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Syrian refugee indicted on charges he plotted to bomb church

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury is accusing a Syrian refugee of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh to inspire Islamic State of Iraq followers. The jury handed up a three-count indictment Wednesday against 21-year-old Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer. He's charged with...

Taliban to talk to Swedish NGO after Afghan clinic closures

Jul. 18, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said they would hold talks Thursday with representatives of a Swedish non-profit group after threats by the insurgents forced the organization to close 42 clinics it runs in eastern Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Taliban fighters in southern Kandahar province attacked police...

Serbia police detain man over Lufthansa bomb scare

Jul. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a man over a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and caused a long delay. Police said Thursday that the man, born in 1954, faces charges of causing panic and unrest. They say he phoned the Belgrade airport...

Man gets prison for threats made to Harvard black event

Jul. 18, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Arizona man authorities say threatened to bomb Harvard University and shoot people who attended black commencement has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. A federal judge in Boston sentenced 25-year-old Nicholas Zuckerman on Wednesday to a year and three months behind bars and...

2 'mischievous' teenagers jump fence at US nuclear reactor

Jul. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two "mischievous" teenage boys jumped a security fence at a research reactor in the San Francisco Bay Area but there was no threat to the facility that uses highly enriched uranium that could be used to make a nuclear bomb, authorities said Friday. The trespassers jumped a security...

Man charged with bomb hoax on 2015 Super Bowl

Jun. 26, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man from southwestern England has been charged with making bomb hoax threats against the Super Bowl, Britain's Houses of Parliament and schools in the U.K., U.S. and Canada. Avon and Somerset police said Wednesday that Andreas Dowling, 23, was facing 30 counts of bomb hoax threats in all....

Authorities: Man built bomb to warn about alien threat

Jun. 25, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man who allegedly placed a homemade bomb in a parking lot behind a Pennsylvania hotel told them he did it to warn police about aliens bent on destroying the planet. State troopers responded to the Bahney House in Myerstown on Sunday. They discovered a suspicious...

Florida inmate indicted for federal building bomb threats

Jun. 20, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate has been indicted on federal charges for making several bomb threats that led to evacuations at federal buildings. The U.S. attorney's office says 24-year-old Noah Stirn is now in federal custody. He is accused of making the threats from a state...

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing

Jun. 19, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal authorities said in announcing the man's arrest Wednesday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an...

The Latest: Man who fired at Texas courthouse just graduated

Jun. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local): 5 p.m. A 22-year-old man who was killed after opening fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas had just graduated from community college in Corpus Christi. Brian Isaack Clyde was...