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The Latest: Nairobi attack survivors reunite with families

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been trying to...

Florida deputy resigns after sending toy bomb to colleague

Jan. 9, 2019 8:41 AM EST

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after telling authorities he sent a toy bomb to a colleague as a joke. Pinellas County Sheriff's officials said in an email that the building where the "bomb" arrived was evacuated Tuesday while a bomb squad from the Tampa Police Department checked...

Amsterdam airport departure area evacuated for bomb threat

Dec. 31, 2018 3:38 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police evacuated passengers from a departure area at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for a short time Monday evening due to a bomb threat, police said. The Royal Marechaussee police force said in a tweet that officers overpowered a suspect and quickly lifted the...

Germany: Drugged driver forces car onto airport tarmac

Dec. 29, 2018 5:25 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man forced open a locked gate on the security perimeter of Hannover Airport in northern Germany and drove a car onto the airfield Saturday before coming to a halt underneath an airliner and being detained, police said. No one was hurt in the incident, but flights were suspended for more...

Land mines will be hidden killer in Yemen decades after war

Dec. 24, 2018 6:57 AM EST

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — They lurk under shifting desert sands, amid the debris of urban roadsides and inside abandoned schools, some set to go off at the lightest touch. Land mines scattered by Yemen's Houthi rebels are largely unmapped and will remain a threat even if the latest push for peace succeeds in...

Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

Dec. 14, 2018 3:11 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators. Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the day...

Sheriff: Inmate mailed bomb-escape plot to wrong address

Dec. 14, 2018 1:35 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff in North Carolina says a man jailed on a first-degree murder charge had an explosive escape plan. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson says 43-year-old Sean Damion Castorina sent a letter from jail containing bomb-making instructions. The sheriff says Castorina wanted two...

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

Dec. 13, 2018 6:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt. Law...

The Latest: Caller who threatened Columbine sought

Dec. 13, 2018 5:46 PM EST

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a threat against Columbine High School (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Authorities are looking for the person responsible for making a bomb threat made against Columbine High School, leading to security precautions there and at nearly two dozen nearby schools in suburban...

The Latest: Bomb threat hoax targets US schools, businesses

Dec. 13, 2018 3:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide emailed bomb threats (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax. Officials in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Anchorage, Alaska, say businesses received emailed bomb threats Thursday that were part...