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Cops: 18 Hurt in Hong Kong Subway Arson

'Incoherent' man lit firebomb during rush hour

(Newser) - A man was arrested in Hong Kong Friday night for allegedly lighting a firebomb in a subway car during rush hour, injuring 18 people, two of them critically. Police said there was no evidence to indicate the fire was a terror attack. Police District Commander Kwok Pak-chung said the 60-year-old... More »

Dems Raise $13K to Reopen Firebombed GOP Office

They blew past fundraising goal in hours

(Newser) - Democrats disgusted by the firebombing of a GOP office in Orange County, NC, set up a GoFundMe page to help reopen it and blew past their $10,000 goal within hours Sunday. "Thank you all for showing that Americans are thirsty for civility and decency, and that we love... More »

Cops: Men Denied Entry to Cairo Club Return, Kill 16

Authorities say it was firebombed as revenge

(Newser) - A firebomb attack on a small nightclub in Cairo early Friday killed 16 people and wounded three others, authorities say. Police were looking for two young men who carried out the attack in the Agouza district because they were previously not allowed to enter, state news agency MENA reported. The... More »

Japan Marks 70 Years Since Deadliest Bombing

105K died in one night of Tokyo firebombing

(Newser) - Japan mourned today for the 105,400 people killed in a single night 70 years ago, when US B-29 bombers obliterated much of Tokyo in the deadliest conventional bomb attack ever. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bowed in a somber ceremony held in a downtown temple used as a memorial for... More »

Political Strategist Has House, Cars Blown Up

Strategist for pro-solar candidate loses all of his belongings

(Newser) - A political strategist in Louisiana saw his possessions go up in smoke this week when two firebombs blew up his cars and spread far enough to burn down his home, WWL reports via Fusion . Mario Zervigon, his family, and fellow tenants escaped their New Orleans apartment building on Thursday, leaving... More »

Ecoterrorism Suspect Gives Up After Decade on Run

Rebecca Rubin 11th member of 'The Family' to face charges

(Newser) - A Canadian fugitive, said to be one of the targets of the largest ecoterrorism investigation in American history, surrendered to US authorities yesterday morning after a decade on the run, reports the Los Angeles Times . Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, faces arson and conspiracy charges related to firebombings in Oregon, Colorado,... More »

Blocked Bathroom Access Sparked NYC Mosque Attack

Frappuccino firebomber confesses

(Newser) - Police say an unemployed truck driver suspected of carrying out a string of firebombing attacks in New York has confessed to the attacks, and told them that he targeted a mosque because he wasn't allowed to use its bathroom. Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, has been charged with five counts... More »

NYPD Questions Suspect in Firebombings

Cops think he hit store that caught him shoplifting

(Newser) - New York detectives questioned a man today about the firebombing of an Islamic cultural center and three other sites, attacks they said might turn out to be hate crimes. The man was tracked through a car with Virginia license plates that was believed to be at the scene of at... More »

4 Firebombs Hit Muslim Targets in NYC

Attacks probed as anti-Muslim crimes: police

(Newser) - Four homemade firebombs went off in New York last night in what police believe to be anti-Muslim hate crimes. No one was hurt. Three of the Queens attacks used molotov cocktails made using Starbucks bottles; targets included a bodega, two houses, and a major Islamic center, the New York Times... More »

Firebombed Paper's Cover Now Boasts a Kissing Muslim

'Love is stronger than hate,' says 'Charlie Hebdo'

(Newser) - Remember the boundary-busting French satirical newspaper that was firebombed for making the Prophet Mohammed a "guest editor"? Journalists toned down the controversy this time around—not. In fact, right on the cover, a Muslim is planting a big, slobbery kiss on a figure representing the publication, Charlie Hebdo.... More »

Medical Marijuana Shops Firebombed in Montana

'Not In Our Town' sprayed on businesses

(Newser) - Two Montana businesses legally providing medical marijuana in Billings have been firebombed in two days. The attackers—who could face up to 20 years in prison on felony arson charges if caught and convicted—also spray painted "Not In Our Town" across the front of the operations. Police have... More »

US Soccer Star's BMW Firebombed in Scotland

DaMarcus Beasley OK; $80K ride totaled

(Newser) - An $80,000 BMW belonging to American soccer star DaMarcus Beasley was firebombed late Monday outside his home in an upscale neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland, where he plays for the city’s Rangers club. Nobody was injured in the incident. A witness tells the Daily Record : “The guy put... More »

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