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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bombs’

Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

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Wichita Bomb Plot That Never Was

According to the FBI, a lone man’s attempt to blow up the Wichita Airport using a car bomb has been successfully foiled. The suspect in custody is Terry L. Loewen, a 58-year-old aviation technician and native of the region. Allegedly he had made terrorist threats of violence in the past, voicing a desire to declare a jihad on the United …

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Explosions in North China Caused by Bombs

One person is dead and eight are injured from explosions in China. These blasts happened near office buildings controlled by the Shanxi Communist Party Committee that is located in Taiyuan, China. The explosions began around 7:40 in the morning on Wednesday, local time. According to the official Xinhua news agency, “Judging from the scattering of small metal balls, it is …

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Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan. Four exhibits are from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These, as Google explains, “illustrate the bombing from …

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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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Bombs In Teen Bedroom: “Bigger Than Columbine”

An Oregon teen has allegedly been planning in detail an attack on his high school and was hiding bomb makings in his room, including napalm. 17-year old Grant Acord will be charged with attempted aggravated murder after police–acting on a tip–found the napalm, pipe bombs, drain cleaner bombs, and Molotov cocktails in Acord’s bedroom, where he’d been hiding them under …

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‘Bishop’ Gets 37 Years For Pipe Bombs

A letter carrier whose calling card was “The Bishop” was sentenced this week for mailing pipe bombs to investment firms. According to an Associated Press report, John Tomkins of Iowa was sentenced to 37 years in prison this week for mailing “dud” pipe bombs to investment firms and investment advisers. The 48-year-old mail carrier had mailed the ineffective pipe bombs …

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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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