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Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats

Aug. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru, authorities charged Friday. Police said they arrested Franco Sepulveda Robles, 29, in the northern...

Chilean officials: Flights hit by wave of false bomb threats

Aug. 16, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least three airliners were forced to make emergency landings or turn back to their original airports in Chile and Peru amid what aviation officials said was a wave of false bomb threats Thursday. A LATAM Airlines flight carrying passengers from Peru's capital of Lima to Santiago,...

German passenger jet makes safe unscheduled landing on Crete

Aug. 16, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek explosives disposal experts are checking a German Condor Airlines passenger jet flying from Egypt that made a safe unscheduled landing on the southern island of Crete after reporting a potential bomb threat. Military officials say the Boeing 757 jet was escorted to Chania...

Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish government

Aug. 15, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 42-year-old man with attempted murder on Wednesday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members, Swedish authorities said. The suspect's name is...

Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

Aug. 14, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threat made Thursday night for Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in suburban Indianapolis was deemed a...

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

Aug. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says. The report by U.N. experts circulated...

Powerful bomb in van kills at least 11 in south Philippines

Jul. 31, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

LAMITAN, Philippines (AP) — A bomb-laden van driven by a suspected militant went off in a powerful blast Tuesday that killed 11 people, including a soldier, five militiamen and the driver, in a brazen attack that reignited terrorism fears in the southern Philippines. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col....

The Latest: Van bomb kills at least 10 in south Philippines

Jul. 31, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on a van bombing in the southern Philippines (all times local): noon Philippine military officials say a bomb explosion killed a soldier, five militiamen and four villagers amid threats of bombings in a southern province. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Gerry...

Paris police: Mix-up behind the return of Air China plane

Jul. 26, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An Air China flight to Beijing returned to Paris on Thursday after an airline employee misunderstood a passenger who was calling on the phone and thought he was reporting a bomb on the plane, Paris airport police said. China's official Xinhua News Agency initially reported that the plane...

Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat

Jul. 20, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport...