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Car Bombs Triple and Suicide Bombings Rise by One-Third Worldwide

Civilian deaths due to improvised explosive devices have increased by 70 percent over the past three years, with more than 53,000 people killed or injured globally between 2011 and 2013.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 READ MORE



AP/Tony Gutierrez

Texas Plant Had 270 Tons of Explosive Material, Was Not Being Monitored for Safety

The Department of Homeland Security monitors fertilizer plants with at least 400 pounds of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate. But apparently, it wasn’t even aware that the West, Texas, plant that exploded Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and obliterating a small town in the process, even existed.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Massachusetts Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Pentagon, Capitol

A Massachusetts man was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday on suspicion of planning an attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled airplanes loaded with explosives. (more)

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 READ MORE



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American Officials Enjoy Lives Without Shame

Three recent news headlines illustrate how shameless some American officials have become when it comes to breaking the rules or messing up and pretending that everything is still OK. They also prove that in modern America, it’s possible for screwups to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Magic Bomb Wand Would Be Funny if It Didn’t Kill People

What’s wrong with a $60,000 wand that can detect explosives and truffles from up to a kilometer away? Nothing, if it works. The U.S. military, technicians, journalists and people with eyes have been trying to get Iraqi officials to see reason, but that doesn’t bother one Gen. Jabiri, who says ... (Continued)

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 READ MORE


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whitehouse.gov

Airport Security Fails to Catch Bomb Components

While the rest of us have been struggling to survive air travel without our precious liquids and gels, federal investigators managed to sneak liquid explosives and detonators through airport security, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007 READ MORE


Weekly Video Roundup

Our collection of favorite videos this week includes Sen. Chuck Schumer nailing the Bush administration on the firing of U.S. attorneys, the Discovery Channel drooling over a weapon that kills Americans, and “The Simpsons” dressing down Fox News.

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


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abc.net.au

Judge Throws Out Terror Case

A judge in Pakistan has dropped the terrorism charges against one of the alleged leaders of the London airline bomb plot. Britain, undeterred by the ruling in favor of Rashid Rauf, says it will move ahead with its case against co-conspiracy suspects in its custody.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Randi Rhodes

Nuclear Showdown in Nevada

The government will detonate a massive amount of conventional explosives to figure out the math on a tactical nuclear weapon—perhaps to be used on Iran, warns Air America host Randi Rhodes.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


Suicide Bombers Kill 57 in Iraq

The carnage continues—this time near a Sunni prayer service.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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