July 29, 2011 |
A possible terrorist plot against military personnel at Ft. Hood in Texas was disrupted with the arrest of an Army private who had purchased ammunition and bomb-making materials in preparation for such an attack, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a 21-year-old Texas native who had successfully argued that he was a conscientious objector whose Muslim faith would not allow him to deploy to Afghanistan, was arrested at a motel Wednesday by Killeen, Texas, police after his purchase of gunpowder at a local gun store aroused employees' suspicion.
February 15, 2006 |
VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney accidentally shot documentary filmmaker Michael Moore yesterday as Moore was walking out of a Manhattan Denny's. A spokesperson for the vice president said that it was a "complete accident" and that Cheney felt "horrible." The White House released a statement saying that the shooting was "just bad timing. Vice President Cheney, who is well-versed in firearms safety, was merely sitting in a shrub, wearing camouflage, outside of a Denny's frequented by Mr. Moore."
February 26, 2003 |
In an unusual burst of campus violence, homemade bombs exploded in cafeterias at China's two most prestigious universities during lunchtime Tuesday, injuring nine people, according to police and university officials. The incidents occurred 90 minutes apart on campuses separated by just hundreds of yards. There were no immediate claims of responsibility.
October 27, 2002 |
Gunpowder was found on a ship seized in the Croatian port of Rijeka after authorities received a tip that the vessel could be transporting Yugoslav military supplies to Iraq, Croatian authorities said. Police said the explosive materials in 14 containers stored on the ship could be used in mortars, artillery shells and rockets. Croatian officials have refused to give details about the seizure of the Boka Star, which is owned by a businessman from the Yugoslav republic of Montenegro.
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July 6, 2002
Manual Arts High School was locked down two hours Friday and a building evacuated, after a student poured gunpowder from fireworks into a bottle, officials said. A security guard saw the student making the device outside a classroom, said Ed Robillard, the principal. The teenager and bottle were taken to the administration building, which was evacuated after the LAPD bomb squad was called. The student was arrested.
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September 29, 2001 |
Gunpowder residue was found on the hands of both Socorro Caro and her doctor husband, Xavier, a forensic criminalist testified during the woman's murder trial Friday. Defense attorneys may use the testimony to bolster their argument that Socorro Caro was not responsible for the shooting deaths of her sons, Joey, 11, Michael, 8, and Christopher, 5. They allege that Xavier Caro was responsible for the boys' deaths and then framed his wife, who was found with a near-fatal gunshot wound to her head.