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After 'Intentional' NYC Blast, 2nd Device Recovered

Pressure cooker with wiring removed just blocks away

(Newser) - An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections but called the blast an "intentional act." De Blasio tried to calm any fears among nervous... More »

Pressure Cooker in Car Near Capitol Destroyed

Car's owner found, arrested

(Newser) - A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the US Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a US Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Capitol Police officers on routine patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle on a... More »

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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