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Dan Bilzerian Arrested For Attempting To Make a Bomb

Dan Bilzerian, the social media celebrity who’s known as “The King of Instagram”, was arrested on December 9 after landing at LAX. According to the LAPD, Bilzerian was picked up on an out-of-state warrant which was issued in Clark County, Nevada. He is facing charges of possessing and manufacturing explosive illegal devices. On November 13, a criminal complaint was filed …

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Tennessee Bombing: Man Murders In-Laws

In a tragic twist, law enforcement has determined that the culprit behind the murder of a Tennessee couple may actually have been their own son-in-law. CNN reports that an investigation by police resulted in the arrest of 49-year-old Richard Parker. Parker has been charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder and two counts of felony premeditated murder. The victims …

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Underwear Bomber Appeal Denied; Court Says Claims Have No Merit

On Monday a federal appeals court upheld the life sentence of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (aka “underwear bomber”) for trying to blow up a plane headed for Detroit with a bomb hidden in his underwear on Christmas Day, 2009. He had filed an appeal asking for review of the sentence. Just one day after his trial began, in October 2011 Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to eight counts. Abdulmutallab, …

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What Is It Like To Defuse A Bomb?

You’ve seen the movies where the focused combat veteran or nervous rookie cop clenches a pair of wire cutters and is fixated on snipping either the blue or red wire. According to TV Tropes, the bomb defusing concept is known as the wire dilemma, where in “fiction-land, disarming just about any bomb is a matter of cutting the right wires …

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Dry Ice Explosions: Arrest Made in LAX Ice Bomb Case

Police have made an arrest in the dry ice explosion that caused a Los Angeles airport terminal to be shut down briefly. The dry ice bomb blast occurred Sunday night and other devices were later found. An LAX employee has been arrested in connection with the bombs. LAPD Arrests Suspect Wanted for Dry-ice Destructive Device Incidents http://t.co/mFvbfu7yQF — LAPD HQ …

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Dry Ice Bombs Found In Restricted Areas In LAX

The LAX airport in Los Angeles was wracked from Sunday on by a series of dry ice bombs, which were placed in restricted areas throughout the airport. There were four bombs total, two of which eventually exploded. No injuries have been reported, and the airport claimed that most airport activities have continued relatively normally throughout the investigation. The first bomb …

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Atom Bomb Almost Detonated Over NC in 1961

According to a newly declassified document published on Saturday, two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. The incident occurred when a B-52 bomber carrying the weapons ripped in half mid-flight on January 23, during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. One of the bombs began to detonate, …

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Kendra McKenzie Gill: Bombshell or Bomber?

Kendra McKenzie Gill, a beauty queen from Utah, has been booked on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs out of a car in what one writer has referred to as the case of “beauty and the bombs.” To be fair, it’s not as much of a national security issue as it might sound. Gill, recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah, is accused …

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Woman Spooks Apple Store With Mysterious Device

Apple Store employees in Boca Raton, Florida, got quite a scare this week. A woman walked in and showed an employee a device strapped to her chest, told them not to call police, then ran out of the store. According to the Boca Raton Police Department, police officers responded to the Apple Store at Town Center Mall in Boca shortly …

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Pink Fan Arrested for ‘Bomb’ Tweet Before Concert, Turns Out to Be Song Reference

Be careful what you tweet – you know, that 140-character limit oftentimes forces you to get creative. Just make sure that you double check your tweets to make sure they couldn’t be construed to mean something that you didn’t intend. Basically, try to avoid tweeting the words “bomb” and “blow up” right before you’re set to attend a giant concert. …

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Princeton Threat: Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus

A bomb scare at Princeton University today has shut down the school’s New Jersey campus. Princeton sent out a message via email and social networks at around 10:30 am EDT Tuesday morning. The message stated that there has been a bomb threat against “unspecified campus buildings” and that everyone, students and faculty, is to evacuate the school’s campus and the …

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Nathan Safferstein Dies; Manhattan Project Worker was 92

The Associated Press is reporting that Nathan Safferstein, a counterintelligence agent for the Manhattan Project, has died. Safferstein’s family told the AP that he died Tuesday, March 5 at his home in the Bronx. He had been suffering from an unnamed illness for some time. As part of the program centered around creating the atomic bomb, Safferstein was trusted with …

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