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Private Dallas university evacuates campus after bomb threat

Oct. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A private university in Dallas canceled classes and evacuated its campus of about 4,800 students after receiving a threatening message that prompted a lockdown. Officials at Dallas Baptist University say a threat of a bomb and coordinated armed attack was received about 1 p.m. Tuesday by a...

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

Oct. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. School officials in Helena made the...

Sri Lankan police chief arrested over alleged threat

Oct. 1, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court released the country's police chief on bail on Tuesday hours after he was arrested for allegedly threatening a worker at police headquarters two years ago. Pujith Jayasundara has been under suspension for alleged negligence leading to suicide bomb attacks on...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

Minnesota college student charged in phony bomb threats

Sep. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college student accused of calling in phony bomb threats targeting buildings where he was supposed to be attending class has been charged in federal court. Ray Persaud, of Blaine, is accused of making three separate bomb threats against the University of St. Thomas this...

The Latest: O'Rourke campaign says takes threat seriously

Sep. 24, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Army soldier accused of sharing bomb-making instructions online and targeting left-leaning activists (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The presidential campaign of former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke says it is in direct contact with the FBI regarding the case of an Army soldier...

US soldier arrested on charge of sharing bomb instructions

Sep. 23, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a media organization. Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old private...

The Latest: Suspicious vehicle in Baltimore held stolen fuel

Sep. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the suspicious vehicle and evacuations in downtown Baltimore (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police in Baltimore say a suspicious vehicle that prompted evacuations and calls to the bomb squad held no bomb, but instead contained stolen diesel fuel. Baltimore Police Colonel...

Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

Aug. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea. Reports that an unidentified explosive device had been found at the Sant Sebastià triggered an alert, with...

Teacher committed after describing mass shooting, bombing

Aug. 23, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teacher was forcibly committed for a mental evaluation after he told his students how he would carry out a mass killing if he were an active shooter. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Lakeland High School math teacher Keith Cook was taken into custody...