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  • Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal

    04/20/2018 7:48:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ben Knight
    Authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) British World War II aerial bomb that was found during construction work on Wednesday. Evacuations of all buildings within 800 meters of the bomb site started from 9 a.m. to allow the defusal to take place. Berlin's main train station fell within the evacuation area, potentially causing disruption for thousands of passengers. There was something of a holiday atmosphere around the station on Friday morning, as the last few passengers moving out of the station were easily outnumbered by the reporters and TV crews there to interview them, and, unusually,...
  • why Bomb Syria? Yes, American Interests Are Being Served By Striking Assad

    04/17/2018 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/17/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s order last Friday to launch missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure has exposed the divisions among Americans over foreign policy. Some Trump supporters think the President has walked back from his America-first nationalism. Globalists of both parties agree that Bashar al Assad needed to be punished for brutally violating international conventions against chemical weapons. And the rabid anti-Trump left views the attack as a “wag-the-dog” diversion from Trump’s legal troubles. So is there a legitimate reason for bombing Syria and possibly provoking Russian retaliation that risks dragging us deeper into the Middle East quagmire? Many Americans, sick...
  • Congressman: Bombing suspect called himself a 'psychopath'

    03/25/2018 6:13:11 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 24, 2018 | AP
    A congressman says the suspected Austin bomber left a confession calling himself a "psychopath" and saying he felt no remorse for his actions... Investigators have declined to release the recording, saying they are still looking into Conditt's motive and whether anyone else was involved.
  • Austin bombing suspect, 24-year-old man, dies as police close in, chief says

    03/21/2018 3:34:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    American-Statesman ^ | 3-21-2018 | Tony Plohetski
    5:10 a.m. update: The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirmed early Wednesday. Investigators identified several leads but the case really broke in the past 24 to 36 hours, Manley said. The chief described how authorities tracked down the suspect’s vehicle to a Round Rock-area hotel. Police began following the suspect’s vehicle, and as SWAT approached, the suspect detonated a bomb in the car, Manley said. The name of the suspect, described only as a 24-year-old white man, has not been released, pending notification of his family, Manley said. Although...
  • Reddit user claims to be Austin bomber, compares himself to 'Zodiac Killer'

    03/20/2018 7:36:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 20, 2018 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    A mysterious social media user claims to be behind the bombings that have terrorized Texas in recent weeks, vowing that he won't stop until he becomes "as prolific as the Zodiac Killer."
  • At least 1 hurt in new reported package explosion in southwestern Austin

    03/20/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | March 20, 2018
    At least one person was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said -- just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed at least two people over the past month. Tuesday night's explosion unfolded on West Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county's EMS tweeted. "Unknown severity of injuries at this time. Avoid the area and expect closures. More to follow."
  • Austin bomb explodes in Goodwill store

    03/20/2018 5:27:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 196 replies
    March 20, 2018 | vanity
    CBSaustin tv announcing a bomb exploded at Goodwill store on Brodie Lane near Slaughter. Brodie Lane is where the Shertz FedEx bomb was mailed from.
  • FBI: Package Explodes Inside FedEx Facility near San Antonio

    03/20/2018 5:23:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2018 | Bob Price
    FBI officials responded to an explosion at a FedEx sorting facility near San Antonio, Texas, early Tuesday morning. One woman suffered a minor injury from the explosion that took place inside the sorting facility. The FBI’s San Antonio Field Office tweeted that they responded with special agents from the Houston ATF Field Office to an explosion at a FedEx facility located in Shertz, Texas. Shertz is located a few miles northeast of San Antonio, near Randolph Air Force Base.
  • SXSW bomb threat forces cancellation of The Roots concert

    03/19/2018 3:59:42 PM PDT · by libertylover · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/19/2018 | Amir Vera
    A bomb threat at South by Southwest on Saturday caused Bud Light to cancel a concert featuring the popular hip-hop band The Roots...
  • Tripwire may have triggered latest explosion in Austin that injured 2 men: Officials

    03/19/2018 6:24:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    kxan ^ | 03/19/2018 | Wil Cruz, M.L. Nestel, Karma Allen,Bill Hutchinson
    The three previous bombings this month, over an 11-day period, killed two people and injured two others. Those three bombs were left as packages on doorsteps, while Manley said Sunday's device was different: It was placed on the side of the road. The victims were injured either while riding their bikes, or pushing them, Manley said. "It is very possible that this device was activated by someone handling or triggering a tripwire," Manley said, adding that the mechanism used to set off the explosion remained "unconfirmed."
  • Saudi Arabia Would Acquire Nuclear Weapon if Tehran Develops a Bomb, Crown Prince Says

    03/15/2018 12:16:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 3/15/18 at 12:52 PM | Tom O'Connor
    Comparing Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Nazi ruler Adolf Hitler, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud accused his regional foe of trying "to expand" and "create his own project in the Middle East." The monarch then said he would not hesitate to attain nuclear capabilities if he suspected Iran was doing the same. ... While Iran has always maintained its nuclear program was solely for energy purposes, rival nations such as the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have thought otherwise. The 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, saw Iran agree to...
  • Police: "Similarities" indicate link in deadly Austin package explosions (3 bombings so far)

    03/12/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 99 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | By CRIMESIDER STAFF CBS/AP
    Police in Austin say "similarities" between two deadly package explosions in Texas' capital city this month lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest incident, reported Monday morning, killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a woman, Austin police chief Brian Manley said. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion at the East Austin home before 7 a.m. In an earlier incident March 2, Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home, CBS affiliate...
  • Package explosion at East Austin home leaves one dead, one injured

    03/12/2018 7:08:18 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBSAustin.com ^ | March 12, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Police say a package exploded at a home in east Austin on Monday morning, killing one person and injuring another. It happened in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, north of E. MLK Blvd.
  • A Wrinkle in Time Review: Disney's Latest Is a Colossal Disappointment

    03/07/2018 4:25:59 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    MovieWeb ^ | March 7, 2018 | Julian Roman
    Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is a colossal disappointment. The classic science fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle has been turned into a sappy melodrama; utterly devoid of mystery or wonder. DuVernay's approach to the story is to emphasize its outcast element. The result is a fire hose of gushing positive reinforcement for the bullied, angst ridden protagonist. It reminded me of Al Franken's famous SNL skit, "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley"; where he sits in front of a mirror saying, "You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like me". A Wrinkle in Time is...
  • Improvised Explosive Device Found at Border Bridge to Texas

    02/19/2018 9:45:41 AM PST · by Lera · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/18 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    Mexican authorities have confirmed the discovery of an active improvised explosive device (IED) at one of the international bridges connecting the border cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas–the headquarters of the ruthless cartel known as Los Zetas. Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office issued a statement in regards to the recent discovery of the IED. The information released by Mexican authorities does not reveal the date that the bomb was left at the bridge, but confirmed that the explosive was active. The IED was left at the Las Americas International Bridge, also known as Bridge One. Neither the City of...
  • Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

    02/16/2018 3:15:12 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona, Caroll Alvarado and Chris Perez
    Cops have busted twin brothers from the Bronx for allegedly stockpiling explosive materials and crafting bombs inside their home — with help from high school students. Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October — using gunpowder from fireworks as the base for their bomb-making, according to the complaint. A search of the residence turned up a slew of dangerous chemicals, including 20...
  • Turkish jets shell Afrin’s Rajo district (Efrin)

    01/20/2018 2:52:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 23:30 | ANF EFRIN
    The invading Turkish army shelled Afrin canton with howitzer and mortar fire tonight. Reports are coming through of aerial attack on Rajo district. Saturday afternoon, dozens of Turkish warplanes carried out a bombardment on Afrin Canton of Northern Syria, killing 7 civilians, 3 YPG/YPJ fighters and injuring 12 people. Following the deadly attack, the Turkish army has launched yet another aggression targeting south of Afrin at night. Turkish howitzer and mortar attacks target Celeme and Xelil villages in Cindires region and Iska, Basufane villages in Sherawa district. Reports suggest that Turkish jets have shelled Hecika village in Afrin’s Rajo district at night.
  • TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

    01/18/2018 6:14:55 PM PST · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Seven members of a cable television crew have been arrested after they tried to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that the team was filming for cable network CNBC, which is based in Englewood Cliffs. The TSA did not release the names of the people they said were arrested, and the Port Authority only said that it was investigating the incident. The law enforcement source said the crew likely would be charged by the Essex County...
  • Someone 'pushed the wrong button' to send false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii, governor says

    01/13/2018 12:33:01 PM PST · by Brilliant · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Someone "pushed the wrong button" to send out a false alert to warn of an inbound ballistic missile alarm to Hawaiians, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The incident occurred during an employee shift change, Ige added while speaking with CNN. Cellphones, television, and radio stations received the morning emergency alert, which claimed it was not a drill. Local officials and the U.S. Pacific Command have since confirmed that the emergency alert was sent out in error to residents of the island chain, which recently tested out a Cold War-era nuclear warning siren in response to North Korea's missile and...
  • Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement [Somali citizen; Denmark]

    11/17/2017 5:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 November 2017 16:22 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb. Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark. He was found guilty of making and storing a bomb in the basement of an apartment building on the Peter Fabers Vej residential street in Aarhus. The device was discovered by a resident in the building in October 2016, and the area was closed off for several areas as armed police evacuated the block and arrested Warsame. A bomb disposal unit was...