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B-21 bomber finishes preliminary design review, and Air Force official is ‘comfortable’ with progress

April 19, 2018 |

A U.S. Air Force official told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that the new B-21 bomber has completed its preliminary design review and that he was “comfortable” with the progress made by builder Northrop Grumman Corp.

The bomber is now on its way to critical design review, said Lt. Gen. Arnold…


L.A. Times – Business

Austin bomber called himself a ‘psychopath,’ had no remorse, congressman says

March 25, 2018 |

The man linked to a series of deadly Austin package bombings called himself a “psychopath” in a recorded confession and said he had no remorse for the explosions that killed two people, a U.S. congressman said Saturday.
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TMZ

Austin Bomber Mark Conditt Recorded 25-Minute Confession Before Death, Cops Say

March 22, 2018 |

Austin bomber Mark Conditt recorded a 25-minute video on his phone confessing to the crimes before he was killed by his own explosive device … according to cops. Austin PD Chief Brian Manley says they’ve a recovered a recording from Conditt that…

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Austin Bomber Mark Conditt Railed on Homosexuality, Abortion

March 21, 2018 |

Austin bomber Mark Conditt blogged that homosexuality is not natural and therefore gay marriage should be illegal. It appears Conditt was a student in an online American government class in 2012 at Austin Community College, where he submitted…

TMZ.com

Austin Cops Hope Surveillance Tapes Lead to ‘Serial Bomber’

March 19, 2018 |

Austin police appear to have no leads after the fourth explosion by someone they’re now calling a “serial bomber,” but they hope the public can help. Interim Police Chief Brian Manley on Monday asked residents to hand over their home surveillance footage after Sunday night’s blast, reports the Austin American-Statesman…
Newser

4th Bomb Goes Off After Plea to Austin Bomber

March 19, 2018 |

There was a fourth explosion in Austin Sunday night—hours after police urged the person behind three package bombs earlier this month to contact them and explain their “message.” Officials say two men in their 20s were seriously injured in the blast in the southwest of the city, miles away…
Newser

Why the B-52 bomber will fly for 100 years

February 19, 2018 |

The Air Force just can’t let go of the B-52.

In the world of heavy bombers, none has prevailed as long as the B-52 Stratofortress. The Cold Warrior joined the U.S. arsenal in 1954, eventually becoming part of a nuclear triad that, along with strategic missiles and submarines, was aimed at giving…


L.A. Times – Business

NYC Bomber Sentenced: ‘I Don’t Hate Anyone’

February 14, 2018 |

A New Jersey man who detonated a pressure cooker bomb in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 will spend the rest of his life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, received two life terms plus an additional 30 years at his sentencing in a New York City courtroom on…
Newser

Air Force’s new stealth bomber will replace B-1s and B-2s while older B-52s keep flying, report says

February 12, 2018 |

The U.S. Air Force plans to phase out its B-1B and B-2 bomber fleets as the new B-21 bomber, currently being built in Palmdale by Northrop Grumman Corp., becomes operational in the mid-2020s, according to a report.

That would leave the Air Force of the future with the B-21 and the aging B-52 Stratofortress…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

NYC Pipe Bomber Captured Alive and Identified

December 11, 2017 |

The guy who strapped a pipe bomb to himself and set it off in an NYC subway has been captured alive … and police say it was “absolutely an attempted terrorist act.” The bomber, now identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, was walking in one of the…

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