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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Riverside Avenue shut down briefly after bomb scare

A man left a suitcase near a fire department downtown, an fearing it was a bomb, authorities evacuated the building and shut down the roads surrounding it, according to police.


A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Florida Trump supporter charged in chilling mail-bomb plot

A Florida man with a long criminal history was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats who have traded criticism with President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene school evacuated when explosives were found nearby

Ramsey Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene was evacuated Friday afternoon after reports that a person brought a large amount of explosive material to the nearby Coeur d’Alene Police Department.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Man loses hand and suffers other serious injuries after homemade bomb explodes in north Spokane County

A man was seriously injured Monday evening in an explosion while attempting to make a bomb, say Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.


Man explodes small bomb outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …


Authorities discover, detonate bomb left in new restaurant

An unexploded bomb was found in the doorway of a new, unopened downtown restaurant in Idaho.


Authorities discover, detonate bomb left in new restaurant

An unexploded bomb has been found in the doorway of a new, unopened downtown Idaho restaurant.


Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack – or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in …


Blast kills 4 Indian policemen in disputed Kashmir

Police said four officers were killed Saturday when rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir detonated a bomb on a street the officers were patrolling.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding …


Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Investigation underway after homemade bomb discovered outside Lewiston hotel

Authorities are looking for a person responsible for leaving a bomb outside of a hotel in Lewiston, Idaho Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history kills 276

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

U.S. flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South …


Man arrested in London train attack; threat level remains ‘critical’

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Police: Huge WWII-era bomb successfully defused in Frankfurt

Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday.


Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

‘Out for blood’: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Man accused of mailing severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.


10K to be evacuated in Poland while WWII bomb is destroyed

Authorities in eastern Poland have ordered an evacuation of some 10,000 people and the temporary closure of the road to Belarus on Sunday to allow for the removal and destruction …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Bombs found in Montana home after Kansas fugitive’s arrest

Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Colombia: Bombing at mall kills 3, including French woman

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to capture those responsible for detonating a homemade bomb that killed three people, including a French woman, in a busy shopping mall over the …


Idaho woman finds 1938 Nazi explosive in parents’ shed

An Idaho woman said she discovered a Nazi explosive as she was helping her parents clean out their shed.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Series of bombings kill nearly 40 people across Baghdad

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream parlor in central Baghdad and a rush- hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least …


Tillerson says U.S. takes ‘full responsibility’ for leaks during Manchester probes

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the close relationship between U.S. and British intelligence agencies would survive the strain of recent leaks as investigators seek to unravel a suspected …