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Tech Companies Line Up for Clock Whiz, 14

MIT, Twitter, Google, Facebook all have an interest

(Newser) - Police in Irving, Texas, aren't pressing charges against Ahmed Mohamed , whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb, which means the teen whiz is now free to move his mind to other matters. "I'm thinking about transferring schools from MacArthur to any different school," Ahmed, 14,... More »

14-Year-Old Whiz Made a Clock, Got Busted for 'Bomb'

Ahmed Mohamed's father suspects his name played a role

(Newser) - Ahmed Mohamed says it took him only 20 minutes to build the homemade clock: he wired a circuit board and power supply to a digital display and stuffed the device into a pencil case before bed on Sunday. The next day, the 14-year-old freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving,... More »

Key Charge Dropped in Boston Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson no longer faces 20 years in prison

(Newser) - That "performance artist" accused of a bomb hoax at this year's Boston Marathon is off the hook—at least for the heftiest charge he faced. The charge of making a false bomb threat, which could have landed 25-year-old Kevin Edson in prison for 20 years, has been dropped,... More »

Meet the 'Artist' Behind Boston's Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson, aka Kayvon Edson, posted strange meme jokes about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

(Newser) - Police have identified the man suspected of planting a fake bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night, and he is … something else. His name is Kevin Edson, according to the AP . A barefoot Edson approached the finish line last night wearing a black veil over... More »

Groom Forgets to Book Venue, Freaks, Calls in Bomb Threat

He phoned in threat after forgetting to book venue

(Newser) - The BBC and AP provide the details on a tale of wedding-day craziness in Britain:
  • Problem: The day before he was supposed to get married in Liverpool's St. George's Hall, Neil McCardle realized he had forgotten to actually book the place.
  • Solution: He sat on this nugget of
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Ex-Lover's Bomb Hoax Forced Plane U-Turn: Cops

Let's just say Christopher Shell did not have a happy birthday

(Newser) - An apparently bitter ex-girlfriend is to blame for the US Airways flight that was forced to make an emergency turnaround after taking off from Philadelphia yesterday after she cooked up a bomb threat, law enforcement authorities report. A man called on her behalf to report that the woman's former... More »

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