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June 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A gas pipeline ruptured and exploded in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 12 people and injuring hundreds, according to local news reports.
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NATIONAL
April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Twitter has some hot new hash tags -- "Sterling," "Sterling racist" and "boycottclippers. " Such is some of the fallout on social media following a report that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist remarks during an argument with a friend. The NBA has launched an investigation. On his Twitter account, Magic Johnson called Sterling's comments a “black eye for the NBA,” stating that he would never go to a Clippers game again as long as Sterling is the team's owner.
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NEWS
May 5, 1989 | From Times wire service s
An Air Force jet malfunctioned on a training mission, dropping a live bomb that exploded in woods near a cluster of homes, officials said today. No one was injured when the 500-pound bomb exploded about 3:15 p.m. Thursday near this west Georgia community, said Capt. Cynthia Nelson, a spokeswoman for Moody Air Force Base, where the F-16 Fighting Falcon jet is stationed. Nelson said the bomb exploded about 1,000 yards from a cluster of homes in the Marion County town. The bomb destroyed a clump of pine trees and left a small crater, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A 4-year-old Downey boy was injured Thursday after a two-liter bottle of dry ice he found on a soccer field exploded, authorities said. The boy was found lying on the ground with non-life-threatening injuries to his chest at about 7:50 p.m. by  deputies responding to a report of a child injured by fireworks in the 14700 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The child and his family were at the Paramount High School-West campus for recreational soccer when he found the bottle.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded during the night outside the pro-government Channel 2 television offices, breaking windows and damaging part of a studio, but no one was hurt, the television station said Thursday.
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | From United Press International
Surgeons failed Tuesday to save the hand of a 5-year-old girl who was wounded in a department store by the explosion of a small pipe bomb. Sgt. John Brooks, a bomb expert from the Marion County Sheriff's Department, said Erin Bower was holding the device Monday night when it exploded as she, her parents and 1-year-old sister shopped at the store. Erin was listed in serious but stable condition in Methodist Hospital, where doctors amputated her left hand after attempting to reattach four of her fingers.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Three bombs exploded today at the house of Vice President-elect Francisco Merino, injuring one child and causing extensive damage, authorities said. Merino and his wife, Maria Antonieta, were visiting in the United States and were not present at their home in the affluent Maquilishuat neighborhood of San Salvador when the house was attacked at dawn. The couple's four young children and three friends were asleep in the house when four bombs were thrown over a wall surrounding the garden, slightly injuring one of the friends.
NATIONAL
December 27, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
A father and son accused of killing two law enforcement officers in a bank bombing pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of aggravated murder. Bruce Turnidge, 57, and his 32-year-old son, Joshua, could face the death penalty if convicted. A grand jury indictment alleges that the bomb that exploded Dec. 12 was part of a bank robbery attempt, but it does not say how the men allegedly intended to get the money. Authorities had not previously specified a motive for the bombing in Woodburn, about 30 miles south of Portland.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a year that has seen would-be action heroes Jeff Speakman and Brian Bosworth make well-orchestrated attempts to muscle their way into the action-adventure movie arena, Columbia Pictures is clearly betting that Jean-Claude Van Damme could be the next Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal--or even Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Double Impact," the $15-million action film in which Van Damme plays dual roles, opened well Aug. 9 and has grossed $15.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A suspected drug lab at a home in Malibu caught fire and exploded Tuesday, injuring one person who had to be transported to the hospital via helicopter, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the home  in the 1200 block of Encinal Canyon Road shortly before 6:15 p.m. to find it fully engulfed in flames, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Authorities later discovered the substance “honey oil” -- a type of marijuana oil -- at the residence, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Fray Lupian told KTLA-TV . A 25-year-old man who was burned in the explosion and ensuing fire was airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around 6 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphries. The student is in fair condition at a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Humphries said. The lab has been closed off to allow fire officials to investigate, but students and staff have not been ordered to evacuate the six-story building.
NATIONAL
February 17, 2014 | By David Horsey
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors - taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations - is a job killer.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Two people were injured after a Kentucky natural-gas line exploded and sparked a blaze early Thursday morning, setting homes on fire and leaving a large crater, officials said. Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC, which runs the pipeline that runs near the small town of Knifley, said the company detected a "drop in pressure" on the gas line at 1:05 a.m. Central time. The two victims were treated and released from the hospital by 8 a.m., the company said in a statement, adding that the cause of the "rupture" was under investigation.
SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Ron Capps awoke Saturday and promptly saw his phone was "lit up" with calls and text messages, he said. "I thought maybe something bad had happened. " What had happened the day before certainly wasn't good. A day earlier, the 7,000-horsepower engine on Capps' 300-mph NHRA funny car had exploded near the finish line at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Pieces of the engine flew off, as did the top of the car's carbon-fiber body, leaving a shaken Capps exposed as the car rolled to a stop.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director Patrick Creadon, her guest this afternoon on "B.Y.O.D. " (for "Bring Your Own Documentary"), Timoner's weekly online chat show for TheLip.tv. They have much to talk about. Timoner, 41, twice won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary feature at Sundance: for her explosive 2004 rock doc "Dig!"
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | JULIE CART and ERIC SLATER and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A jury Wednesday spared the lives of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who shotgunned their millionaire parents to death in Beverly Hills in 1989 and now will spend the rest of their days in state prison with no hope of parole. As the verdicts were read in the tension-filled Van Nuys courtroom, a wave of relief seemed to sweep over the brothers and their defense attorneys when they realized that the jury had rejected the death penalty. The defense lawyers reacted with grins, tears and hugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An oven exploded at a jail in Northern California this week, critically hurting one inmate and injuring 10 others, including a guard. The natural-gas explosion occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. The oven's door, which measures 7 by 3 feet and weighs several hundred pounds, flew off in the explosion and hit an inmate kitchen worker in the head, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson  told the San Francisco Chronicle . "You could see a very heavy stainless steel door that is on the ground and, obviously, it knocked a few things down along its path," Nelson said.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Officials are letting a fire burn out at a Chevron liquefied gas pipeline that exploded in a rural north Texas town Thursday when a construction crew accidentally drilled into the conduit. The town of Milford, about 50 miles south of Dallas, was evacuated, with many of its 700 residents going to a gym in the nearby town of Italy. They are not expected to be allowed back until Friday morning at the earliest, Milford Fire Chief Mark Jackson said. He said no injuries were reported after the 9:40 a.m. blast.
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