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Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

The memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is complete. Three stone pillars representing the three victims who died at the race’s Boylston Street finish line were installed early Monday, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Triple murderer implicated in Spokane City Hall bombing to be first man executed as a result of new federal directive

The death sentence handed down to Danny Lewis Lee, a white supremacist who was implicated in the bombing of Spokane City Hall in 1996, was for a triple murder that …


2 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill at least 290 in Sri Lanka

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka.


Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

More than 200 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo on …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

U.S. confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A U.S. military spokesman confirms that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Afghan official: 14 killed in bombing at candidate rally

A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing …


Bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills 14, wounds 33

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.


Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Syria bomb kills 2 coalition troops, including an American

A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, including an American, and wounded five others in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Fourth explosion in three weeks injures 2 in Austin; cause unclear

AUSTIN, Texas – At least two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the …


Bolivian government says Carnival bomb killed 4, hurt 10

A bomb caused an explosion that killed four people and wounded 10 during Carnival celebrations, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday.


British police charge 18-year-old over London subway bombing

British police on Friday charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week’s bomb attack on the London subway.


Blast at cement factory in southern Pakistan kills 5 people

Pakistani police say an accidental explosion at a cement factory in the country’s south has killed at least five people.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Hundreds run in charity race marred last year by bombing

Hundreds of runners came out Saturday for a Marine Corps charity race on the New Jersey shore, a race run without incident one year after pipe bomb detonated at the …


Trump: London bombing is reason to expand U.S. travel ban

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Friday for a “tougher and more specific” U.S. travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. In a flurry of early-morning …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

U.K. threat level raised to ‘critical’ after subway bombing

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another …


At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital

Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshipers killed and another …


Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen’s capital

Saudi-led coalition fighter jets rained bombs on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Friday levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single …


Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

An extremist cell in northeastern Spain was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed …


Suburbs of Syrian capital heavily bombarded, say activists

Pro-government forces intensified their assault on the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said Tuesday, a day after rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers.


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 …


Afghan official says explosion inside mosque kills 20

An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police bust teen gambling gang

Eight newsboys, ages 13 to 18, were nabbed on gambling and liquor charges. Detectives, apparently acting on a tip, went to the the room of one of the boys in …


British teen jailed for plotting London bomb attack

A British teenager has been sentenced to at least 16


Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria

At least 15 people were killed in an airstrike in eastern Syria on Wednesday, activists said, in the second attack in three days reported to kill civilians in the Islamic …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

ISIS claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike – but video evidence suggests otherwise

The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Belgian authorities said they foiled a “terror attack” Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks …


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 …