After Oklahoma City bombing, McVeigh’s arrest almost went unnoticed


Like all the local legends in this little town, Charlie Hanger has a portrait hanging on the wall of the Kumback Cafe, between the photo of outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd (said to have once eaten the biggest steak in the place) and the state champion wrestling teams.
Nation – Los Angeles Times

UN base in Mali hit by deadly suicide bombing


15 April 2015 From the section Africa More than 9,000 UN troops are currently deployed in Mali A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and wounded nine peacekeepers, the UN has said. The bomber attempted to drive into a UN camp in Ansongo town when his explosives detonated, it added. At least 35 UN troops have been killed and more than 140 wounded in Mali since July 2013. The UN took charge of security after French-led forces seized northern cities from Islamist Read more [...]

Bombing Down Sheer Granite Steps


Just minutes from my house in the Colorado Rockies, there are some insanely steep granite steps. The rock was cut and smoothed by glaciers as they flowed down the valley, making for some intense but rideable mountain bike lines. Early one morning with great light, my goal was to really showcase the grade of the granite face. I climbed onto the slab, pressed my camera into the rock, and waited for Kevin Soller to rip down with the cloudy sky as his backdrop. Tools: Canon 7D, Sigma 10-20mm, Elinchrome Read more [...]

Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise


At a tribute ceremony and at the finish line site, Bostonians remember the bombing victims and the first responders.

BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn’t even know.
Nation – latimes.com

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing


Attorneys for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask for leniency, arguing he was confused and following orders from his older brother. WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in last year's Boston Marathon bombing, saying in court papers that the deadly plot was committed in an "especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner." Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Suicide car bombing in south Yemen kills 2 guards


SANAA, Yemen — A suicide car bombing outside security headquarters early Tuesday in a port city in southern Yemen killed two guards, a police official said. The pre-dawn attack in the upscale Khormaksar neighborhood in Aden also wounded six people, destroyed much of the headquarters' building, blew out doors and shattered windows on two hotels and several nearby buildings, the official said. Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been plagued by scores of troubles, including Read more [...]

Who is behind the Beirut bombing?


The assassination of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri aide and former minister Mohamad Chatah in Beirut on December 27, is the latest in a series of attacks aimed at destabilising Lebanon and bringing it closer to the Syrian conflict. That Lebanon should witness this kind of spillover from the Syrian crisis is not surprising: Lebanon is host to several stakeholders in the Syrian conflict, and has often been a microcosm of regional political dynamics. Viewed through a regional prism, the assassination Read more [...]