FBI says man with 200-pound bomb had Election Day plot

FBI headquarters file

NEW YORK — Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb that he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington. Paul Rosenfeld, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive. Prosecutors say he planned to use the bomb to kill himself and draw attention to a political system called sortation, in which public officials are chosen randomly rather than elected. It was not immediately clear whether Rosenfeld hadRead More

Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4

Syria bombing

BEIRUT – Syrian opposition activists say an explosive device detonated in a northern town held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killing four people, including two children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s car bomb went off at entrance of the industrial district of the town of Azaz. It added that the explosion occurred near a tanker filled with fuel, causing a fire. The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective, also reported four people killed including two children, adding that the explosion occurred inside a shop that sells fuel.Read More

Hiroshima atomic bomb: Survivor recalls horrors – BBC News

Hiroshima atomic bomb: Survivor recalls horrors - BBC News

Thursday marks 70 years to the day since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later it dropped a second on the city of Nagasaki. The devastation is widely believed to have brought an abrupt end to World War Two – with Japan’s surrender. But what about the appalling human cost of the bombing? Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Hiroshima. Subscribe to BBC News HERE Check out our website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: source todays world newsRead More