Improvised explosives

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2004 file photo, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong is seen before a hearing at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa. Diehl-Armstrong, a woman convicted in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh says the federal Bureau of Prisons confirms that Diehl-Armstrong died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Federal Medical Center in Carswell, Texas. (Janet B. Campbell/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
April 04, 2017 - 7:05 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison. Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong died Tuesday of natural causes, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. Her last location in the federal prison...
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March 31, 2017 - 10:33 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 24 people and wounding over 70 others, officials said. Mushtaq Ghani, a spokesman for the provincial government, said the attack took...
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A federal policeman takes a break from inspecting houses during fighting against Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 29, 2017 - 4:55 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials. The bomber detonated the vehicle, an oil tanker laden with explosives, security and hospital officials said, speaking on...
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March 24, 2017 - 7:24 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the presidential palace. There was no immediate...
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Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car bomb attack that targeted a checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, after soldiers tried to stop the car and the bomber tried to speed through the checkpoint, killing a number of people, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 21, 2017 - 1:44 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, killing at least six people, the spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor said. The dead included a soldier and five civilians, Abdifitah Halane said. Another dozen people were...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, damaged and blocked street where clashes erupted between the Syrian government forces and rebels, near the Abbassiyin square, east Damascus, Syria, Monday March 20, 2017. Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with the two-day fighting leaving dozens dead on both sides, the military and an activist group said. (SANA via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 6:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. It was the second attempt by rebels in three days to penetrate...
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People inspect the aftermath of a suicide car bombing in a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, Iraq, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed and wounded many people Monday, according to police and medical officials. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
March 21, 2017 - 4:36 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Baghdad that killed 27 people the previous day, shattering a relative lull in the Iraqi capital. The Sunni militant group says in an online statement posted on an IS-affiliated website hours after the attack that...
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March 20, 2017 - 1:39 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others. The police and hospital officials say the attack Monday night targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were...
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March 19, 2017 - 3:10 pm
SPACE STATION SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the...
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March 19, 2017 - 1:20 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL Ryan: more help for older people needed in GOP health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded...
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