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Another Suspicious Package to CNN Brings Count to 15

FBI, police were alerted at 9:30am

(Newser) - CNN was the intended recipient of a third suspicious package, this one intercepted in Atlanta on Monday morning. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am. The FBI confirmed what they recovered is "similar in appearance... More »

Michael Moore Releases Clip of Cesar Sayoc at Rally

Accused mail bomber is chanting about CNN

(Newser) - One of the stickers on accused mail bomber Cesar Sayoc's van read "CNN Sucks." Another featured the likeness of Michael Moore in a gun's crosshairs. Now Moore himself has released raw footage of Sayoc at a rally for President Trump soon after the inauguration that brings... More »

Campbell Soup Exec Gone After Soros Conspiracy Theory

Idea that billionaire is funding migrant caravan might be fueling rampages

(Newser) - George Soros received one of the mail bombs sent to prominent figures on the left last week, and it's not surprising he would show up on such a mailing list: He's the topic of numerous conspiracy theories from his political opponents. Now, however, one conspiracy theory in particular—... More »

Lawyer on Mail Bomb Suspect: 'He Just Won't See Reality'

Estranged family of Cesar Sayoc and their attorney say they've long begged him to get help

(Newser) - As authorities try to pin down a motive in what the New York Times calls Cesar Sayoc's alleged "spree of bubble-wrapped terror," members of his estranged family are trying to convince him to seek mental health care and retain a good lawyer. Sayoc—who CNN notes is... More »

Mail Bomb Suspect Has Long Criminal History

Florida's Cesar Sayoc, 56, is in custody

(Newser) - His name is Cesar Sayoc, he is 56, and he lives in Aventura, Florida. Those were among the first basic facts to emerge Friday after the FBI arrested Sayoc in connection with the string of mail bombs mailed to prominent Democrats earlier in the week. Details and developments:
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Trump Praises Arrest, Says Americans Must 'Unify'

President addresses mail bomb case

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday praised the quick arrest of a suspect in the mail bomb case and promised that "swift and certain justice" would follow. "These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," Trump said. Speaking soon after authorities announced the arrest of... More »

Suspect Tied to Nationwide Mail Bombs Arrested

Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, taken into custody in Florida

(Newser) - An arrest has been made tied to the mail bombs being sent around the nation. Multiple sources tell CNN a man was taken into custody Friday. He has been identified as 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc Jr. of Aventura, Florida, and DNA evidence helped lead investigators to him, per NBC News and... More »

Nos. 11 and 12: Packages Sent to Booker, Clapper

FBI intercepts 2 more suspicious mailings

(Newser) - More apparent mail bombs, these to Cory Booker and James Clapper. On Booker, the FBI says it intercepted a suspicious package intended for the New Jersey senator in Florida, reports CNBC . Authorities say the package is similar to others sent to prominent Democrats earlier this week. (Why Florida? Investigators say... More »

Hunt for Mail Bomb Source Leads to Opa-locka

Investigators believe devices passed through Florida postal facility

(Newser) - A huge postal facility in south Florida was evacuated Thursday night as the search for the person who sent pipe bombs to leading Democrats and other critics of President Trump continued. Miami-Dade County police officers, K-9 units, and federal agents could be seen entering the Opa-locka mail sorting and distribution... More »

Trump Tweets About CNN at 3:14AM

Says they unfairly criticize him but can't take it when he fires back

(Newser) - President Trump's disdain for CNN is not bound by business hours: The president dashed off a short tweet criticizing the network at 2:48am Friday, deleted it, then followed up with a more complete one at 3:14am, per ABC News : "Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others,... More »

Instant Mail Bomb Theory: 'False Flag Tactics'

Some on the right think this is a ploy by some on the left

(Newser) - Rep. Maxine Waters was the intended recipient of not one but two mail bombs, but she tells Blavity that she won't be intimidated. "We have to keep to doing what we're doing in order to make this country right," she says. "That's what I... More »

83-Year-Old Has No Words as Alabama Executes Him

Walter Moody killed 2 with mail bombs

(Newser) - An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the US in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8:42pm... More »

2 Killed by Austin Bombs Are Relatives of Prominent Blacks

Cops believe 3 mail bombs are related

(Newser) - As hundreds of thousands of people descend on Austin for the SXSW Festival, police have confirmed that they believe a serial bomber is on the loose. Interim Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday that evidence suggests that three package explosions that killed two people are related, the Austin American-Statesman reports.... More »

Clue in Mail Bomb Sent to Obama: Cat Hair Under Label

Another clue: 'obliterated' eBay shipping label on package sent to Gov. Greg Abbott

(Newser) - A 46-year-old Texas woman faces a host of charges after she allegedly mailed explosives to then-President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and former Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin. Julia Poff of Sealy had been repeatedly denied Social Security benefits and was also upset with the handling of a... More »

Secretary Hit With Shrapnel as Letter Bomb Explodes at IMF

The letter bomb was mailed to the IMF office in France

(Newser) - A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks. The AP reports the incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a failed letter bomb sent to the German... More »

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 »

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