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April 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Cousin Anthony says he's sorry. The outspoken baker on TLC's "Cake Boss" - full name Anthony Bellifemine - has backed down after he posted a tweet on Monday, just after the Boston bombings, that blamed foreign-born "animals" for "attacking us. " "We even pay for them to go to school hows that!," @cousinanthony ranted. The message was quickly denounced online, including by some of Bellifemine's 25,000 followers. He attacked one critic for her "typical liberal attitude. " PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Although President Obama has called the Boston bombs "an act of terrorism," it is unclear who's responsible and the investigation is ongoing.  By Tuesday afternoon, Bellifemine had reconsidered the situation.
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March 19, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Heavily armed Egyptian forces swooped down Wednesday on a suspected militant arms cache and bomb factory, triggering a firefight that left two high-ranking military officers dead, officials and state media said. At least five insurgents were also killed in the hours-long shootout north of Cairo and four others were arrested, the Interior Ministry said. Officials said the hideout belonged to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, an armed Islamist group that has carried out a number of sophisticated attacks in recent months.
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April 19, 2013 | By David Horsey
Usually, it would be best to ignore conspiracy-mongers such as Alex Jones and not reward him and his angry gaggle of paranoiac followers with any sort of attention. But, in a week when thoughts of the dead and maimed victims of the Boston Marathon bombings weigh heavy on the hearts and minds of most Americans, it is worth pointing out what a worthless waste of skin and bones Jones and his minions happen to be.  Nearly as soon as I heard about the bombings on Monday, I was certain that somewhere in the nutty right-wing blogosphere someone was already concocting a storyline that would blame the crime on President Obama and the federal government.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
The idea seemed crazy at first: More than 500 knitters from 25 countries, hunkered down in their far-flung corners of the world, feverishly crafting granny squares - 14,000 of them altogether. Then, on a bright morning last May, knitters here affixed metal grids of these cushy yarn squares to the exterior of the Craft & Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard, turning the building into a giant, multicolored tea cozy. The 2013 project, "CAFAM Granny Squared," was an urban installation from the knit graffiti collective Yarn Bombing Los Angeles.
WORLD
February 17, 2013 | By Ned Parker
BAGHDAD - A string of bombings in Shiite Muslim neighborhoods in eastern Baghdad left as many as two dozen people dead and reflected Iraq's heightened sectarian tensions in the wake of nearly two months of Sunni protests. The bombs went off around 11 a.m., with three explosions in the Shiite slum of Sadr City and three in other nearby neighborhoods. Preliminary news reports put the death toll at 21 to 28, with more than 100 wounded. The attacks were the deadliest this month in the nation's capital and came amid anti-government demonstrations in Sunni regions of the country that began in late December.
NATIONAL
October 2, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with carrying out the April bombings at the Boston Marathon, disposed of key evidence after the attack by "discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones," according to an internal memo approved by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and made public Wednesday. The memo, written to the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to justify the imposition of harsh detention restrictions on Tsarnaev, also said he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, "made additional bombs" after the lethal blasts and convinced others to "attempt to destroy evidence related to the attack.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders reflected with grief on the tragic loss of life in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, but had few immediate answers as to the nature of the attack. The flag over the U.S. Capitol was at half staff and there were signs of increased security on the grounds Tuesday. House Speaker John A. Boehner said words can't express the “sorrow” lawmakers feel for the families that lost loved ones and for those who were wounded. The attack was a reminder “of just how vulnerable” we are, he said, “in this era of what I'll call modern warfare.” “We don't know who perpetrated this or for what reasons, but I'm confident that we'll get to the bottom of it,” he said at a news conference.
WORLD
April 16, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Both allies and opponents of the United States expressed horror at the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, as sympathetic statements emerged from Canada to China on Tuesday. Iran denounced the attacks as part of a scourge that should be prevented “irrespective of wherever they occur,” its Foreign Ministry told state news media. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that although some governments may believe that supporting terrorists can benefit them, “the evil phenomenon of terrorism will harm all, and all should rise to counter it,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - The CIA, Justice Department and Homeland Security Department have launched a high level internal review of whether intelligence was mishandled prior to the bombings of the Boston Marathon, officials said. President Obama told a White House news conference that the review would seek to answer whether “additional things… could have been done” and that “might have prevented” the two bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 on April 15. “We want to go back and we want to review every step that was taken,” Obama said.
WORLD
July 11, 2010 | From Times Wire Services
Bomb blasts ripped through two separate bars packed with soccer fans watching the World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala late Sunday, killing dozens of people, including an American, police said Monday. The deadliest attack occurred at a rugby club as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands on a large-screen TV outdoors. The second blast took place at an Ethiopian restaurant, where at least three Americans were wounded. "At this moment we can confirm that one American has been killed," U.S. Embassy public affairs officer Joan Lockard said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
A San Joaquin County community college student arrested near the Canadian border for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to fight with al Qaeda had boasted of a plot to bomb the subway in Los Angeles, according to a federal affidavit. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, near Lodi, Calif., was arrested early Monday as the bus he was on neared the U.S.-Canadian border in Blaine, Wash. He was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club" was greeted over the weekend with disastrous box office and horrible reviews. Most networks that had been planning to base a series on the film might be having second thoughts about those plans after seeing the evidence that the movie not only tanked with Perry's core audience, but marked his worst showing ever at the box office. But OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, isn't most networks. Perry apparently can do whatever he wants at OWN, with Winfrey's blessing.
WORLD
March 14, 2014 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt to open peace talks with insurgents. In the provincial capital of Peshawar, near the northeastern tribal areas that border Afghanistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a bustling market on the city's outskirts as worshipers were gathering for prayers.
WORLD
March 14, 2014 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Aoun Sahi
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Bombs exploded in bustling sections of two troubled Pakistani cities Friday, leaving at least 19 people dead in the latest round of violence to mar government efforts to initiate peace talks with insurgents. In Peshawar, near the northeastern tribal areas that border Afghanistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a market on the city's outskirts as worshipers were gathering for prayers. Nine people were killed and 30 injured, police and hospital officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ari Bloomekatz
FBI officials are hoping that a $250,000 reward may lead to the capture of a  suspected domestic terrorist -- wanted for three bombings in Northern California -- who they believe may be hiding in Hawaii. Authorities are combing Hawaii's Big Island and focusing on the Puna and Pahoa communities south of Hilo on the island's eastern edge, where animal rights activist Daniel Andreas San Diego may be hiding, FBI officials said. A federal arrest warrant was issued for San Diego, 36, in October 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A suspected domestic terrorist wanted for three bombings in Northern California may be hiding in Hawaii, the FBI announced Wednesday. Authorities are combing Hawaii's Big Island and focusing on the Puna and Pahoa communities south of Hilo on the island's eastern edge, where animal rights activist Daniel Andreas San Diego may be hiding, FBI officials said. San Diego, 36, is accused of detonating two bombs on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in August 2003 and of setting off a bomb with nails strapped to it at a nutritional products company in Pleasanton a month later.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Laura J. Nelson
BOSTON - After two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, life in a grieving city showed signs of returning to normal Tuesday. Commuters donned suits and headed to work. Children with backpacks left for school. Trains clattered toward the city center. And yet everything had changed. Soldiers stood at attention inside MBTA train stations. National Guardsmen checked IDs of people who live near the blast site. And vigils, signs and barricades across the city served as constant reminders of Monday's events.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al Qaeda members as the self-confessed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, scanned a list of tall buildings and crossed out the World Trade Center towers weeks after hijackers had destroyed them.  Now, Badat was ready to carry out Al Qaeda's next big mission, a plan to down two U.S. jetliners using bombs hidden in shoes.
WORLD
March 9, 2014 | By Henry Chu
MADRID - Reminders of her son hang close to Pilar Manjon's heart. There's the necklace she wears with his name, Daniel, and the golden pendant bearing his first initial. A locket holds a tiny snapshot of his handsome face, smiling with the promise of a life that was abruptly cut short, along with scores of others, a decade ago in the deadliest Islamic terrorist attack on European soil. Daniel, 20, was heading into downtown Madrid the morning of March 11, 2004, when a series of bombs exploded within minutes aboard four packed commuter trains.
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