Eastern Idaho boy dies in backyard explosion

AMMON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho say a 14-year-old boy building a homemade gun or cannon with a friend died following an explosion.The Bonneville County Sheriff's Offices says Carson Eva of Ammon died Monday after a piece of wood from the explosion became impaled in his chest.Sheriff's Office spokesman Bryan Lovell tells the Post Register that the boys were working on a backyard project.Authorities are continuing to investigate.___

Gas explosions level homes in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Friday in three towns north of Boston rocked by a string of deadly gas explosions, and he put another utility company in charge of restoration efforts.

Firefighter dies after gas explosion turns street into rubble

One firefighter died and several others were injured Tuesday in a gas explosion that tore through a small Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, business district, shooting up a plume of orange flames and white smoke and blowing wood and concrete debris across half a city block.

Explosion injures at least 2 people at Kentucky UPS facility

An explosion rocked a United Parcel Service freight facility in Kentucky on Wednesday morning, injuring at least two people, but authorities say they doubt that the blast stemmed from a terror attack. Instead, it appears to be accidental, they said.