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ATF Agent: Philly Package Bomb Unlike Anything We've Seen

Jim Alden appears to have been targeted: cops

(Newser) - It looked like one of the manila envelopes that sometimes arrive on Jim Alden's doorstep with asthma medication, but the moment he tried to open it, it exploded. Alden, 60, of Philadelphia suffered shrapnel wounds to his face and chest and lost portions of fingers on his left hand... More »

Bomb-Detonating Robot Killed Dallas Suspect: PD

And other updates from Thursday's shooting

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge regarding Thursday night's police shooting in Dallas , with Mayor Mike Rawlings calling it a "heartbreaking morning," per the Dallas Morning News . Of note:
  • At least 14 people in total were shot at the police brutality protest, Rawlings confirmed, per WFAA : The death toll
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Bomb Found on Rental Car at NM Airport

'Credible explosive device' disarmed, but renters had long wait in Albuquerque

(Newser) - The FBI and the ATF are on the case in New Mexico for a Breaking Bad-like scenario: a "credible explosive device" found underneath a rental car that was returned Sunday to the Albuquerque International Sunport, CNN reports. Police say the vehicle had been rented elsewhere (cops aren't saying... More »

Teen Allegedly Plotted Attack on Cops With Kangaroo Bomb

Aussie prosecutors say he was inspired by ISIS

(Newser) - April 25 is usually a day of solemn remembrance in Australia for those who've taken part in the country's wars, but this year's ceremonies may have come perilously close to being marred by a teen bent on terror. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Sevdet Besim plotted an attack to... More »

Egypt Investigates Airport Ground Crew

Russia is trying to bring 80,000 tourists home

(Newser) - Egyptian airport and security officials say an investigation has been launched into any local staff and ground crew in Sharm el-Sheikh that came into contact with the downed Russian Metrojet flight . The officials tell the AP that authorities are questioning airport staff and have begun surveillance on those who worked... More »

Plane Fears Strand Thousands of Tourists in Egypt

There've been some holdups

(Newser) - British PM David Cameron stopped flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort city Wednesday as investigations continued into the crash of Flight 9268 . Now the UK is scrambling to retrieve roughly 20,000 citizens from the Sinai Peninsula—a plan that Reuters says has been "thrown into... More »

UK: Bomb May Have Downed Russian Plane in Egypt

PM Cameron halts flights to Sinai Peninsula until security check is complete

(Newser) - US officials have reported that the heat flash in the area where Metrojet Flight 9268 went down in Egypt may have been from a bomb—and the UK thinks that's an increasingly likely scenario, the AP reports. London is worried enough that it suspended flights to and from the... More »

Rockhound Finds WWII Bomb in Utah Desert

He was disappointed when the Air Force blew it up

(Newser) - Ex-Marine Craig Alvord calls it a "once-in-a-lifetime" find after more than 50 years of rockhounding: a 500-pound unexploded WWII-era bomb. According to the Desert News , Alvord found the 6-foot-long bomb while hunting rocks in Utah's West Desert Monday. He tells KSL he was nervous finding the bomb, so... More »

James Holmes' Booby-Trapped Apartment Revealed

Police found more than 20 explosives and incendiaries rigged to blow

(Newser) - Evidence released in the wake of James Holmes' sentencing last month gives a shocking look at the deadly booby-traps the 27-year-old Aurora theater shooter had placed around his Colorado apartment. ABC News reports the apartment contained black balls filled with smokeless powder and gasoline; pickle jars containing bullets, thermite, and... More »

Cops Aim Sketch, $28K at Nabbing Bangkok Bomber

Thai police aren't convinced he acted alone, though

(Newser) - Thai law enforcement have released an arrest warrant, police sketch, and a hefty reward in their efforts to catch the bomber behind this week's deadly blast in Bangkok , the AP and ah report. Cops say the sketch released today, which shows a man with bushy dark hair and eyeglasses,... More »

12 Dead, 78 Injured in Bangkok Bombing

At least one bomb went off in heart of city, near the Erawan Shrine

(Newser) - The area around a Thai shrine visited by thousands of Buddhists each day is now the site of "appalling carnage" after at least one bomb went off in the heart of Bangkok today around 7pm local time. The BBC and Telegraph report body parts littered the ground near the... More »

Bombs Rock 2 NM Churches as Parishioners Gather

No injuries in Las Cruces; police say explosions likely linked

(Newser) - Police are investigating a pair of blasts that rocked two New Mexico churches where parishioners had gathered yesterday morning, though there were no injuries and damage was "relatively minor," authorities tell NBC News . One explosion came from a mailbox outside an administrative entrance to Calvary Baptist Church in... More »

Iraqi Jet Accidentally Bombs Baghdad, Kills 12

Russian-made aircraft suffered technical failure, military says

(Newser) - An Iraqi Russian-made fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighborhood today, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi officials said. The plane—one of several Sukhois used by Iraq in the fight against ISIS—was returning to base when the accident happened. A military spokesman... More »

Cops: Guy Tried to Burn House With Bowling Ball Bomb

Which is one way to foil bank from selling it

(Newser) - As the Sun-Sentinel puts it, "it's hard to stand out when it comes to crime in South Florida," but that's exactly what one 21-year-old Loxahatchee resident has allegedly done. Per the AP , Tyler Butler was arrested on charges of arson and using an explosive device after... More »

Afghan Cops Shoot Bomb-Carrying Bird

Animal walking on highway appeared to have antenna

(Newser) - Police in Afghanistan were puzzled by a large bird walking on the highway: The animal, which wasn't a local species, appeared to have an antenna. They shot it—and it exploded, an official tells NBC News . It left "suspicious metal stuff" behind, Maj. Gen. Abdul Nabi Ilham says... More »

Yep, We Nearly Blew Up North Carolina

1961 blast could've had 260 times the power of that in Hiroshima

(Newser) - A part of North Carolina came dangerously close to being obliterated in 1961. A newly declassified report discusses a US bomber that broke in half while flying over the state in January of that year, causing the two nuclear bombs it was carrying to plummet to the ground near Goldsboro—... More »

3 Dead, 79 Hurt in China Terror Attack

President calls for 'decisive actions' against terrorists as Uighurs are blamed

(Newser) - It was a scene of terror at a railway station in the Chinese city of Urumqi last night. At least two bombs—believed to be inside some luggage—went off in the Xinjiang region's capital while a large group of knife-wielding attackers swarmed. "Some people were chopping others... More »

Son-in-Law Arrested in Tennessee Bombing

Richard Parker charged in blast that killed couple

(Newser) - When a bomb killed a retired lawyer and his wife in their rural Tennessee home, neighbors speculated that they must have been mistaken targets. After all, who would go after Jon and Marion Setzer, both in their 70s? Now authorities say their son-in-law would, reports the Tennessean . Police in Lebanon... More »

WWII Bomb Kills 1 in Germany

Eight others injured at construction site near Bonn

(Newser) - Germany today lost one more person to the Allied bombing campaign of 70 years ago. A construction worker in the city of Euskirchen was killed and eight others injured when a bulldozer hit a buried bomb at a dig site, reports the AP . It's not unusual to unearth unexploded... More »

German Town Clears Out to Defuse 4K-lb. WWII Bomb

20K leave city of Dortmund when unexploded ordnance found

(Newser) - More than 20,000 people are being evacuated from their homes in the west German city of Dortmund as authorities prepare to defuse a massive bomb left over from World War II. The 4,000-pound bomb was discovered after experts analyzed old aerial photographs while searching for unexploded ordnance dropped... More »

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