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Gunmen Shoot Charity Workers

Robbers shot a group of Italian charity workers Sunday in a Zairian wildlife preserve, killing four adults and two children and wounding another adult, their charity group announced. The adults …


Fbi Turns To Academia For Unabomber Leads Agents Hope Professors Will Recognize Writings Of Criminal

The FBI has given copies of a 35,000-word manifesto written by the terrorist known as the Unabomber to dozens of university professors in the hope they can identify the writing …


Police Arrest Suspect In Paris Metro Bombing, See Islamic Links

A Tunisian believed to have links to militant Islamic opposition groups was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Paris subway bombing that killed seven people and injured more than 80, …


French Police Vigilant After Fatal Bombing In Paris

Police patrolled train stations and airports nationwide on Saturday, snarling France’s annual vacation exodus from sweltering cities to the beach and countryside. Many police who would be leaving on vacation …


Algerian Militants Suspected In Paris Subway Blast Police Respond To At Least 41 Bomb Scares

Evidence increasingly points to Algerian militants as the ones behind a deadly subway blast in Paris, a prosecutor said Thursday, as investigators identified bits of what may have been the …


Paris Subway Bomb Kills 4 No One Claims Responsibility; Officials Have Theories, Fears

A powerful bomb ripped through an underground train as it entered a station near Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday, killing four rush-hour passengers and wounding 62 others in an blast so …


Unabomber Link At Oregon Probed Fbi Serves Subpoena To Obtain Subscriber List From Professor

A subscriber list for a radical academic journal published at the University of Oregon has been subpoenaed by a grand jury as part of the Unabomber probe. FBI officials may …


Death Penalty Argued In Bombing Case

Bombing suspect Terry Nichols’ lawyer urged U.S. Attorney Patrick Ryan and Attorney General Janet Reno on Thursday to step aside and let someone else decide whether Nichols should face the …


Two Teenage Hikers Killed In West Bank

Two teenage Israeli hikers were shot to death Tuesday in a scenic West Bank canyon between Jerusalem and Jericho in an attack the army said was carried out by Palestinian …


Kashmiri Rebels Threaten To Kill Western Hostages

Kashmiri insurgents holding five Western hostages, including one American from Spokane, two Britons, a German, and a Norwegian, threatened on Wednesday to kill them if the Indian government does not …


Oklahomans Raise Flags From Half-Staff Oklahoma City Ready To Move Forward After Nation’s Worst Terrorist Attack.

The last public reminder of the evil that this city has faced is gone. In Fourth of July ceremonies, Oklahomans raised their American flags to full-staff Tuesday for the first …


Janitors Again Foil Deadly Gas Attacks One Bomb Could Have Killed 8,800 If Woman Hadn’t Found It

Gas attacks on a rail station and a subway in Tokyo were foiled Tuesday night when cleaners found homemade devices with timers before they were set to go off, news …


Professor Says He Got Terrorist’s Manuscript Cal Psychologist Plans To Respond To Unabomber

University of California psychology professor Tom R. Tyler acknowledged Monday it was he who received a package from the Unabomber last week, said he is glad the serial terrorist was …


Another Hezbollah Leader Killed

A local leader of the Hezbollah guerrillas fighting to drive Israel from southern Lebanon was killed Friday when his booby-trapped car exploded, security sources said. There was no claim of …


Bomber Now Says Threat ‘Just A Prank’ Air Travel, Mail Delivery In California Thrown Into Chaos By Unabomber Letter

FBI’s Jim Freeman gestures at sketch of bomber. Photo by Associated Press


Killing Spree Keeps Karachi Residents Indoors

Militants terrorized Pakistan’s largest city for a fourth day Monday, killing 20 people and threatening weekly protests until their supporters are released from jail. The streets, usually packed with rickshaws, …


Suspected Cultist Disrupts Flight

A Japanese domestic airliner was hijacked Wednesday by at least one man demanding the release of Shoko Asahara, the imprisoned leader of the Aum Supreme Truth cult accused of masterminding …


‘Ordinary Guy’ Caught In Media, Political Cross Fire Arkansas Man Says He’s A Victim As Officials Probe Link Between Robbery Of His Farm, Oklahoma Bomb

First, Roger Moore lost $60,000 in guns, precious metals and cash in November when robbers ransacked his isolated rural home near here. Now, he says, he also has lost his …


Fbi Rules Out Bystander In Bomb Attack John Doe No. 2 Cleared

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Mail Bomb Injured Aide In Tokyo Cult Accused Of Gas Attack Claims Responsibility For Blast

The cult accused of releasing nerve gas in Tokyo’s subway system also sent a mail bomb that maimed a Tokyo governor’s aide, a newspaper reported Sunday. A senior member of …


Colombia Death Toll Rises To 29 Bomb Injures 205, Police Say; Motive For Attack Still Uncertain

Dora Cruz hugs daughter Angela after identifying her brother’s body. Photo by Associated Press


Charges Filed Against Doomsday Cult Leader Conviction Appears Certain In Japan’s ‘Crime Of The Century’

Asahara


Fbi Gives Up Search For Bombing Evidence Statue Of Firefighter Carrying Baby Suggested For Memorial

The FBI ended its search of the rubble from the bombed federal building on Saturday and released the site to its federal caretakers. FBI agent Dan Vogel wouldn’t comment on …


Terry Nichols Won’t Get Bail

Terry Nichols, one of the two men charged with the Oklahoma City bombing, was denied bail Friday by a U.S. judge who ruled that the defendant posed a risk to …


More Arrests Possible In Bombing Officials Defend Case, Saying Complex Probes Take Time

Justice Department officials said Thursday that more arrests were possible in the Oklahoma City bombing, and they rejected suggestions that the investigation had stalled, saying complex conspiracy cases take time. …


Last 3 Bodies Found In Rubble Bomb Victims Believed To Be Credit Union Workers, Customer

An ATF agent stands in the rubble of the federal building. Photo by Associated Press


Clinton Decries Opposition To Laws Against Terrorism He Uses Radio Address To Blast Gop For Blocking Legislation

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Soldier Accused Of Stealing Weapons Data For Cult Japanese Sect Tried To Recruit Military People For Armed Unit

A soldier who belongs to the cult accused of unleashing deadly nerve gas on Tokyo’s subways was arrested Thursday, reportedly on suspicion he stole weapons data from a top defense …


Crews Dig Toward Buried Bodies Scarred Marine Returns For Piece Of Place Where He Nearly Died

Sgt. Paul Cooper and his chunk of history. Photo by Associated Press


James Nichols Released From Jail

James Nichols, the brother of one of the suspects in the Oklahoma bombing, was freed from jail Tuesday, one day after a federal judge rejected prosecutors’ attempts to link him …