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Atlanta Paper's Editor Takes Issue With New Eastwood Film

'Richard Jewell' has inaccuracies about coverage of wrongfully accused bombing suspect: Kevin Riley

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's newest movie, Richard Jewell, about the Atlanta security guard falsely suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics when he actually saved lives during the chaos, is not getting rave reviews from the hometown paper. In an emailed statement to Fox News and the Wrap , Kevin... More »

2 Women Plead Guilty to Terror Plot

Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, appeared in federal court

(Newser) - Two New York women who went crazy for al-Qaeda—one of whom had an Osama bin Laden screensaver on her phone—pleaded guilty Friday to bomb-making charges in federal court, the New York Post reports. Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, could get 20 years each. After pleading not... More »

Saudi Oil Field Attacked

Yemen's Houthi rebels cause a fire at the Shaybah oil field

(Newser) - Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry, the AP reports. The attack on... More »

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media to 'Ease Tensions'

Move could backfire, analysts say

(Newser) - Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people , with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory says it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp,... More »

More Than 130 Killed in Church, Hotel Attacks

Hundreds hurt in Sri Lanka blasts

(Newser) - At least 138 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state-run Daily News reports. A security official tells the AP that two of the blasts are suspected to have been... More »

Attack on Convoy Is Deadliest in Kashmir History

Car bombing killed 41 Indian soldiers

(Newser) - The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41, becoming the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history, security officials said Friday. A local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into the convoy along a key highway Thursday.... More »

Bad News for Guy Who Tried to Bomb Target

Mark Charles Barnett gets 40 years in prison

(Newser) - A Florida man who plotted to blow up Target stores along the East Coast has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, the AP reports. Authorities say Mark Charles Barnett of Ocala thought the explosions would cause the company's stock to plunge, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares.... More »

Bombing in Canada: 'People Bleeding So Much'

Cops say attackers detonated explosive device in Toronto-area restaurant

(Newser) - Police in a Toronto suburb are searching for two masked attackers who detonated an improvised bomb in a restaurant Thursday night. Police say 15 were injured, three of them with critical blast injuries, after the men detonated the explosive device in Mississauga's Bombay Bhel restaurant, the BBC reports. The... More »

Cops: Deadly Blast at Medical Office Building Intentional

One killed, 3 hurt in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

(Newser) - A woman was killed and three other people were hurt Tuesday in what investigators believe was an intentional explosion at a California building housing medical offices. A federal official tells the AP that a preliminary investigation of the building in Aliso Viejo, around 50 miles south of Los Angeles, suggests... More »

What May Have Tipped Austin Bomber Off: a Knock on His Door

EMS official says procedural change should prevent another mix-up

(Newser) - Emergency personnel have raced to fix a procedural issue that may have tipped off Austin bomber Mark Conditt, who blew himself up as police closed in. Officers staked out Conditt's Pflugerville home while he was out on March 20, with plans to arrest him when he returned, and notified... More »

Pink Gloves Helped Police Zero In on Mark Conditt

Pink gloves helped lead police to Mark Conditt

(Newser) - Police say 23-year-old Mark Conditt was the man who terrorized Austin with a weekslong bombing spree—but they don't know if they'll ever be able to say why. Police say a 25-minute recording found on Conditt's cellphone after he blew himself up early Wednesday contains a detailed... More »

Cops Find 'Confession' From Austin Bombing Suspect

25-minute cellphone recording found with Mark Conditt

(Newser) - Police have discovered a 25-minute recording on a cellphone found with bombing suspect Mark Conditt , and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley says he considers it a "confession," the AP reports. He said at a news conference Wednesday that Conditt talks on the recording in great detail about the... More »

Deceased Austin Bombing Suspect Is Identified

Law enforcement sources say he was Mark A. Conditt of Pflugerville

(Newser) - Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt has been identified by law enforcement sources as the suspected Austin serial bomber, the American-Statesman reports. The suspect blew himself up early Wednesday. The paper says Conditt, identified by police as 24, but 23 according to the public records it viewed, completed a home-schooled high... More »

Chief: Bombing Suspect Blew Himself Up as Cops Closed In

Austin suspect is 24-year-old white male

(Newser) - The Austin bombing suspect was located by police and blew himself up in his car as a SWAT team closed in, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters at a press conference early Wednesday. The chief said a SWAT team officer also shot at the suspect, who was tracked to... More »

Austin Cops Think They Know Mailing Site of FedEx Explosive

It's possible the person who mailed it is on surveillance video

(Newser) - Austin cops have been looking for a break in the city's bombing spree, and they're hoping Tuesday morning's explosion at a FedEx facility will provide one. The Tuesday explosion happened at a shipping facility about an hour away from Austin in Schertz. But police think somebody sent... More »

Austin Cops Hope Surveillance Tapes Lead to 'Serial Bomber'

Police ask residents to check their home tapes after fourth explosion

(Newser) - Austin police appear to have no leads after the fourth explosion by someone they're now calling a "serial bomber," but they hope the public can help. Interim Police Chief Brian Manley on Monday asked residents to hand over their home surveillance footage after Sunday night's blast,... More »

Cops: Latest Austin Bomb May Have Involved Tripwire

'That changes things,' chief says

(Newser) - The explosive device that injured two men in Austin on Sunday night appears to have been a different—and even more worrying—kind of device than the package bombs that killed two people earlier this month, police say. Interim Police Chief Brian Manley said early Monday that investigators believe the... More »

4th Bomb Goes Off After Plea to Austin Bomber

2 men hurt in latest blast

(Newser) - There was a fourth explosion in Austin on Sunday night—hours after police urged the person behind three package bombs earlier this month to contact them and explain their "message." Officials say two men in their 20s were seriously injured in the blast in the southwest of the... More »

NYC Bomber Sentenced: 'I Don't Hate Anyone'

Ahmad Khan Rahimi gets life in prison for bombs in New York, New Jersey

(Newser) - A New Jersey man who detonated a pressure cooker bomb in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 will spend the rest of his life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, received two life terms plus an additional 30 years at his sentencing in a New York City courtroom... More »

Weeks After Trump Tip, Blast Hits St. Petersburg

At least 10 hurt in supermarket explosion

(Newser) - At least 10 people were injured Wednesday by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city and the site of a deadly subway bombing this year. The Investigative Committee, the nation's top investigative agency, said a device containing 7 ounces of explosives went off at... More »

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