April 15, 2013 |
BOSTON--- Two bombs shattered the celebratory mood of the Boston Marathon Monday, turning the finish line into a zone of carnage that left at least three dead and more than 130 injured. The explosions hours into the 117th running of the iconic 26.2-mile race came well after the elite runners had finished, but near the time when the bulk of the about 27,000 runners were laboring toward the finish line. Two bombs hundreds of yards apart went off within seconds of each other on what was also Patriots Day. Dazed and bloodied victims walked around seeking help as officials rushed to their aid, taking them to one of the medical tents that dot any marathon route.
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October 9, 2009 |
By all appearances, Rebecca Kuzelka used her home to operate a child day-care business on a quiet, tree-lined street in Lake Elsinore. But a different picture of the 55-year-old mother emerged after her home was rocked by an explosion late Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, deputies arrested Kuzelka and her son Grey Kuzelka, 21, on suspicion of using their home to make bombs and grow marijuana. Another son, Benjamin Kuzelka, 23, injured his hand in the explosion and was hospitalized.
April 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Investigators believe that the two homemade bombs used in the Boston Marathon blasts were triggered by long-range remote controls for toy cars. A joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin sent to state and local law enforcement Tuesday night said the bombs likely included components taken from remote-controlled toy cars, and were more sophisticated than previously believed. After combing the blast sites on Boylston Street for evidence, investigators have finished a preliminary reconstruction of the bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 runners and bystanders near the finish line of the Patriots Day race on April 15. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack “Based on preliminary analysis of recovered evidence, each device likely incorporated an electrical fusing system using components from remote control toy cars such as a transmitter and receiver pair operating at 2.4 GHz, an electronic speed control used as the switch mechanism and sub-C rechargeable battery packs at the power source,” read the bulletin, according to an official.
October 28, 2009 |
Reporting from Twentynine Palms Marine Base, Calif. -- As Marines train to deploy to war zones, there is daily discussion about how to detect and disarm the buried roadside bombs that are the No. 1 killer of Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military researchers have found that two groups of personnel are particularly good at spotting anomalies: those with hunting backgrounds, who traipsed through the woods as youths looking to bag a deer or turkey; and those who grew up in tough urban neighborhoods, where it is often important to know what gang controls which block.
May 1, 2013 |
Three additional arrests have been made in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing case, Boston police said Wednesday. The three who were detained were not immediately identified but were taken into custody by the FBI, police said. Investigators have been looking into whether other people conspired with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers who allegedly detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Following the announcement of the arrests, the Boston Police Department said in a tweet: “Please be advised there is no threat to the public.” PHOTOS: Boston Marathon bombing Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when the bombs exploded near the marathon finish line.
April 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The FBI has found female DNA on at least one of the two homemade bombs detonated during the Boston Marathon on April 15, complicating the task of identifying how and where the deadly devices were constructed. The presence of genetic material does not necessarily mean a woman helped build the pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, said a law enforcement official, who discussed the discovery on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
July 22, 2013 |
Four unarmed bombs jettisoned by U.S. fighter jets in an emergency action last week have settled in relatively shallow water 18 miles from Bell Cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, reportedly posing no imminent threat to navigation or the 1,200-mile-long reef that is the world's largest organic construction. But the 2,000 pounds of inert explosive devices at the edge of the World Heritage Site have upset environmentalists and guardians of marine resources who see the accident during U.S.-Australian military exercises as the latest indignity to which the reef has been subjected.
January 24, 1997 |
Both bombs that exploded outside an Atlanta abortion clinic last week were made of dynamite, which is regulated and not often found in amateur bombs, federal law enforcement officials said. Each bomb may have contained 10 to 20 sticks of dynamite, these officials said on condition of anonymity. Legal buyers of dynamite are required to get a federal permit to transport it between states. The presence of "high-grade commercial dynamite" was reported by CBS News, citing unidentified sources.
February 11, 2007 |
Two pipe bombs sent late last month to offices in Kansas City may be linked to a suspect who has been sending increasingly threatening letters to financial institutions since at least 2005. Officials have suggested in both cases that the devices were not working bombs that could have exploded. The devices appear to be a sign that the suspect, who calls himself "The Bishop," may be closer to sending live bombs, said Fred Burton, a counterterrorism expert.