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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...

Swedish police shoot man threatening people at train station

Jun. 10, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police officers shot and wounded a man who was banging a bag on the ground and claiming to have a bomb at a train station in the city of Malmo, authorities and a witness said Monday. Police evacuated the station, and a bomb squad searched it but found nothing dangerous, police...

Bulgarian teen arrested, police suspect possible bomb attack

Jun. 8, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A 16-year-old was arrested after Bulgarian police found explosive devices, an Islamic State group flag and other items in the boy's home that could have been used in a mass attack, a prosecutor said Saturday. Police in Bulgaria's second-biggest city, Plovdiv, conducted a search after...

Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say

Jun. 7, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City college student accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group and Osama bin Laden, and feared being known as the "Looney Tunes Terrorist" if his glasses fell off and he...

The Latest: No bail for man accused of Times Square plot

Jun. 7, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a man accused of buying guns as part of a Times Square terror attack plot (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A New York City man accused of planning a terrorist attack on Times Square is being held without bail. Ashiqul Alam was arraigned Friday on charges he bought illegal guns...

Veteran accused of placing explosive device at VA hospital

Jun. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran faces up to 10 years in prison on charges that he placed an improvised explosive device at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital. A federal criminal complaint says Mark Edward Allen made his initial appearance in court Tuesday and is being detained. A U.S....

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

May. 24, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision to use an emergency loophole in the...