- Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port Updated: Aug-31-15 7:37 am
BEIJING - The death toll rose Monday to 158 from massive explosions of chemical warehouses in the Chinese port of Tianjin, where cleanup crews were grappling with cyanide contamination caused by the blasts. About 15 people remain missing, authorities said.
- China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors Updated: Aug-30-15 11:37 pm
BEIJING - People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday.
- Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts Updated: Aug-30-15 5:55 am
BEIJING - More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday.
- Workers overcome by gases at China paper mill, 7 die, 2 hurt Updated: Aug-29-15 6:01 am
BEIJING - Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals.
- US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets Updated: Aug-28-15 1:01 am
BEIJING - An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical explosion in Tianjin.
- China fires work safety director named in corruption probe Updated: Aug-26-15 8:01 am
BEIJING - China's top official on work safety was fired and is a suspect in a corruption investigation, state media said Wednesday, weeks after one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.
- Champions Tour cancels China event because of deadly blast Updated: Aug-25-15 2:11 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - The Champions Tour has canceled its September tournament in China near the port where an explosion killed more than 100 people and left several more missing.
- Explosion at chemical plant in eastern China kills 1 Updated: Aug-23-15 8:25 am
BEIJING - An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed one person and injured nine others, a state news agency reported Sunday, less than two weeks after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 123 people.
- AP Exclusive: China blast site owner on state firm's board Updated: Aug-21-15 1:05 am
SHANGHAI - The man unveiled as principal owner of the warehouses at the center of deadly blasts in Tianjin also is on the board of a state-owned company that is ultimately controlled by the same powerful entity investigating the explosions, an Associated Press review of public documents found.
- Tianjin's deadly blasts expose China's work safety woes Updated: Aug-20-15 1:58 am
BEIJING - By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires.
- UN expert slams China on chemical blast secrecy Updated: Aug-19-15 4:07 pm
GENEVA - A U.N. human rights expert has criticized China for its lack of transparency in handling a chemical blast in the northeastern city of Tianjin.
- Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations Updated: Aug-17-15 1:22 pm
SHANGHAI - Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week's deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China's emerging economic hub.
- Families of Chinese firefighters seek answers in port blasts Updated: Aug-17-15 10:35 am
TIANJIN, China - The rapid chain of explosions that destroyed a warehouse district in the Chinese port of Tianjin could become one of the world's deadliest disasters for fire crews, with at least 21 firefighters confirmed dead and scores of others still missing.
- Deadly China blast disrupts world's 10th largest port Updated: Aug-13-15 8:12 pm
SHANGHAI - Explosions that sent huge fireballs through China's Tianjin port have disrupted the flow of cars, oil, iron ore and other items through the world's 10th largest port.
- The Latest on China: White House sends condolences Updated: Aug-13-15 10:34 am
TIANJIN, China - The latest on the explosions in China's port city of Tianjin (all times local):