The suspect in last week’s deadly shooting rampage at a crowded Colorado movie theater booby trapped his apartment with more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gasoline, a law enforcement official briefed the news media. The sophisticated set up at the sparsely furnished Aurora home of James E. Holmes was meant to […]
In her May 25 “class day” speech to graduating seniors at Harvard, comedian Amy Poehler joked that postcollege life is like “a heist that requires good drivers, an explosives expert, a hot girl who doubles as a master of disguise.” The line got some chuckles, but it also struck a nerve.
An elaborate publicity stunt by a Swedish mobile phone company involving a faked meteorite strike in a Latvian meadow has provided a new case study on how a marketing campaign can backfire. Metz said Tuesday that IEDs are “much more primitive in Afghanistan” because they use “less military munitions and more homemade explosives.” But he said that although the military has been able to disarm many IEDs, the big challenge going forward is detecting devices using tiny wires.
A man wearing an explosives-laden belt blew himself up during a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing or wounding at least 60 people, local media said.
Several people who traveled from New York to Pakistan last year with a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack have since returned to the United States, sources close to the investigation told CNN. A grand jury has been in session in New York in the last week as further charges are considered in the expanding terror investigation, CNN learned.
Investigators are looking for about a dozen more people in connection with a wide-ranging terror investigation that has already netted arrests in Colorado and New York City, a source familiar with the investigation said Tuesday. Federal agents arrested three men late Saturday in connection with what the Justice Department has said was a plot to detonate bombs in the United States
A car bomb was found Friday parked outside the home of a state governor in India’s troubled northeast, police said. It was later detonated
Some Democrats say they fear their party’s method of picking a nominee might turn undemocratic as neither presidential candidate is likely to gather the delegates needed for the nomination. Federal agents searched Najibullah Zazi’s apartment and another home in the same Denver suburb on Wednesday in connection with the terrorism probe, which emerged Monday with a series of raids in the New York borough of Queens.
British prosecutors are seeking a retrial for three defendants in an airline bomb plot after a jury was unable to reach a verdict. The three men were among eight defendants recently on trial in a plot to blow up planes on flights between Britain and North America.
Pirates hijacked a British-owned bulk carrier Saturday in the Indian Ocean, but NATO forces stopped an attack on another vessel in the Gulf of Aden hours earlier, NATO maritime authorities said. The UK cargo ship, the MV Ariana, was carrying 35,000 tons of soya about 250 nautical miles (287 miles) northwest of the Seychelles when it was seized around dawn.