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Bundle explosions in Austin kill two individuals and severely injure one other; not less than 50 persons are useless after a aircraft crash in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Packages maintain exploding in Austin, with lethal penalties
- Police in Austin, Texas, are investigating a string of incidents involving explosive gadgets in packages left outdoors houses, which have killed two individuals and severely injured one different. [NYT / Maya Salam]
- A teen was killed and a 75-year-old girl was injured in two separate explosions in Texas’s capital metropolis on Monday. One other explosion on March 2 killed a 39-year-old man named Anthony Stephan. [Austin American-Statesman / Mark D. Wilson, Roberto Villalpando, and Katie Hall]
- Police initially believed the primary bombing was an remoted incident, however not. Authorities now say they consider the explosions are associated, and that the packages weren’t delivered by the US Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx. [CNN / Tina Burnside, Ralph Ellis, and Joe Sterling]
- Officers are additionally exploring whether or not the incidents could possibly be racially motivated. Stephan and teenager who was killed on Monday had been each African-American, and the injured girl is Hispanic. [Washington Post / Eva Ruth Moravec, Amy B. Wang, and Mark Berman]
- All three packages had been delivered to doorsteps and exploded once they had been opened, police stated. All seem to have been delivered early within the morning. [San Antonio Express-News / Kelsey Bradshaw]
- Police are urging individuals who discover packages on their entrance doorstep to name 911 earlier than they open them, prompting a rash of emergency calls. [Austin American-Statesman / Mark D. Wilson, Roberto Villalpando, and Katie Hall]
- The string of explosions comes the identical week because the annual South by Southwest pageant, which pulls 1000’s to the town. However not one of the explosions have occurred close to the pageant grounds. [Houston Chronicle / Alejandra Matos, Andrea Zelinksi, and St. John Barned-Smith]
- Brokers from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are on the bottom serving to native police with the investigation. The US Postal Service can be engaged on the hassle. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has supplied a $15,000 reward for data resulting in the arrest of the perpetrators. [KUT / Stephanie Federico, Joseph Leahy, and Andrew Weber]
A lethal aircraft crash, and conflicting tales as to why it occurred
- At the least 50 persons are useless after a aircraft carrying 71 passengers crashed close to the Tribhuvan Worldwide Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. [Associated Press]
- Observers on the bottom famous that the aircraft was flying surprisingly; it approached the airport’s single runway from the flawed course. However there are differing tales on what precisely occurred — airport officers stated they may not get by to the pilot once they signaled the aircraft to not land, whereas airline officers insisted air visitors controllers had despatched the flawed sign to the pilot. [Washington Post / Pradeep Bashyal and Annie Gowen]
- The aircraft ended up nosediving right into a area close to the runway and bursting into flames. The crash floor operations on the busy airport to a standstill. [NYT / Jeffrey Gettleman]
- The flight was operated by the US-Bangla Airways and was coming from Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital metropolis. [BBC]
- Stinkbugs will (in all probability, ultimately) invade your house and hang-out your desires, and we are able to blame their unfold on globalization. [New Yorker / Kathryn Schulz]
- British authorities are investigating the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. It’s a part of an extended historical past of tried and profitable Russian assassinations by poison. [Foreign Policy / Elias Groll]
- Has Saturday Night time Reside misplaced its political edge? This weekend’s six-minute chilly open mixing Robert Mueller with The Bachelor suggests … sure. [Atlantic / David Sims]
- A small Vermont city has a fairly profitable monitor report of manufacturing Olympic athletes. Listed here are a number of the methods they do it. [Outside Magazine / Katie Arnold]
“I don’t know. General, I — I can’t say total that they’ve all gotten higher.” [Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proves unable to answer a question about how schools in her home state of Michigan are faring / 60 Minutes]
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