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Wife Dies After Mail Bomb That Killed Lawyer Husband

Tenn. police looking at revenge as motive; note found with bomb

(Newser) - The wife of a retired lawyer who was killed by a mail bomb this week has also died, reports the Tennessean . Marion Setzer, 72, had been listed as seriously injured in Monday's explosion. Meanwhile, police trying to get to the bottom of the bombing may have found a vital... More »

Package Explodes, Killing Retired Lawyer at His Home

Jon Setzer, 74, died Monday near Lebanon, Tenn.

(Newser) - A 74-year-old retired lawyer is dead after "an unknown package exploded" at his rural Tennessee home Monday, and locals are rattled. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and ATF agents are investigating the death of Jon Setzer, but so far they've stayed mum on motive, and the Tennessean reports that... More »

Someone Sent Explosives to Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Package intercepted, device defused

(Newser) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio is perhaps the most controversial sheriff in America—and apparently he really got himself on someone's bad side. Law officers in Arizona have intercepted an explosive device that was earmarked for the Maricopa County Sheriff, authorities said last night. The device was contained in a package... More »

Letter Bomb Explodes in Rome

Tax agency director injured

(Newser) - A letter bomb exploded at Italy's tax collection agency today, lightly injuring the director general to whom it was addressed, police say. The letter exploded at midday as the director opened a yellow bubble envelope mailed to his attention at an office on the outskirts of Rome; he suffered... More »

Package Ignites at DC Postal Facility

It's similar to yesterday's devices in Maryland

(Newser) - Police say a package ignited at a DC postal facility today, a day after two fiery packages were opened in Maryland. No injuries have been reported in Washington. The DC package is similar to the Maryland parcels, which contained a message complaining about electronic highway road signs that asked motorists... More »

Smoking Packages in Maryland Work of 'Lone Wolf'

Terrorist groups weren't involved: congressman

(Newser) - The sender of two packages that released smoke when they were opened in Maryland yesterday was a “lone wolf,” not affiliated with any group, said a congressman briefed on the matter. Maryland’s governor, to whom one package was addressed , said it contained a note deriding highway signs... More »

Two Mailed Packages Set Off Smoke in Maryland Offices

No serious injuries reported

(Newser) - Two packages sent to state government buildings 20 miles apart released smoke and odors when they were opened today, but no one was seriously injured, officials said. State officials initially said the packages exploded, but later said there were no blasts. One package was opened this afternoon at the Jeffrey... More »

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