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  • North Korea says it has loaded hydrogen bomb into missile

    September 2, 2017 8:27 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula.... more »
  • Car bomb blast in Somalia's capital kills at least 5

    July 30, 2017 12:26 PM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A police officer says a car bomb blast near a police station in Somalia's capital has killed at least five people and wounded at least 13 others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the explosion near Waberi police station along the busy Maka Almukarramah road may have... more »
  • Officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 22

    May 29, 2017 9:13 PM

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22. Hospital and police officials say the attack struck late Monday just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. As families break... more »
  • Video captures 'mother of all bombs' striking ISIS cave network Play Video

    April 14, 2017 8:06 AM

    KABUL - Afghanistan officials say the attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said... more »
  • Oxford-Cambridge boat race to go on after WWII bomb removed

    April 2, 2017 12:29 PM

    LONDON - British police say the hotly contested annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race will proceed as planned after they removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the race on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge in southwest... more »
  • Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    March 25, 2017 1:43 PM

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces. They say the Saturday blast south of the city of el-Arish injured six other policemen.... more »
  • 26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

    February 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country. The car bomb exploded Friday near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria. Footage... more »
  • Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkeley talk canceled after protests get heated

    February 1, 2017 9:47 PM

    BERKELEY, Calif. - A University of California, Berkeley official says a talk by a polarizing Breitbart News editor at the university has been canceled as protesters outside the building where the speech was to have taken place threw smoke bombs and set a fire. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulos says... more »
  • Juvenile arrested for threatening to bomb East Iberville High School

    January 25, 2017 3:33 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A juvenile was arrested on Wednesday after he threatened to bomb East Iberville High and Elementary School. The incident happened around 9 a.m. on Wednesday when a caller stated that he was coming to blow up the school. The students and teachers were evacuated while the... more »
  • Lawmaker reaches plea deal as sex-assault trial set to start

    January 10, 2017 9:22 PM

    DALLAS - A judge has dismissed conservative commentator Glenn Beck as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school. The Dallas Morning News reports state District Judge Maricela Moore on Monday dismissed claims against Beck,... more »
  • Syrian media: Car bomb in Damascus countryside kill 5

    January 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BEIRUT - Syria's state news agency says a car bomb explosion in southwest Damascus has killed at least five people and injured 15 others. The car bomb was detonated Sunday outside Sasa, a village in rural Damascus. Opposition activists said al-Qaida-linked group Fatah al-Sham Front carried out the suicide attack... more »
  • Blast kill 3 in Somali restaurant frequented by soldiers

    January 7, 2017 2:35 PM

    HARGESIA, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed three people, and injured more than 16 others. Captain Mohamed Hussein said a bomb believed to have been concealed in the restaurant often frequented by government soldiers in the Hodan... more »
  • Opposition: Death toll rises to at least 43 in car bomb in rebel-held Syrian border town with Turkey

    January 7, 2017 9:06 AM

    BEIRUT - Syria's opposition activists and rescue workers say at least 15 people were killed when a car bomb went off in a busy market in a Syrian rebel-held town along the Turkish border. The Syrian Civil Defense, a team of first responders, says the initial casualty count shows that... more »
  • Man in Army uniform threatens to bomb Walmart after caught shoplifting

    January 3, 2017 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man, dressed in a U.S. Army uniform, who threatened to bomb a Walmart after he was caught shoplifting Monday. Keyon Pullins, 23, was arrested for theft of goods over $500, terrorizing, impersonation of a veteran and simple burglary.... more »
  • Flight diverted to New York's JFK airport due to bomb threat

    December 12, 2016 11:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a Lufthansa flight has been diverted to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, Monday night when a threat was called in to... more »
  • Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

    November 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing at least four people and injuring nine others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber targeted a police station in Mogadishu's Waberi neighborhood, where President... more »
  • Woman arrested for threatening to bomb hair salon, started fire inside

    November 18, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman has been arrested after she threatened to bomb a hair salon and intentionally started a fire there while people were inside. The incident occurred when 51-year-old Debra Frank Leger went into the Simply Savonote' Beauty Salon on Sept. 10 in the 6100 block of... more »
  • Official says death toll in bomb blast at Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan increases to 45

    November 12, 2016 1:01 PM

    QUETTA, Pakistan - Official says death toll in bomb blast at Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan increases to 45. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. He said rescue efforts were ongoing.... more »
  • Car bomber kills 9 at Tikrit checkpoint

    November 6, 2016 11:18 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - A provincial spokesman says a suicide attack against a security checkpoint north of Baghdad has killed at least nine people. The spokesman for Salahuddin province, Ali al-Hamdani, says the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car during rush hour Sunday morning into the main checkpoint at the southern... more »
  • 17 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey; 27 wounded

    October 9, 2016 11:57 AM

    ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb Sunday outside a military checkpoint in southeast Turkey, killing nine soldiers and eight civilians, the local governor said. Cuneyit Orhan Toprak, governor of Hakkari province where the attack took place, gave the death toll to the private news channel NTV and said... more »
  • NY, NJ bombing suspect in custody after shootout with police

    September 19, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, is now in custody after a shootout with police, sources said. The shootout happened Monday in Linden, New Jersey, a local and federal law enforcement official said. Police have connected... more »
  • FBI: Beaches reopened after pipe bomb blast, probe ongoing

    September 18, 2016 1:00 PM

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - All beaches have reopened in the Jersey Shore town where a pipe bomb exploded shortly before thousands of runners were to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors. Officials won't say if they believe the Saturday afternoon explosion in Seaside Park was... more »
  • Man arrested after bomb squad responded to report of suspicious package

    August 4, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man has been arrested after Baton Rouge Police and a bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package on Hermitage Drive on Thursday morning. Patrick McAdams has been arrested on a terrorizing charge, according to BRPD. Police said a suspicious package was... more »
  • Man with guns, explosives said he wanted to harm California gay pride parade

    June 12, 2016 8:28 PM

    SANTA MONICA, CA - The apparent Facebook page of a heavily armed man who told police he was headed to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade is full of pictures of himself with his car and includes opinioned political posts. But it shows no enmity for gays or membership in... more »
  • Shoppers evacuated after reported bomb threat at Port Allen Walmart

    June 5, 2016 4:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Workers and shoppers were briefly evacuated from the Port Allen Walmart Sunday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene say the evacuation happened after a bomb threat was made. Port Allen Police responded to the scene and blocked the entrance to the building. Workers at a nearby... more »
  • Belgian authorities hunt Brussels bombing suspect

    March 23, 2016 8:21 AM

    BRUSSELS- Belgian authorities searched Wednesday for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers, amid growing suggestions that the bombings of the Brussels airport and subway were the work of the same Islamic State cell that attacked Paris last year. The European Union's capital awoke under... more »
  • White House casts doubt on N. Korea claims of hydrogen bomb test

    January 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. government's early analysis of underground activity in North Korea "is not consistent" with that country's claim of having conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test. Spokesman Josh Earnest also says nothing has happened to change the U.S. government's assessment of North Korea's technical... more »
  • UN's Ban condemns North Korea's nuclear announcement

    January 6, 2016 11:06 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations secretary-general is condemning North Korea's announcement of its latest nuclear test, calling it "profoundly destabilizing for regional security." Ban Ki-moon demands that Pyongyang cease any further nuclear activities and meet its obligations for "for verifiable denuclearization." Ban spoke to reporters shortly before the... more »
  • No injuries after bomb set off at La. ranch

    December 21, 2015 6:51 PM

    BENTON, La. - A north Louisiana woman whose bedroom was bombed says she's horrified by the action but feels sorry for the arrested man. Tracy Hewlett owns Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center with her husband. Their maintenance worker, Douglas Holley, faces charges in the Saturday blast. On Monday, Hewlett said... more »
  • Couple thrown off bed by bomb at horse farm

    December 21, 2015 12:39 PM

    BENTON - A law enforcement official says the owners of a Louisiana horse farm were sent flying from their bed to the floor by a bomb in the crawl space, but they walked away uninjured. Bossier Parish sheriff's spokesman Bill Davis said Monday that deputies have arrested a maintenance worker,... more »
  • Georgia teacher asks 13-year-old Muslim student if she has a bomb

    December 12, 2015 3:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirizak Aden said the teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stopped his 13-year-old daughter, who wears a hijab, and asked if she... more »
  • 3 arrested after bomb scare at Lafourche school

    December 1, 2015 5:24 PM

    THIBODAUX - Three students at Central Lafourche High School are in custody after a bomb scare at the school. Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Public Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews said the arrests Tuesday came after the school was placed on lockdown when a note was found in a... more »
  • IS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

    November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

    CAIRO - The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board. The picture was published in the latest issue of the extremist group's English-language magazine,... more »
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    October 20, 2015 6:24 PM

    DALLAS - The family of a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced they're moving to the Middle East for him to attend school there. Ahmed Mohamed's family said in a statement... more »
  • 'Bomb' on social media leads to arrest

    October 13, 2015 11:22 AM

    B ATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man after he made threatening phone calls and videos where he claimed to have explosive devices. Authorities say Dean Hebert, 35, called a man and left a voicemail saying it was 'a great day to die.' Hebert also visited the victim's workplace and... more »
  • White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

    September 16, 2015 3:59 PM

    IRVING, Texas - The White House says a 14-year-old Muslim boy was "failed" by his Texas teachers who thought a clock made by the teen was possibly a bomb. White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment." Earnest's comments followed a... more »
  • Muslim boy, 14, arrested for making clock mistaken for bomb

    September 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Police detained a 14-year-old Muslim boy in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday. ... more »
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot

    July 28, 2015 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in... more »
  • Beach evacuated following 'boom'

    July 11, 2015 2:15 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated as authorities investigate reports from beachgoers of a boom in the sand that knocked a woman into a rock wall. State Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman Rayne Maguire tells the Providence Journal the woman was taken to a hospital from... more »
  • 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    May 4, 2015 9:01 AM

    GARLAND, TX - Police in Garland, Texas, say two men had opened fire with assault rifles on officers outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Officer Joe Harn said Monday the men, killed by security officers, also had more ammunition. He said investigators searched... more »
  • Woman wanted for bomb threat at Fairwood Library

    March 7, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are looking for a woman who threatened having a bomb strapped onto her inside Fairwood Library this afternoon. The report came in around 12:10 p.m. at the branch location on 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. Police say the woman fled the... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

    August 8, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW DELHI - The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. President Barack... more »
  • Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage kills 3

    August 3, 2014 11:19 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb hidden in piles of garbage detonated in the Somali capital, killing three street cleaners. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomb was detonated Sunday by remote control as women tried to remove bags of rubbish from a street corner. Seven women... more »

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