'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

A series of gas explosions killed a teen and left at least 10 other people injured, one critically, and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Gas explosions destroy homes

A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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1 killed, 1 hurt in shootings in Lawrence

One person was killed and another person was injured in a pair of unrelated shootings in Lawrence on the holiday
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8 boy scouts from single troop earn Eagle Scout honor

Eight boy scouts in one New Hampshire troop have attained the rank of Eagle
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Andover golf course worker dies following pillar collapse

An employee at an Andover country club has died days after a brick pillar fell on him
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Andover man dies in hospital after fire at home

Fire officials say a 65-year-old man who was pulled from a house fire in Andover has died
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Bald eagle lands on fire truck during Sept. 11 tribute

A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks
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Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert "Big Man" Howard dies

Elbert "Big Man" Howard, who was one of the six founding members of the Black Panther Party, has died at age 80
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Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a gas disaster in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley
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Dad accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes
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Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

Investigators are working to pinpoint the cause of a series of dramatic natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins
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Everyone wants answers: State, feds hunt for gas blast cause

Investigators are working to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins
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Explosions damage so many homes 'you can't even see the sky'

Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston
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Fire crews responding to series of gas explosions in homes

Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston
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Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

The governor of Massachusetts and leaders from the three communities affected have announced that a relief fund will be established to help residents whose lives were disrupted by a series of natural gas fires and explosions
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Gas pipeline pressure before explosions 12 times too higher

The pressure in the natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week that killed one person and injured more than two dozen was 12 times higher than it should have been
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Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster

Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked the Merrimack Valley
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Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

Hotplates for cooking and space heaters for warmth will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents left without natural gas following a series of explosions and fires.
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Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

A federal investigator says there's no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional.
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Kobach rails against illegal immigrants at pro-ICE rally

GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach railed against people in the U.S. illegally at a Wichita rally supporting the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts communities
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Lawyer readies insanity defense for man charged in murder

The lawyer for a New Hampshire man accused of killing a delivery driver and raping a convenience store clerk in Massachusetts may pursue an insanity defense
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Man accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes
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Man charged with strangling ex-fiancee held without bail

A New Hampshire man authorities allege tried to flee to Mexico after strangling his ex-fiancee in her Massachusetts home has been held without bail
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Man pleads guilty in accident that killed girl

A Massachusetts driver who left the scene after striking and killing an 11-year-old girl crossing the street with her stepfather has pleaded guilty
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Massachusetts House votes to repeal old anti-abortion laws

The Massachusetts House has voted to repeal a series of antiquated state laws, including a 19th-century ban on abortion
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Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

Federal officials say the investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts
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Officials probe new gas odors in city rocked by explosions

Massachusetts officials are warning of a scam targeting people seeking to help those displaced by the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley north of Boston
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Officials say outgoing garbage contractor missing pickups

Officials in one southwest Mississippi county are worried about who's going to pick up residents' garbage for the next 10 weeks
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Officials warn of donations scam in wake on gas explosions

Massachusetts officials are warning of a scam targeting people seeking to help those displaced by the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley north of Boston
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Officials work to pinpoint cause of 'Armageddon'-like blasts

Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins
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Panicked neighborhoods evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes

A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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Pipe pressure before gas explosions was 12 times too high

The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been
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Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been
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Police: 19-year-old woman killed in single-vehicle crash

Massachusetts State Police say a 19-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495
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Police: armed man shot by police has died

Officials say an armed man shot by a Prince George's County officer in the Landover area has died
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Rallies, vigils to mark 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima attack

Peace activists are kicking off a week of solemn remembrances marking the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Japan
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Recount in Massachusetts Democratic primary continuing

The recount of a tight Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts is continuing through the weekend
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Recruiter focuses on diversity for Yale Divinity School

The Rev. Herron Gaston calls himself a people person, the perfect qualification for his job of recruiting an increasingly diverse student body to Yale Divinity School, including clergy from the New Haven area
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Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions have been given the green light to return home
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State to waive tax penalties for residents after blasts

Residents recovering from the gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley won't have to worry about being late with tax payments
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Storm knocks down trees, power lines in Maine, New Hampshire

A thunderstorm has knocked down trees and damaged some homes in parts of Maine and New Hampshire
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Students in Chester have classes in high school due to flood

The school year in Chester is off to a rough start, with all students now spending their days learning at the local high school due to flooding at the elementary school
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Students take a break from screens for Outdoor Classroom Day

Connecticut elementary school teachers move learning outside for the school's first Outdoor Classroom Day
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Suspected drug dealer shot by DC-area police dies

A man shot by police in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died
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Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners have come out to remember the Massachusetts teen who last week's natural gas explosions north of Boston
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The Latest: Firefighters responded to 60 to 80 fires

The head of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency says firefighters responded to 60 to 80 structure fires in the three communities affected by a series of natural gas explosions
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The Latest: Firefighters responded to 60 to 80 has fires

The head of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency says firefighters responded to 60 to 80 structure fires in the three communities affected by a series of natural gas explosions
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The Latest: Gas utility expects extended restoration effort

The company that provides natural gas service to the Massachusetts communities affected by a series of gas explosions and fires says it expects "an extended restoration effort."
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The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blames for one death and dozens of fires
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