April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON (AP) New information emerged Wednesday from U.S. officials that the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a U.S. government terrorist database long before the explosions. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more than 4,000 mourners paid tribute to a campus police officer who authorities say was gunned down by the suspects.
April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON (AP) In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain of Islam, family members said.
April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The somewhat blurry but still detailed photos and video depict one young man in a dark cap and another in a white cap worn backward, both wearing backpacks and one walking behind the other on the sidewalk near the finish line as marathoners run by. Continue Reading
April 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic
BOSTON (AP) A bomber may have been seen amid the Boston Marathon revelers carrying an unusually heavy nylon bag, weighed down with shrapnel-packed explosives, the FBI has suggested. Or perhaps someone heard something beforehand as a culprit tested explosives or expressed an interest in attacking the race.
March 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, killing at least 27 people. Continue Reading
March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A Pakistani official says a suicide bomber has killed 23 people, many of them believed to be militants, in an attack on the base of a rival insurgent group. Continue Reading
February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded over four hours in the capital Baghdad where most of the deaths occurred and 11 other cities. They struck government offices, restaurants and one in the town of Musayyib hit close to a primary school. At least 225 people were wounded. Continue Reading
February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Israeli officials ramped up accusations today that Iran was launching covert attack plots, saying “sticky” bombs found in a Thai house rented by Iranians were similar to devices used against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Continue Reading
February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Police heightened their state of alert throughout Israel today following bomb attacks on diplomats in India and Georgia. Officials were also trying to determine whether Israelis were the intended target of an Iranian man carrying explosives who blew his own legs off in Bangkok.
February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The attacks, which wounded four people, threatened to ratchet up already high tensions between Iran, which has been accused of developing a nuclear weapons program, and Israel, which says such a program would be an existential threat to the Jewish state. Continue Reading