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What Her Parents Found Got Her Arrested

Michelle Louise Kolts, 27, had a shocking stash of weaponry

(Newser) - A Florida woman was arrested Friday after her parents made a terrifying find in her bedroom, Fox News reports. Michelle Louise Kolts, 27, had apparently stashed two dozen pipe bombs, other weapons, and books and DVDs on subjects including bomb-making and mass killing. (See tweeted images of her alleged weaponry... More »

He Unnerved a Neighborhood in 2016. Now, an Unnerving Arrest

Feds say Conor Climo plotted to attack Jews, LGBT bar patrons in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Jews in synagogues and LGBT bar patrons were allegedly a Las Vegas man's targets—and he was working up a plan to attack them, the FBI says. NBC News reports 23-year-old Conor Climo was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which a Justice Department release... More »

Wimbledon Fines Draw Claims of 'Privilege'

Fabio Fognini given slap on the wrist for saying club should be bombed

(Newser) - "I wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here," Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini announced during his third-round loss at Wimbledon on Saturday, per Yahoo . The 10th-ranked player, apparently upset about the condition of the grass court, was subsequently fined nearly $3,000—... More »

Cops: Man Rigged Toolbox for Disgusting Explosion

It was packed with all the dog poop he could find

(Newser) - A different kind of "dirty" bomb: An Oregon man who was angry at a former friend created a dog poop bomb in a toolbox and left it on the back of the man's vehicle, police say. According to court papers, the toolbox was rigged to explode when it... More »

WWII Bomb Detonated, Shattering Windows and Damaging Roofs

Thousands of unexploded bombs are found in Germany each year

(Newser) - The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses, the AP reports. Some 4,500 residents had to be evacuated from the area before experts performed the detonation. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian city,... More »

Cops: Their Truck Was Bombed—Because of a Honk

'Grievance-fueled violence' follows incident in McDonald's drive-thru

(Newser) - A couple honked at a female driver they thought might hit their vehicle in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Australia on Feb. 22. The next day, the windows of their Ford Ranger pickup were smashed, reports the Sun . Less than two weeks later, a bomb placed beneath the truck exploded.... More »

They Blamed Politics for Their Plot. A Judge Didn't Buy It

Members of 'The Crusaders' militia group get 25+ years each

(Newser) - They blamed America's divisive politics, but a judge dismissed that. "We have extremely divisive elections because our system is to resolve those through elections and not violence," said US District Judge Eric Melgren at an emotional hearing Friday for three men convicted of plotting to blow up... More »

2-Year Streak of Tourists Safe in Egypt Has Ended

Roadside bomb hits tour bus near Giza pyramids, killing 2 and injuring 12

(Newser) - A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 other people, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside... More »

He Couldn't Save Farmhand's Horse. The Farmhand Retaliated

Douglas Holley gets 105 years in prison for planting pipe bomb under veterinarian's bed

(Newser) - A northwest Louisiana farmhand has been sentenced to 105 years after being convicted of planting a pipe bomb under the bed of the man and wife he worked for in retaliation for the man's failure to save his horse. "I'm going to remove you from normal society,... More »

How Bad Spelling Doomed Sayoc

Authorities didn't just use fingerprints

(Newser) - Cellphone pings, DNA, and misspelled words all helped authorities to find and arrest suspected bomb-mailer Cesar Sayoc on Friday, CNN reports. Law enforcement officials say they got a big break Thursday when five of the packages were traced to a processing and distribution center in Opa-Locka, near Miami. When DNA... More »

'Explosive Devices' Addressed to Hillary, Obama Are Found

Secret Service issues statement

(Newser) - A six-inch pipe bomb was sent to George Soros two days ago, and two officials tell the New York Times that similar devices were intercepted while en route to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's offices. The AP called Clinton's a "functional explosive device." The Times reports... More »

Soldier Gets 11 Years for Detonating Chemical Weapon

'Everything I had worked so hard for, given my all for, was ripped away from me,' one victim says

(Newser) - He'd faced up to life in prison, but Ryan Keith Taylor got a decidedly lighter sentence after pleading guilty to setting off a bomb near a US Army post in April 2017. CNN reports the 24-year-old got hit with just over 11 years behind bars for "manufacturing, possessing,... More »

Young Swimmers Find Small Piece of History in Lake

Girls in Michigan discover a World War I-era practice bomb

(Newser) - Two girls have found what authorities say is a World War I-era practice bomb while swimming in a lake in Michigan, reports the AP . The Flint Journal reports that 10-year-old Paige Burnett and 9-year-old Sage Menzies were searching for items below the surface of Lobdell Lake Tuesday when Paige felt... More »

Possible White Supremacist Blew Himself Up at Home

Benjamin Morrow had a 'homemade explosives factory'

(Newser) - A man who blew himself up in his Wisconsin apartment may have been a white supremacist building a bomb that's been dubbed "Mother of Satan," the Daily Beast reports. Benjamin Morrow, 28, died on March 5 when an explosion tore apart his Beaver Dam home and left... More »

Rare Attack in Syria Kills US Service Member

Explosion in northern Syria also killed another member of the US-led coalition

(Newser) - A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, including an American, and wounded five others in a rare attack since the US-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country, a US defense official said Friday. The military didn't say where the attack took place, but it came... More »

Austin-Bound Package Explodes at FedEx Facility

1 person reportedly suffered a concussion

(Newser) - Hours after pleas for information about Austin's serial bomber, a package bound for the city exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio, injuring one. The explosion was reported just after midnight Tuesday at the FedEx Ground distribution center in Schertz, 65 miles southwest of Austin. A medium-sized box... More »

2 IEDs Explode at Florida Mall

Police seek 'person of interest'

(Newser) - Police are hunting what they call a "person of interest" after two improvised explosive devices went off at a mall in central Florida Sunday evening, causing damage and a small fire but no injuries. Police in Lake Wales say the pipe bombs went off in a service corridor near... More »

Germany Orders Biggest Evacuation Since WWII

Some 70K people need to evacuate Frankfurt on Sunday

(Newser) - The US and UK blanketed Germany with at least 1.3 million tons of bombs during World War II, and as much as 10% of that never exploded, with the Smithsonian reporting in 2016 that more than 2,000 tons of unexploded munitions are found in the country annually. That... More »

After 6 Decades, Hunt for US Bombs in N. Korea Continues

Search teams still find explosives frequently

(Newser) - In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter that one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone... More »

Nightclub's 1985 Time Capsule Causes Evacuation in NYC

Letters to the future were stored, buried in WWII practice bomb

(Newser) - Back in 1985, the staff of famous New York City nightclub Danceteria (which was featured in Madonna's Desperately Seeking Susan, per CBS New York ) buried a time capsule that looked like a WWII bomb. "I kind of mentioned it as a joke back then," the former... More »

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