February 13, 2014 |
A Tennessee man was charged Thursday in the killing of his mother-in-law and father-in-law after a bomb exploded at their home this week, officials said. Richard Parker, 49, was being held in lieu of $1-million bond after being arrested at his home Thursday, officials said. A special Wilson County grand jury was convened and indicted him on charges of first-degree murder and premeditated murder in the Monday bombing. Jon Setzer, 74, a retired lawyer who reportedly handled bankruptcy cases, died when the blast blew out several windows of his home in Lebanon, Tenn.
February 13, 2014 |
When Omar Naasir wants a restful night's sleep in Aleppo, he says, he stays as close as possible to the front line of the ongoing clashes between Syrian rebel and government forces. Farther back in his rebel-controlled neighborhood, Naasir says, the risk of death greatly increases because of the barrel bombs and other explosives raining down daily amid the government's bombardment campaign. "Between us and the regime army is sometimes less than 100 meters, so they don't drop barrel bombs there so they don't strike their positions," he said via Skype, referring to the deadly oil drums filled with TNT. "With barrel bombs, there is a feeling of paralysis that is indescribable," said the former peace activist turned rebel.
February 7, 2014 |
MOSCOW -- A man claiming to have a bomb aboard a discount Turkish airline flight from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov to Istanbul reportedly demanded that the plane divert to Sochi, the southern Russian resort where the Winter Olympic Games officially opened Friday. News agencies in Istanbul said the man was of Ukrainian nationality and had been subdued after the Pegasus Airlines jet landed at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. It remained unclear whether the incident was in any way related to Islamic militant threats to attack the Olympic venue to discredit Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has made hosting the prestigious Games a top priority.
February 1, 2014 |
BEIRUT - A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country. An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria took responsibility for Saturday's attack in the Lebanese town of Hermel. The blast came a day after Syrian peace talks ended in Geneva with no tangible results. Heavy fighting and bombardment were reported on several fronts in Syria, including the northern city of Aleppo, the suburbs of Damascus, the capital, and the southern province of Dara.
January 30, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors announced today they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with last year's Boston Marathon bombing, saying in federal court papers that the attack that killed three people and injured hundreds of others was committed in an “especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner.” It marks the first time the Obama administration will attempt to execute an accused terrorist in a federal court...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement Friday that began simply: "Harbor Station had an eventful day yesterday. " At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said a man walked into the station and said he had a bomb in his truck that he wanted to turn over to authorities. "He says he found it and wanted to be a good Samaritan," said Sgt. Jerry Davila. "I don't know where he found it, but like I said, he was trying to be a good Samaritan with it. " The station was temporarily evacuated and the parking lot shut down for a couple of hours while a bomb squad investigated what the man had brought.