Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

Feb 12, 2016

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state ...

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

Feb 11, 2016

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation’s atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the ...

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

Feb 11, 2016

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteor was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene. Authorities in southern Tamil Nadu state had claimed ...

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

Feb 8, 2016

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

More than two dozen Indonesians in central Java have died after drinking bootleg alcohol, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing homemade liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. “Most ...

Feb 8, 2016

Two Cambodian children die in discarded munition blast

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to pry open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police said Monday. Nearly three decades of civil war gripped Cambodia from the 1960s, leaving the poverty-stricken nation both one of the most heavily bombed and heavily ...

Feb 3, 2016

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at ...