Tripwire may have triggered latest explosion in Austin that injured 2 men: Officials

Another explosion rocked Austin overnight, injuring two people and heightening concerns for investigators who believe the latest blast may have been triggered by a tripwire. Last night’s detonation came hours after Austin Police Chief Brian Manley urged the suspect or suspects in the string of bombings

Putin’s giant Russian election victory sparks backlash, claims of ‘charade’

Backlash grew around the world Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed a huge victory in his country’s presidential election. Putin was re-elected with more than 75 percent of the vote, exit polling data showed, which keeps him as Russia’s leader for another six years – marking him as the country’s longest-serving ruler other than Joseph Stalin.

‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns

School gun violence and the terror it creates have riveted America again since a gunman shot and killed 17 last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The public outrage has produced a new wave of protests, including walkouts in schools across the country on Wednesday.

In joint statement, world leaders agree Russia behind nerve agent attack on former spy

The leaders of the United States, Germany and France have joined together with the United Kingdom in accusing Russia of being behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy. In a joint statement Thursday, President Donald Trump, President Emmanual Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Theresa May said they “abhor” the attack against Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in Salisbury on March 4.

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide

Events like record-setting heat, extreme rainfall and drought will happen more frequently around the world even if global climate targets are met, new research suggests. And missing those targets could make the risk even worse.

Austin police not ruling out terrorism or a hate crime in case of deadly explosions

Published 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Austin Police Department is offering $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or group behind three attacks that left two dead and two injured after they came into contact with a suspicious package.

Austin package explosion leaves teen dead, woman hurt after second blast in 2 weeks

A teenager was killed and a woman was seriously hurt after a package exploded at an Austin home Monday — and officials said they were investigating if the blast was related to a similar explosion two weeks ago.

Russia says it has successfully launched powerful new missile

Russia has said it successfully launched a hypersonic missile described by Vladimir Putin as “an ideal weapon” when he unveiled new armaments earlier this month. The Kinzhal missile was launched from a MiG-31 aircraft that took off from an airfield in south-western Russia, the defence ministry said.

Here’s Why March Brings the Most Variety of Extreme Weather in the U.S. | The Weather Channel

When March arrives, what are the first things you think of? Spring, baseball, flowers blooming? The atmosphere in March is often much less tranquil. Based on history, one could make an argument that March consistently sees the greatest variety of dangerous weather of any month in the U.S.

FBI Director tells Boston College gathering that cyber threats ‘coming at us from all sides.’ – The Boston Globe

In a highly anticipated speech on cyber security at Boston College, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said Wednesday that the threat of digital warfare is “coming at us from all sides.”