Improvised explosive device found at Capitol

At least one improvised explosive device was found on the Capitol grounds, several law enforcement officials told NBC News.  The explosive device was found outside a building, the officials said. “Along with our law enforcement partners, FBI Washington Field Office responded to reports of suspicious devices. The investigation is ongoing,” a spokesperson for the field office said,  Continue reading Improvised explosive device found at Capitol

Hiroshima after 75 years: Walking the path of the atomic bomb

 It’s a discolored concrete slab, molding in the tropical humidity. But on this slab, not much bigger than the footprint of a beach cabin, history changed. What was once a doorway is obvious, as are the bases for a couple interior walls and an opening for a larger garage-like entrance. I walk through the doorway, through the interior and out the garage. As I do, … Continue reading Hiroshima after 75 years: Walking the path of the atomic bomb

A Florida woman tried to build a bomb inside a Walmart using items she didn’t pay for, police say

A Florida woman is facing charges after she went to a Walmart in Tampa, got items from the shelves and started making an explosive device inside the store, authorities said.Then the woman, Emily Stallard, 37, tried to detonate it in the store Saturday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.”A security guard with Walmart noticed the woman … roaming the aisles of the store … Continue reading A Florida woman tried to build a bomb inside a Walmart using items she didn’t pay for, police say

A man was shot to death by the handmade device he made to protect his home

A Maine man was killed by a device he made for the front door of his home, police say. Ronald Cyr, 65, called 911 on the evening of Thanksgiving Day and reported he had been shot, the Van Buren Police Department said.When officers arrived, they discovered a device on the front door of the man’s home that was designed to fire a handgun if anyone … Continue reading A man was shot to death by the handmade device he made to protect his home