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Iran: Group claims regime is ‘in full gear’ on covert work on nuclear weapons

James Rosen, The White House responded cautiously Friday to claims by an Iranian dissident group alleging that Iran’s clandestine work on a nuclear weapon has continued unabated by the landmark nuclear deal that Tehran finalized with the Obama administration and five other world powers two years ago. At a news conference in Washington, members of

TSA finds record-breaking number of firearms in carry-on bags

Airport security screeners found more firearms in carry-on bags one day last week than they ever had before on record: 21 across the country, the Transportation Security Administration reported on its blog Wednesday. That number surpassed the previous record of 18, set in 2014. Over the course of the whole week, TSA confiscated 79 firearms in carry-ons

ISIS Used Nuns As Human Shields After Killing Priest

Joe Pappalardo, ISIS-affiliated attackers used nuns as human shield after murdering a priest in France Tuesday morning. Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they left the 9 a.m. Mass, pressing guns to the heads of the two nuns they grabbed to discourage police snipers. A video from Le Telegramme shows the attackers leaving the church while

Red, white and extra blue amid tight security at July 4th parties

The United States celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Monday with parades, baking contests and picnics draped in red, white and an extra layer of blue, as police ramped up patrols amid concerns about terrorism and gun violence. Millions of Americans marked independence from Britain with celebrations as boisterous as a music-packed party by country

More Firepower Than the Marines

Jeff Jacoby, AMERICA’S GUN CULTURE has been a subject of intense interest and controversy for years, with concerns frequently raised about shadowy militias, paramilitary extremists, and unstable zealots in possession of alarming quantities of explosives and firearms. Amid the current din over assault weapons and body armor, consider one domestic organization’s fearsome arsenal of military-style

Stolen commercial-grade fireworks recovered in Detroit

Several cases of commercial-grade fireworks stolen from a train traveling between Chicago and Detroit were recovered in a vacant field in southwest Detroit, authorities said Saturday. An anonymous tipster called Detroit police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded about 1:30 a.m. EDT Saturday and found 31 of the 32 cases weighing

More than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from train

Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train, CBS News has learned. CBS News Justice Department and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reported a law enforcement source says the amount stolen has authorities concerned that the explosives could fall into

EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday and forced it to land in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said. After the EgyptAir plane landed at Larnaca airport, the hijacker released all the people onboard except four foreign passengers and the crew, EgyptAir said.

EgyptAir’s Flight MSR181: Man ‘Strapped With Explosives’ Hijacked Plane

A man “strapped with explosives” has hijacked a passenger plane during an internal flight in Egypt. EgyptAir flight MSR181 carrying 55 passengers and seven crew has now landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. Officials are in contact with the hijacker, who is allowing Egyptian women and children to disembark. The man has asked police to leave the

Hashtag diplomacy update: Boko Haram grabs 60 more girls

Let’s check in with Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that kidnapped the young women our hashtag diplomats wanted back, and then forcibly converted them to Islam.  What are they up to these days, CNN? Boko Haram Islamists abducted 60 females, including children, and killed 30 men last week in a raid of a village in

TSA’s Mothballed Naked Body Scanners End Up Being Used In Prisons

Over 150 radiation spewing body scanners, previously used by the TSA in the nation’s airports, have been redeployed into environments much more fitting of their use – prisons. The machines, previously used to digitally strip search people who have had all their rights taken away by the authorities, are now being used to… digitally strip