| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The death toll from Israel’s aerial offensive over the Gaza Strip climbed past 100 on Friday, as a U.S. effort to forge a truce failed to halt the rockets aimed at Israeli cities and the airstrikes targeting Palestinian militants.
In four days...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:35 AM
An exploding propane tank on a lunch truck sent a ball of fire across a Philadelphia street on Tuesday, critically injuring two people and spreading debris far and wide, police said.
"The fireball engulfed the entire truck and crossed the street,"...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Halliburton has agreed to a $1.1-billion settlement stemming from its involvement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 people, attorneys for the company and...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills.
But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:38 AM
One home has been evacuated near Coralwood Nursery in Apopka, where hazmat crews are investigating an active propane gas leak, officials said.
The plant nursery is located in the 4600 block of Ondich Road, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
TAVARES — "Blue Rhino" became part of the lexicon locally a year ago tonight when an explosion at the propane-tank plant shattered a quiet night.
A sensational fireball lit up the sky after the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m., and...
| Jul 29, 2014
The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water.
At least three of the oil tankers were...