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Huge blast rocks military base near Tehran

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A massive explosion at a military weapons depot near the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday killed several people and was felt at least 45 km (30 miles) away, local media reported. The Revolutionary Guards — Iran’s elite military force — said a munitions store at a base…

Kansas grain elevator explodes, killing at least three

CHICAGO — Three people were dead and three others missing following a massive explosion at a grain storage facility in the midwestern state of Kansas, a fire official told AFP Sunday. The huge blast late Saturday at a grain elevator at the Bartlett Grain Company in the town of Atchison…

BP complains about Gulf spill compensation: report

WASHINGTON — BP is filing a strongly worded complaint with the administrator of a $20-billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill, saying his proposed settlements are too generous, The New York Times reported Thursday. In a 25-page statement that is to be filed later in the day…

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