2 NYC buildings collapse in explosion, 2 dead
A huge explosion leveled two apartment buildings in New York City, killing two women and injuring 17 people. A utility company says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the blast.


Sidewalks for blocks around the building in Harlem were littered with broken glass from shattered storefront and apartment windows. Witnesses say the explosion was so powerful it knocked groceries off the shelves of nearby stores. (AP)