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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…

TMZ.com

He Grabbed a Suicide Bomber in a ‘Bear Hug,’ Saved Many Lives

November 17, 2017 |

Fourteen people were killed Thursday when an ISIS-aligned suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside a hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday. But many more would have died were it not for Afghan Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha. Pacha suspected the man was a bomber and told him to stop; when…
Newser

CNN

N. Korea accuses US of ‘nuclear strike drill’ after bomber flights

November 3, 2017 |

US Air Force B-1 bombers, accompanied by fighter jets from South Korea and Japan, conducted a flyover near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, according to a statement from the service — a move that has drawn harsh criticism from North Korea ahead of President Donald Trump’s trip to the region.
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Manhunt launched for London Tube bomber

September 15, 2017 |

A major manhunt is underway after a rush hour blast caused by an improvised explosive device on a London Underground train injured 22 people in what police have called a terrorist incident.
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Suicide bomber kills 14 at camp in Iraq

July 3, 2017 |

At least 14 people were killed, among them four children and a captain in the Iraqi police, when a suicide bomber detonated a device in a camp for internally displaced people west of Ramadi in the Iraqi province of Anbar.
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