Airport Police Send Traveler Home With Plastic Explosive

Sometimes when you fly, a conveyor belt gets hungry and decides to eat your suitcase. When it's damaged beyond repair, passengers are given a replacement bag. But in Sydney, Australia, one woman's replacement bag came with an extra item — a half pound of plastic explosive. » 9/11/14 11:39am 9/11/14 11:39am

UPDATE: Delta Flight Returns To JFK Because Of Sick Passenger,…

We're getting reports via Twitter traffic tonight of suspicious wires found in luggage or possibly in the lavatory on Delta Flight 126 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Reports indicate that there's a person being held for questioning by Air Marshals on board the plane with the FBI bomb squad en route. » 7/12/12 10:29pm 7/12/12 10:29pm

American F-15 Jets Intercept Korean Air Boeing 777 For Terrorist Threat

Two United States' Air Force F-15 Eagle fighters launched into Canadian airspace to intercept a Korean Air Boeing 777 on April 10, 5:30 Pacific Time. The plane was going to Seoul when it received a bomb threat shortly after takeoff from Vancouver, British Columbia. » 4/12/12 7:45am 4/12/12 7:45am

Exploding Bullets Cause Bomb Scare At Miami Airport

A man has been arrested at Miami's airport after FBI and TSA officials said his luggage contained volatile gun parts, which caused his bag to explode Tuesday just before it was about to be loaded on a plane. Maybe he was just trying to pull a Speedy Gonzalez, and give the plane rocket boosters. Yeah, probably not.… » 12/28/10 5:20pm 12/28/10 5:20pm

Clueless New Yorkers Mistake Prototype BMW For Car Bomb

Clueless New Yorkers today mistook a lightly camouflaged BMW X3 prototype — carelessly left running in front of the Museum of Natural History by a BMW executive — for a car bomb and promptly shut down parts of the city. » 5/09/10 7:05pm 5/09/10 7:05pm

The History of the Car Bomb

This weekend's attempted Times Square bombing reminded us of the dangers of "the workhorse of urban terrorism" — the car bomb. Mike Davis gave TomDispatch this history of the first modern car bomb, mere miles from Times Square. —Ed. » 5/03/10 2:45pm 5/03/10 2:45pm

How To Make An Irish Car Bomb

It's St. Patrick's Day and we've been looking for fun content we can share with you related both to cars and our favorite March 17th celebratory activity. DeLoreans? Meh. Irish Car Bombs? Blarney-riffic! » 3/17/09 9:00am 3/17/09 9:00am