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Man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol competent for trial

Sep. 22, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol last month, prompting evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Floyd Ray Roseberry pleaded not guilty in...

German police detain teen after Yom Kippur synagogue threat

Sep. 16, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was detained Thursday in connection with a possible plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detention took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after...

4 bomb threats called in to Gainesville school since August

Sep. 08, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four bomb threats have been called in to a north Florida high school since the fall semester started last month, officials said. The threats have disrupted operations at the school, sending students home each time, and causing scores of law...

Here comes the bomb squad: Wedding dress in suspicious box

Sep. 07, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities shut down a road in South Carolina for over an hour Tuesday to investigate a bomb threat that turned out to be a wedding dress, Charleston Police said. Someone who saw a woman cram an oversized package into a mailbox called 911,...

Sheriff: Woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

Sep. 07, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chicago woman falsely claimed a bomb was on a plane at a South Florida airport after missing her flight, authorities said. The 46-year-old woman was arrested Monday night at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and charged with...

Michigan man held in bomb hoax at Trump hotel in Las Vegas

Sep. 01, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Michigan man accused of creating a bomb hoax at the Trump International Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip told authorities he wanted to send a message that former Republican President Donald Trump ruined his life, according to an arrest report. Dandre...

Police: Man arrested after bomb hoax at Trump hotel in Vegas

Aug. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday as the suspect in an apparent bomb hoax at the Trump International Hotel just off the Las Vegas Strip, police said. A hotel service desk was cleared shortly before 1 p.m., and bomb technicians were brought in after a man left...

Man faces 10 years in prison after LA fireworks explosion

Aug. 30, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who stockpiled illegal fireworks in his South Los Angeles backyard — which were later improperly detonated by police, likely causing a massive blast in late June that rocked a neighborhood and injured 17 people — now faces a decade in federal prison. ...

American forces keep up airlift under high threat warnings

Aug. 27, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American forces working under heightened security and threats of another attack pressed ahead in the closing days of the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan after a devastating suicide bombing, and U.S. officials said they had killed a member of the extremist...

Man who claimed to have bomb near US Capitol held in jail

Aug. 20, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol, prompting evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police, told a federal judge Friday he has not taken his “mind medication” and was ordered to undergo a mental competency hearing. ...