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  • Blast kills 3, wounds dozens at Cairo security building

    CAIRO -- A strong explosion rocked a security headquarters in downtown Cairo, and state television reported at least three people were killed and 35 injured. The blast came on the eve of a holiday honoring the police. Attacks against security forces...
  • Bombing at Egyptian police building damages nearby Islamic museum

    Bombing at Egyptian police building damages nearby Islamic museum
    CAIRO -- One of Egypt’s loveliest but lesser-known museums was a casualty of a powerful bomb on Friday targeting a police headquarters directly across the street. The stately 19th century Museum of Islamic Art in downtown Cairo, filled with...
  • 6 killed, scores wounded as 4 blasts rock Cairo

    6 killed, scores wounded as 4 blasts rock Cairo
    CAIRO -- A trio of explosions in the Egyptian capital Friday, one of them an apparent vehicle bomb in front of a downtown security headquarters, killed at least five people and injured scores of others, according to officials and state media reports....
  • Glen Burnie home explosion evacuates neighbors

    An explosion in a Glen Burnie home with a gas leak led firefighters to evacuate several neighboring families as a precaution Thursday night, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The home in the 1300 block of Meadowvale Rd. was empty at...
  • Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety
    After two major derailments and explosions in recent weeks, federal safety officials recommended new rules Thursday on how crude oil is transported — the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for fees on rail cars carrying hazardous materials. The...
  • A View From History-The H Bomb

    A View From History-The H Bomb
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by…… Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, will provide the...
  • Car bomb kills six at auto repair shop in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least six people were killed and nine injured Thursday in the suburbs of Peshawar when a bomb exploded in a vehicle at an auto workshop. Police officials said a white Suzuki Alto was parked inside the auto workshop near the...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • Brand new supernova spotted in the cigar galaxy: How to see it

    Brand new supernova spotted in the cigar galaxy: How to see it
    A new supernova has just been discovered, and if you have access to a telescope and clear skies, you may be able to see it yourself. Supernovas are extremely bright stellar explosions that can briefly glow brighter than an entire galaxy. This one is a...
  • Turkey flesh inspires bomb-detecting technology

    Turkey flesh inspires bomb-detecting technology
    In Korea and Japan they call turkeys "seven-faced birds," because male gobblers can alter the color of their head and neck when they're seeking a mate or trying to intimidate a rival. Now, researchers at UC Berkeley say the same principle that allows...
  • Injuries reported at Omaha plant collapse; some possibly trapped

    Injuries reported at Omaha plant collapse; some possibly trapped
    An Omaha plant that produces animal nutritional supplements partially collapsed after an explosion Monday, injuring several employees and perhaps trapping others. In a tweet, local police said: “#OPD praying for workers and families of all...