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Lentils Get NY Family Questioned by 6 Officers

Wife was researching pressure cookers...

(Newser) - So you're interested in learning to cook lentils; your news-junkie son has been reading about the Boston Marathon bombings; and your husband is shopping around for a new backpack. It's the "perfect storm of terrorism profiling," writes Michele Catalano , and it's what got Catalano and... More »

Spelling Fanatic Brings 'Bomb' to Teachers' Office

Complains of poorly edited online terrorism instructions

(Newser) - Not all terrorists are religious extremists; some, it seems, are spelling extremists. Employees at the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission had a very strange morning yesterday, when a man walked into the office, plopped a pressure cooker with wires sticking out of it on the counter, and explained that... More »

Another Pressure Cooker Scare—Man Was Making Rice

FBI surround home of Saudi student spotted with pressure cooker

(Newser) - Not every guy carrying a pressure cooker is doing something suspicious. Armed FBI agents surrounded the home of a Saudi student living in Michigan last week after neighbors spotted him carrying the kitchen appliance outside, the Daily Mail reports. The reason? He had made a traditional Saudi Arabian rice dish... More »

Traveler With Pressure Cooker Arrested in Detroit

Saudi Arabian man said it was a gift for his nephew

(Newser) - A Saudi Arabian man was arrested upon arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport today after a series of suspicious incidents: First, Hussain Al Kwawahir was found to have a page missing from his passport; he told officers he didn't know how it had been removed. Then, officers found a pressure... More »

Tennessee Lawmaker Jokes About Pressure Cooker Bomb

Stacey Campfield tells critics to 'lighten up'

(Newser) - Tennessee lawmaker Stacey Campfield is no stranger to controversy—you may recall his "don't say gay" bill, among other things—and now he's got a little bit more. On his blog , Campfield thought it would be a hoot to make a joke about the Boston bombers' weapon... More »

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