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Canada pipeline blast risks Washington natural gas shortage

Oct 10, 2018

A pipeline explosion in British Columbia risks cutting off the flow of Canadian natural gas to Washington State and companies are urging customers to conserve

Betty Grissom, widow of astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, dies

Oct 10, 2018

Betty Lavonne Grissom, the widow of astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom who successfully sued a NASA contractor after his death in the 1967 Apollo launch pad fire, has died

Fire at Ukraine's ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

Oct 9, 2018

Ukrainian officials say that a massive fire at an ammunition depot in Ukraine has forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people but inflicted no casualties

9 people killed in fiery blast at central India steel plant

Oct 9, 2018

Nine people have died in a fiery explosion at a steel plant in central India that produces rails for the government-run train system

Fire breaks out aboard asphalt tanker off Mass.; towed to NY

Oct 9, 2018

The Coast Guard says a tanker loaded with asphalt has been safely towed to New York after an engine-room fire in the Atlantic Ocean more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Massachusetts and Long Island

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct 8, 2018

One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess.

No one hurt after JetBlue engine fire aborts Vegas takeoff

Oct 8, 2018

Officials say no one was injured when an aircraft engine fire forced an aborted takeoff in Las Vegas of a JetBlue flight to Boston

Congo ministry says at least 53 dead after tanker truck fire

Oct 8, 2018

Congo's Health Ministry says at least 53 people are dead and more than 72 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo

Congo ministry: At least 39 dead in Congo tanker truck fire

Oct 7, 2018

Congo's Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo

700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

Oct 7, 2018

Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire Sunday in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate about 350 people

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