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NYC Bombing Suspect 'Too Injured to See Lawyer'

Ahmad Rahami may have been unconscious for a week

(Newser) - New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami is still in the hospital and is too badly injured to have been arrested, let alone meet a lawyer, according to officials. In a court order Monday, US Magistrate Judge Mark Falk revealed that Rahami, who was injured in a shootout... More »

What We Know About the Suspected NYC, NJ Bomber

Ahmad Rahami changed after a trip to Afghanistan, friends say

(Newser) - Ahmad Rahami worked at his family's fried chicken restaurant in New Jersey, sometimes handing out free food to customers who were short on cash. His family let a local rapper and his friends host rap battles in the restaurant, and he liked to talk about street racing. But he... More »

Product Used in NYC Bomb Can Be Purchased Online

Tannerite residue found in bomb, official says

(Newser) - A legal product that can be purchased online or at a sporting goods store was used in the bomb that went off in Manhattan Saturday, USA Toda y reports. Tannerite is a product typically used for target practice; it is placed on targets and explodes when struck by a bullet... More »

5 Questioned After NYC 'Vehicle of Interest' Stopped

FBI suspects there is link to Manhattan blast

(Newser) - There may have been a breakthrough in the Manhattan bombing case: The FBI says it is questioning five people brought in late Sunday after authorities stopped a vehicle that had crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn. Law enforcement sources tell the New York Times that all or... More »

Klansman Behind 1963 Bombing to Stay in Prison

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, denied parole

(Newser) - The lone surviving Ku Klux Klansman imprisoned for killing four black girls in a church bombing in 1963 will remain behind bars after Alabama's parole board heeded the victims' families Wednesday and refused an early release. The board rejected parole for Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, who has served... More »

Man Has No Idea Why Former Coworker Blew Up His Home

'Do you know why crazy people do crazy things?'

(Newser) - A Nevada man whose family was nearly killed weeks ago by bombs set off by a former colleague has no idea why he was a target, the AP reports. "I don't have a clue what Glenn Jones was up to," Joshua Cluff says. "Do you know... More »

How Twins Allegedly Spent Winter Break: Bombing Stuff

The Amish lost a couple of sheds to improvised explosives

(Newser) - Beware of bored college students home from school. Twin brothers are accused of blowing up a number of sheds—two of them belonging to the Amish—in Chester County, Pa., while home on winter break, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The bombing spree started Dec. 20 with a mailbox. By the... More »

Amid Wobbly Syria Talks, ISIS Triple Blast Kills 45

Death toll in Damascus expected to grow with many severely injured

(Newser) - A triple bombing claimed by ISIS killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. Syria's state news agency SANA said that the blasts went off in Sayyda Zeinab, a... More »

10 Killed as Gunmen Bomb, Storm Iraq Mall

Hostages reportedly being held in Baghdad's Jawhara Mall

(Newser) - Gunmen set off a car bomb at the entrance to a mall in mainly Shiite eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25 as the attackers raced inside and took hostages, Iraqi officials said. That number is likely to fluctuate as the story develops: Al Jazeera... More »

France Conducts 'Massive' ISIS Airstrike

And police apparently let terrorist suspect go

(Newser) - Two days after coordinated terror attacks killed 129 people in Paris, France is said to be conducting "massive" airstrikes against two jihadi sites in Raqqa, Syria. A French defense official tells CNN that twelve aircraft dropped 20 bombs on Raqqa—which ISIS considers the capital of its caliphate—targeting... More »

5 Evil Figures Who Had Surprising Pasts

Pol Pot, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Timothy McVeigh are among them

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's early life as an aspiring artist is well-documented, but who knew that other mass murderers and despots had hopeful beginnings? A rundown, per Ozy :
  1. Pol Pot: The soon-to-be Cambodian despot lived it up in Paris as a foreign student of radio electronics in the late 1940s and
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'90%' Chance That Bomb Hit Russian Plane

Investigators, officials are in agreement

(Newser) - Looks increasingly like last week's horrific Russian plane crash in Egypt—which killed all 224 passengers and crew—was caused by a bomb. An Egyptian investigator tells Reuters that his team is "90% sure it was a bomb" but refused to explain the uncertainty. "The indications and... More »

27 Years After Lockerbie Bombing, 2 New Suspects IDed

Scotland, US want to interview Libyans they say worked with al-Megrahi

(Newser) - Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the sole suspect convicted for the 1988 bombing that brought down Pan Am Flight 103, killing 270 people, died in 2012 —but now Scotland and the US say they've set their sights on two other Libyans they want to question in the attack, the BBC... More »

Nixon Note Exposes Lie About Vietnam Bombing

He knew it was accomplishing nothing, continued it anyway

(Newser) - A newly released note reveals a pretty big presidential lie, the Washington Post reports. As Richard Nixon was in the beginning stages of running for re-election, anti-Vietnam War sentiment was strong in the US, and Nixon was looking for a way to settle the conflict without it being labeled a... More »

Thai Police Hand Themselves Their Own $84K Reward

Money to go to officers after single arrest in Bangkok bombing

(Newser) - With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing . Today, they handed out the cash—to themselves. They arrested a suspect Saturday, though the man has not been charged, let alone convicted. He may not even be the prime... More »

Cops: Bangkok Bombing Was a 'Personal Feud'

Police don't elaborate, but a 28-year-old foreigner is in custody

(Newser) - A 28-year-old man believed to be one of possibly 10 or more people responsible for a deadly Aug. 17 bombing in Bangkok was arrested today, the BBC reports. According to the Guardian , 100 officers were involved in the arrest, which took place at a suburban apartment. CNN reports police found... More »

After a Decade, Baghdad Curfew Gets Lifted

But violence continues, with bombs killing at least 40 today

(Newser) - Baghdad's decade-old nightly curfew ended after midnight local time, hours after bombs exploded in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 40 people in a stark warning of the dangers still ahead in this country under attack by ISIS. The deadliest of today's bombings happened in the... More »

Sketch Released Over NAACP Bomb in Colorado

Cops think this man planted device

(Newser) - Authorities have released a composite sketch of the man they believe detonated an explosive near the offices of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms also offered a $10,000 reward for information on Tuesday's explosion, which caused only minor... More »

More Than 102 Killed in Nigeria Mosque Blasts

Health workers call for blood donations after 150 injured

(Newser) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to track down the perpetrators of bomb blasts that killed more than 100 people at the central mosque in the city of Kano yesterday. Jonathan said his government will "continue to take every step to put an end to the reprehensible acts of all... More »

ISIS Takes Army Camp, Baghdad Bombings Kill 30

Islamic State closer to controlling Anbar province

(Newser) - Militants with the Islamic State group today captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead. The attacks, which came as Iraqi Shiites... More »

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