HOMEMADE–This Homeland Security Department pamphlet, from July 2010, distributed to police, fore, EMS and security personnel shows a diagram for rudimentary improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using pressure cookers to contain the initiator, switch and explosive charge. (AP Photo/Homeland Security Department) by Lee Keath CAIRO (AP) — Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging “lone jihadis” to act on their own to carry out attacks.
Daily Archive: April 16, 2013
R. KELLY by Topher Gauk-Roger, Jessica Iavazzi and Denise Quan (CNN) — The rumor blowing up Saturday was that Day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival could feature a surprise appearance by electronica icons Daft Punk. According to the Twitterverse, it would probably take place during the set of headliners Phoenix.
FACING SANCTIONSS–In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg stands with student assistant Keith Moore, right, before an NCAA college basketball game against Northern Arizona in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) by Ryan J. Foley When Iowa State brought Keith Moore back as a student assistant in 2010, the university was hoping for another high-profile success in a program that helps former athletes return to finish their degrees.
By LZ Granderson GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (CNN) — If September 11, 2001, was the day everything changed, then April 15, 2013, serves as another reminder of that change, of our frailties and of a new reality in which “it can’t happen here” has been replaced by “it can happen anywhere.”
VALUABLE PHONE–iPhone shows off rare black diamond (CNN Photo/From Stuart Hughes) by Kirsten SwansonNEW YORK (CNN) — Family heirlooms are often packed away for…
HERMAN CAIN (AP Photo/File) by Shannon Travis WASHINGTON (CNN) — As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan.
FAMILY AFFAIR–This April 11, 2012 photo shows Magic Johnson, right, his wife Cookie and son E.J. arriving for the opening night performance of the Broadway play “Magic/Bird” in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) by Beth Harris LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.
by Andrew M. Mwenda CNN) — So finally, Madonna’s honeymoon with Malawi has ended with a spat. Malawi’s minister of education accused Madonna of “bullying officials” and exaggerating the extent of her charity in the country.