June 29, 2016

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Forensics expert says explosion preceded EgyptAir plane crash

CAIRO — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday. “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down,” the official told The Associated Press. Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/11/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Presidential cookies! Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery in Amherst Read More…

VIDEO: Explosion, fire damage construction site at Crocker Park

WESTLAKE — Massive damage was reported at a construction site at Crocker Park after a propane tank caught fire and exploded Thursday morning. The initial call to area fire companies, around 10:30 a.m., was a report of a fire near two 1,000-gallon propane tanks used for temporary heating at the construction site for the new American Read More…

Fire marshal: Summit County house explosion was arson

NORTHFIELD — Investigators say an Ohio house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson. The state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that investigators have determined what caused the fire in Northfield Center Township, but they aren’t releasing details while the investigation is underway. Authorities say Jeffrey and Cynthia Mather were killed, Read More…

China’s becoming safer, but Tianjin blast highlights problems still remain

BEIJING — By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters — from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started Read More…

At least 28 dead in Turkish explosion

ISTANBUL — A midday explosion in Turkey’s southeastern city of Suruc near the Syrian border killed 28 people Monday and sent nearly 100 others to the hospital, Turkish officials said. The prime minister’s office gave the casualty toll in a phone call to The Associated Press. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Read More…

Flooding sparks Ghana gas station blast; at least 73 dead

ACCRA, Ghana — Massive flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. The explosion took place as dozens sought shelter in gas station and nearby shops in central Accra to escape Read More…