. Witnesses said they were praying when they heard the blast. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Explosion destroys 5 garbage trucks in Florida
PENSACOLA, Fla. – An explosion and fire destroyed five garbage trucks and damaged two others at a sanitation complex in the Florida Panhandle. The flames erupted Sunday afternoon at the station in Escambia County, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority said in a statement. [TRENDING: 1 dead in Rolls Royce crash | Mom, boyfriend arrested after toddler drowns | How to get the vaccine in Fla.]No injuries were reported but five trucks were destroyed in the fire. Two others were damaged, and the authority was assessing all other vehicles for any further damage. The authority said the cause of the explosion is under investigation.
Gas explosion rips through building in Spain, killing 4
MADRID – A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and billowed through Toledo Street, near the city's center. At least 11 people were injured in the explosion, one seriously, the Madrid emergency service said in a tweet. We were terrified when we saw the amount of smoke coming out of the church’s building,” the 20-year-old Madrid resident told The Associated Press. We went up the stairs to the top of our building and we could see the structure of the building and lots of gray smoke,” the 24-year-old said.
Suspect in Nashville explosion died in blast, officials say
Federal officials now turn to exploring the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the Christmas Day explosion that severely damaged dozens of buildings and injured three in downtown Nashville, Tenn. While officials have named 63-year-old Warner as the man behind the mysterious explosion in which he was killed, the motive has remained elusive. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, and appears to have acted alone, federal officials said Sunday. “Nashville is considered safe," said Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake. Officials said their identification of Warner relied on several key pieces of evidence, including DNA found at the explosion site.
FBI leads investigation into explosion in downtown Nashville
FBI leads investigation into explosion in downtown Nashville Investigators are now combing the crime scene in Nashville, Tennessee, starting with the identification of the R.V. The explosion scattered debris for several blocks setting cars on fire and shattering buildings. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
Massive “intentional” explosion in downtown Nashville leaves 3 wounded
Massive “intentional” explosion in downtown Nashville leaves 3 wounded A massive explosion on Christmas morning in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, left at least three people wounded. Authorities described the explosion as "intentional. Jessi Mitchell has more.cbsnews.com
Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion
A Lebanese army helicopter throw water at the scene where an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest. That likely came from a fire that engulfed what initially appeared to be fireworks that were stored at the port. Online videos of the disaster's initial moments show sparks and lights inside the smoke rising from the blaze, just prior to the massive blast. The devastation surrounding the port resembled other ammonium nitrate explosions, such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and a 1947 ship explosion that struck Texas City, Texas.
Videos and photos emerging on social media of Beirut explosion
A massive explosion happened in Beirut on Tuesday, causing immense damage and destruction, according to multiple reports. The explosion happened in downtown Beirut, and according to reports, was big enough to have a mushroom cloud rise above the capital city. Videos and photos of the explosion and its destruction have started to surface on social media, and words don’t do justice to how much devastation this explosion has on the city. I felt like I’m dying, I still can’t believe it #Lebanon #Beirut pic.twitter.com/EMTS470FOH — Ahmad M. Yassine | أحمد م. ياسين (@Lobnene_Blog) August 4, 2020BREAKING: Massive explosion in Beirut.
Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries
BEIRUT Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known. Deeply shocked with the visuals of massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/mdrZXXwuLC Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) August 4, 2020The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beiruts port inside an area where fireworks were stored.
Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they think the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing more than 70 people, was likely a bomb. I've met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of an event. They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.The explosion flattened much of a port and damaged buildings across the capital, sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. The death toll, which currently stands at more than 70, and more than 3,000 others were injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.
1 injured in explosion near hand sanitizer facility in Titusville
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – One person was injured Thursday in an explosion near a Titusville facility that produces hand sanitizer, officials said. The explosion happened around noon at Ocean Potion at 1419 Chaffee Drive. The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with burn-related injures, Titusville fire officials said. State fire marshals will investigate the explosion, TFD tweeted.
Falcon 9 explosion captured on doppler radar
Doppler radar scans our skies looking for anything. Meteorologists obviously use it to detect rain, storms and other hazards, but the radar picks up non-meteorological targets from to time as well. Relatively new radar technology, however, confirms that the radar was in fact “seeing” a non-meteorological target. When the radar sees lowly correlated objects, hail, birds, insects or debris, it has lower values and shows up gray on the radar screen. In this case, the gray and blue color in the radar screenshot above is the explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket!
Second explosion rocks Bangkok after deadly attack
Police in Bangkok are investigating a second explosion that happened less than 24 hours after a blast killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 100 others. Authorities also released CCTV footage of a suspect connected to the first bombing on Monday. Charlie D’Agata reports.cbsnews.com