Two fatalities in N.J. blast:
A house exploded early Saturday, killing a husband and wife and reducing the two-story home to piles of scattered rubble, authorities said. The blast, initially reported as a gas explosion, shattered windows in nearby homes, KYW-TV reported. John, 73, and Carole Paladino, 72, were the only occupants of the Newfield home when the blast occurred at 6:15 a.m., the Gloucester County prosecutor’s office said. Autopsies were slated for Sunday. Prosecutors said the cause of the explosion is under investigation by their office and the county fire marshal, but no foul play is suspected.