Explosives in New York, New Jersey, and a stabbing in Minnesota
September 19, 2016
The FBI took several people into custody in possible connection to a bombing that injured 29 people on Manhattan on Saturday. Donald Trump’s supporters are still falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of starting the birther conspiracy. And we catch you up on Sunday night’s Emmys.
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At least 29 people were injured after a bomb exploded in a dumpster in New York City on Saturday night.
All the injured people have been released from the hospital. The blast — which took place in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan — was “an intentional act” with no evidence linking it to international terrorism, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Another suspicious device found four blocks away from the bombing was removed for further investigation, officials said.
The bombs were filled with shrapnel and “made with pressure cookers, flip phones, and Christmas lights to set off a powerful explosive compound,” the New York Times writes.
On Sunday night, the FBI took several people into custody in possible connection to the bombing. No one has been charged.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stand in front of a mangled dumpster while touring the site of the explosion. Getty Images / Pool
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Five suspicious devices were found in a backpack near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, one of which exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it, the Associated Press reports. There were no injuries, police said.
Nine people were injured in a stabbing at a shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday night, before the assailant was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack through a news agency affiliated with the group.
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US presidential election: Like their candidate, Donald Trump’s supporters are falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of starting the birther conspiracy.
Two days after the Republican presidential nominee finally admitted that President Barack Obama was born in the United States — even though he lied twice while doing so — his surrogates came to his defense on Sunday, repeating his false claim that the conspiracy theory was started by Clinton in 2008. There’s no evidence that Clinton or her senior staff have propagated the theory.
Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen soldier, is helping to raise money to defeat Trump after he rebuked the Republican candidate at the Democratic National Convention.
“I have lived in America for the past 36 years, and I know that Donald Trump’s hate is not compatible with the values that drew me and other Americans to this great country,” Khan wrote in a letter distributed by the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan and his wife Ghazala at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
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