Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center

Prosecutors said that Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, had also boasted that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when Trump supporters stormed the building.

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MOVE Bombing Bones, Believed to Have Been Discarded, Are Found in Storage

City officials said that remains from the 1985 bombing, which were believed to have been cremated without the family’s permission, had apparently been saved in a box in storage.

#black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa

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Philadelphia Health Chief Resigns Over Cremation of Remains From MOVE Bombing

The revelation that unidentified remains from at least one of the victims of a 1985 police bombing had been discarded without regard to the family’s wishes touched off fresh waves of pain and anger.

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Village Caught in Czech-Russia Spy Case Just Wants Things to Stop Blowing Up

Was a huge blast at a Czech weapons depot sabotage by Russian spies? The villagers where it happened aren’t sure, but they do know they only want to watch James Bond films, not live inside one.

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Russian Spy Unit Investigated for Links to Bulgarian Explosions

The probe will look at whether Unit 29155, an elite group of Russian intelligence operatives, is connected to a series of blasts at ammunition depots over the past 10 years.

#bombs-and-explosives, #bulgaria, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gebrev-emilian, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia, #sabotage-crime, #skripal-sergei-v, #ukraine, #unit-29155-russian-intelligence-group

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Man Charged in Bomb Plot Targeting Amazon Data Center

Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia, prosecutors said.

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Blasts Hit Military Barracks in Equatorial Guinea

Many people were feared injured when a succession of explosions rocked the Central African nation.

#bombs-and-explosives, #civilian-casualties, #equatorial-guinea, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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3 Wichita Officers Hurt in ‘Possible Explosion,’ Officials Say

The officers were checking on a vacant home when they were injured by “a possible explosion from an unknown device,” the police said.

#attacks-on-police, #bombs-and-explosives, #wichita-kan

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Police in Malta Say Arrests Are Complete in Journalist’s 2017 Murder

The force’s commissioner said everyone believed to be involved in the car bombing that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia was in custody. But a motive remains unclear.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bombs-and-explosives, #caruana-galizia-daphne, #malta, #muscat-joseph-1974

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Celebratory Cannon Salute at Baby Shower Ends in Death, Police Say

The authorities are trying to determine why a device exploded, hurling shrapnel into a Michigan backyard.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #michigan, #parties-social, #social-media

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Assadollah Assadi, Iranian Envoy, Found Guilty in France Bomb Plot

A court in Belgium sentenced Assadollah Assadi, an envoy based in Vienna, to 20 years in prison for his role in a thwarted attack on a group that seeks to overthrow the Iranian leadership.

#assadi-assadollah, #belgium, #bombs-and-explosives, #decisions-and-verdicts, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #iran, #mujahedeen-khalq, #rajavi-maryam, #targeted-killings, #terrorism

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Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views

Officials said no one was injured in the attack. The church had been the target of protests over its messages against women, Jews, L.G.B.T.Q. people and the Black Lives Matter movement.

#baptist-churches, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #discrimination, #first-works-baptist-church-el-monte-calif, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-county-calif, #mejia-bruce-pastor, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Teenager Killed After Hand Grenade Bought at an Antique Mall Explodes

Officials said that more of the World War II-era grenades, which had been thought to be inactive, may have been sold this summer at an antiques mall in North Carolina.

#abingdon-va, #antiques, #bob-morhard, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fancy-flea-antique-mall, #hand-grenade, #shallotte-n-c

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Were These the Fingerprints of a Terrorist?

Biometric data led President Trump to pardon an American soldier convicted of killing Afghan civilians. What if the data was wrong?

#afghan-local-police, #afghan-national-army, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bales-robert, #biometrics, #bombs-and-explosives, #defense-department, #freedom-of-information-act, #improvised-explosive-devices, #lorance-clint-a, #taliban

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Wired ‘Hoax Device’ Inside a Tesla Causes Panic at Queens Palace Mall

A car left in a parking garage at the Queens Place Mall contained a dog and what looked like a makeshift bomb, the police said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Critics Say Nashville Police Could Have Done More With Tip About Bomber

Anthony Warner’s girlfriend told the police last year he was building bombs in his R.V. Police officials said they took their inquiry as far as they could at the time.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #police-department-nashville, #warner-anthony-quinn

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Nashville Suspect’s Girlfriend Told Police Last Year That He Was Making Bombs

Officers visited the home of Anthony Warner after his girlfriend said he was producing explosives in his R.V., according to a police report. They said then that there was no evidence of a crime.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #warner-anthony-quinn

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When Nashville Bombing Hit a Telecom Hub, the Ripples Reached Far Beyond

Investigators are questioning whether the perpetrator specifically targeted the building. The explosion disrupted 911 call centers, hospitals and cell service in several states.

#att-inc, #bombs-and-explosives, #computer-network-outages, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #wireless-communications

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A Quiet Life, a Thunderous Death, and a Nightmare That Shook Nashville

DNA tests show that Anthony Warner blew himself up along with a chunk of downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.

#antioch-tenn, #bombs-and-explosives, #clark-petula, #computer-network-outages, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #recreational-vehicles, #warner-anthony-quinn

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What We Know About the Nashville Explosion on Christmas Day

Three people were injured and 41 businesses were damaged when an R.V. detonated downtown, but much about the case remains a mystery.

#bombs-and-explosives, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn

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West Virginia Chemical Explosion Injures 4 People

The explosion in Belle sent shrapnel flying across a river, and as a precaution officials told residents to shelter in place, closed a highway and shut down nearby schools.

#bombs-and-explosives, #chemours-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #optima-chemicals-co, #shutdowns-institutional, #west-virginia

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Northern Ireland Man Arrested Decades After Infamous Birmingham Bombings

The 1974 bombings of two pubs, killing 21 people, have become a case of justice long delayed and an enduring symbol of The Troubles.

#birmingham-england, #birmingham-england-bombings-1974, #bombs-and-explosives, #irish-republican-army, #northern-ireland, #terrorism

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35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes

A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

#attacks-on-police, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goode-w-wilson, #helicopters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sambor-gregore-j, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Colorado Synagogue

Richard Holzer, 28, shared with undercover F.B.I. agents that he wanted to get a synagogue “off the map.”

#anti-semitism, #bombs-and-explosives, #colorado, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #holzer-richard, #jews-and-judaism, #pueblo-colo, #synagogues, #terrorism

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World War II-Era ‘Earthquake Bomb’ Explodes in Polish Waters

Polish Navy divers tried to remotely neutralize a six-ton “Tallboy” dropped by the British, but the bomb had no intention of going quietly.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #poland, #royal-air-force, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rudolph-sarah-collins

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2 Men Working to Map World War II Bombs Are Killed by One

The aid workers had taken the device to the home they were sharing in the Solomon Islands, a country littered with unexploded ordnance.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #humanitarian-aid, #solomon-islands, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Victim in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks State Restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her right eye at age 12 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four Black girls, including her sister.

#16th-street-baptist-church-birmingham-ala, #alabama, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #compensatory-damages, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #ivey-kay, #ku-klux-klan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #rudolph-sarah-collins

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War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

#arms-trade, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-political-military-affairs, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #houthis, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #iran, #law-and-legislation, #middle-east, #obama-barack, #pompeo-mike, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

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Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Planting Bombs in Beaumont

Jonathan Matthew Torres “preyed upon Beaumont,” terrifying residents days after a bomb spree in Austin, federal officials said.

#austin-tex, #beaumont-tex, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #postcards, #texas, #torres-jonathan-matthew, #united-states

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Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It

The young people leading the huge volunteer effort after the recent blast are bringing hope, but have lost it themselves. “I want to at least have Beirut on its feet before I go,” one said.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #bombs-and-explosives, #lebanon, #politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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At Least 10 Dead After 2 Blasts Rip Through Southern Philippines

Soldiers and civilians were among the dead. The explosions occurred in a town plaza and near a cathedral targeted in a suicide bombing last year.

#abu-sayyaf, #bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #philippines, #terrorism

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Lebanon’s Government Set to Resign, Minister Announces, After Beirut Blast

Cabinet members are expected to step down amid anger over the devastating explosion last week in Beirut, according to the country’s health minister.

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What Footage of the Beirut Explosion Tells Us About the Blast

The videos offer clues into the blast’s cause and the strength of its destructive power.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #bombs-and-explosives, #explosions-accidental

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The Lebanon Explosions in Photos

Images from Beirut show the extent of the devastation from blasts that shook the Lebanese capital Tuesday evening.

#beirut-lebanon, #bombs-and-explosives, #hospitals, #lebanon

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Major Explosion Rocks Iran Again, the 3rd Blast in 3 Weeks

The precise location of Friday’s explosion was unclear, but analysts said there are several military and training facilities in the area.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #natanz-iran

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Is It Safe to Set Off Fireworks Around Kids? What Parents Should Know.

Many home fireworks are dangerous for kids and even illegal.

#bombs-and-explosives, #burns, #consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #parenting

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‘Exploding Whale’ Park Memorializes Blubber Blast 50 Years Later

Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.

#bombs-and-explosives, #exploding-whale-memorial-park-florence-ore, #florence-ore, #names-geographical, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #whales-and-whaling

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