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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017

At least 22 dead following ‘terrorist incident’ at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concertgoers late Monday after a performance in the English city of Manchester, …


IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted a police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded …


Army says bomb kills 4 soldiers in southwest Pakistan

The Pakistani army says a roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a southwestern town near the Iranian border.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon announced, using the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat.


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Teen asylum-seeker ID’d as suspect in Norway explosive case

A 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Norway’s capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities …


Bomb in Egypt Nile Delta city kills 1 policeman, injures 15

A bomb blast that targeted a police training facility in Egypt’s Nile Delta on Saturday killed one policeman and wounded 15, including 12 other policemen, the Interior Ministry and hospital …


100 years ago in Spokane: Decade-old murder mystery solved when convict who escaped two federal prisons shot by Spokane fire captain

The shooting of Walter Layman at the hands of a jealous husband in Spokane set in motion an investigation revealed a far deeper mystery – one that “would make a …


American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs

Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.


Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village

A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Bomb blast kills 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main …


Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London

Britain’s Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.


Investigation of Kevin Harpham’s 2011 planned MLK March bombing in Spokane turned terrorism into an FBI case study

Hundreds of marchers gathered in downtown Spokane on the morning of Jan. 17, 2011, for speeches and a show of solidarity as part of the the Martin Luther King Jr. …


Fox, Glenn Beck, others off the hook in ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed defamation suit

The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against …


Puyallup authorities investigate after bomb remnants found in car

Authorities temporarily evacuated part of a Puyallup hospital and called in a bomb squad to search a vehicle after a man showed up in the emergency room with a severe …


Germans must leave home Christmas morning as WWII bomb is defused

More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War …


Car bomb in Turkey kills 13 soldiers and wounds dozens of people

An explosion in central Turkey tore through a bus carrying off-duty soldiers early Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack targeting Turkey’s security …


Police: Package bomb targeted man in Philadelphia apartment

A package bomb exploded in a downtown apartment early Tuesday after a man who apparently thought the manila envelope contained an inhaler opened it, police said. The victim was hospitalized …


Death toll at 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.


Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers

Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country’s police chief said Sunday.


Homeless man hailed as a hero after reporting backpack bombs in New Jersey

Lee Parker still pictures the explosion that could have happened if he had dropped the backpack he took from a garbage can on Sunday night while a friend bought beer.


29 injured in explosion in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood

NEW YORK (AP) – Police and firefighters are at the scene of a possible explosion in New York City.


Taliban bombs kill 24 in Afghanistan

Two bomb blasts claimed by the Taliban killed at least 24 people outside the Afghan Defense Ministry Monday.