By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Safety inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week.
This is not unusual.
Small fertilizer plants
By WILL WEISSERT and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - Stranded families growing weary and frustrated since a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion left them barricaded from their battered homes finally began returning Saturday, but only under a curfew and strict warnings to
By TIM TALLEYAssociated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - It's been 18 years since a truck bomb detonated outside Oklahoma City's federal building, but family members of the 168 people killed in the attack said Friday their memories of the carnage and their sense of loss are as vivid as ever
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here know they've lost more than the buildings that went up in flames.
Even as investigators were
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
A fertilizer plant exploded in the small Central Texas farming community of West, about 20 miles north of Waco, leaving as many as 15 people dead and at least 160 injured.
A look at the facts:
By JOHN L. MONE and MICHAEL BRICKAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast
By JOHN L. MONE and BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.
By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Arizona had researched how to construct a particular explosive that authorities say has been used in terrorist bomb plots, according to
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in her left arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-needed sleep. The retired teacher was taking notes with her free hand when she heard the news: The nation had
PARIS (AP) - A court in southwestern France on Monday convicted a factory chief and a subsidiary of oil giant Total of manslaughter for an explosion at a chemical plant in 2001 that killed 31 people.
The appeals court overturned earlier acquittals, 11 years after the blast that tore apart the AZF