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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tsarnaevs Might’ve Had Help In Boston Marathon Attack, Prosecutors Say

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the Tsarnaev brothers may have received help in building the two bombs that exploded at last year’s Boston Marathon, although they did not identify any potential suspects except to suggest the pair were inspired by al-Qaida operatives overseas. In court papers, prosecutors […]

May 22, 2014

Explosions Kill 31 At Market In China’s Troubled Xinjiang Region

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Two explosive-laden cars plowed into a crowded morning market in Urumqi on Thursday, leaving 31 people dead and 94 injured in the deadliest in a spate of terrorist attacks in China. The attack took place about 8 a.m. outside the People’s Park, which was crowded with senior […]

May 22, 2014

Minnesota Teen Is Charged With Plot To Go On School Rampage

By Pat Pheifer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — A Waseca, Minn., teenager who idolized the Columbine High School shooters plotted to murder his parents and sister, then go on a rampage through Waseca’s junior high and high school, setting off pressure cooker bombs, throwing Molotov cocktails and gunning down fleeing students, according to criminal charges filed […]

May 2, 2014

Pair Of Car Bombs Explode In Syrian City Of Homs

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported. The state news agency blamed the attacks on “terrorists,” the government’s standard description […]

April 9, 2014

Government Suspects Terrorists Looking To Implant Bombs in Humans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is warning airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks. There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. has shared this information with executives at domestic and international carriers. The Transportation Security Administration says that people traveling to […]

July 6, 2011

Afghan Civilian Deaths Skyrocketing

Despite what some believe to be measured progress on a military front in Afghanistan, the Taliban–and the multi-pronged conflict roiling the region–is taking a huge toll on the civilian population: Buried bombs killed 30 Afghan civilians in a 48-hour span in the latest grim illustration of the dangers faced by noncombatants as the season’s fighting […]

July 2, 2011