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April 16, 2013 |
Los Angeles authorities said Tuesday they planned more vigilant security for the foreseeable future in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The violence sparked outrage by some Los Angeles leaders. L.A. Council President Herb Wesson called out those who planted the bombs Tuesday. "I don't know what these monsters believe that they are going to accomplish. But when we have horrific acts of violence like yesterday it only brings us closer as a nation," Wesson said in the L.A. City Council chambers.
April 16, 2013 |
REVERE, Mass. -- A student from Saudi Arabia who was wounded in the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday was caught up in the manhunt for the source of the two bombs. On Monday night, federal agents questioned his roommates and searched his apartment, carrying out bags of evidence. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack The man was considered a “person of interest,” but is no longer under suspicion, said a federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
March 28, 2013 |
Two American stealth bombers flew over South Korea in a practice run to drop dummy munitions, the U.S. military announced Thursday. The unusual announcement is expected to further anger North Korea, which issued threats this month over recently completed U.S.-South Korean military exercises. American forces said the B-2 Spirit bombers were sent Thursday to South Korea from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Their mission “involved flying more than 6,500 miles to the Korean peninsula, dropping inert munitions on the Jik Do Range, and returning to the continental U.S. in a single, continuous mission,” the U.S. Forces Korea said in its statement.
March 26, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A team of eight suicide bombers stormed a police compound in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing five police officers and injuring four others, a provincial police chief said. The attack comes on the second day of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit to Kabul. Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai a second time Tuesday morning after an initial sit-down upon his arrival in the Afghan capital Monday. Kerry and Karzai have been trying to tamp down tensions between the two countries in the wake of Karzai's remarks earlier this month that the U.S. was colluding with the Taliban, a statement that infuriated officials in Washington.
March 18, 2013 |
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber killed four other people and injured at least 33 after rushing into a crowded courtroom in the northwest Pakistan city of Peshawar on Monday and detonating his explosives, police and witnesses said. The attack occurred at a time when Peshawar's main courthouse, a heavily guarded compound in one of the country's most violence-ridden cities, was bustling with lawyers and litigants attending morning hearings. Police said there were two attackers, both wearing suicide explosives vests and armed with handguns.
March 8, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan --A loud explosion struck outside Afghanistan's Defense Ministry in Kabul on Saturday, reportedly killing at least nine civilians in an attack less than a mile from where U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was staying in the capital. Gunshots were heard after the blast, which occurred a day after Hagel arrived in a surprise visit to Kabul. The Associated Press reported that Afghan officials said an apparent suicide attacker on a bicycle hit the main entrance to the Defense Ministry about 9 a.m., killing nine people and wounding several others.
March 5, 2013 |
SEATTLE - A Portland, Ore., man was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday on charges of aiding one of three suicide bombers who conducted a deadly attack near the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service in Lahore in 2009. At least 30 people were killed in the attack, in which armed men sprayed guards with gunfire before sending a van loaded with explosives toward a police building near the provincial headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, one of the most powerful institutions in Pakistan.
February 23, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces foiled an apparent suicide bomber in central Kabul on Sunday morning but attackers struck police and intelligence offices in two other eastern cities, killing three people, officials said. Officers with the National Directorate of Security shot and killed a suicide bomber who was driving a sport-utility vehicle packed with explosives on a road leading to one of the intelligence agency's offices in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, officials said.
February 18, 2013 |
Would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket? Probably not (though I'm willing to give NBA stars and the like an out here). But would you pay $570,000 for a bomber jacket, complete with presidential seal, once worn by John F. Kennedy aboard Air Force One? Ah, as Shakespeare would say, there's the rub. On Sunday, the jacket -- part of a trove of JFK memorabilia owned by the late David Powers, a longtime JFK aide and confidant -- brought more than 10 times its asking price at auction . That's nuts, you say?
February 18, 2013 |
A leather bomber jacket worn by President John F. Kennedy fetched well more than 10 times the asking price at auction, an indication of the fascination the nation still has for the president who ushered in the upbeat era of Camelot after the political doldrums of the 1950s. The jacket, complete with a patch of the presidential seal, was worn by the president and others on Air Force One. It flew out the door Sunday at a price of $570,000 plus the buyer's premium, officials at John McInnis Auctioneers told reporters.