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Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

Starting Nov. 3, if you ride the “L,” prepare to be asked to hand your bags, purses, or suitcases to a Chicago police officer for screening at some stations.


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Bomb Squad Removes 50 Pounds Of Explosives Found In Evergreen Park House

Authorities said an elderly man was moving out of his home near 98th and Hamlin on Wendesday, and a caretaker called police after finding 50 pounds of explosives under the stairs in the basement.


Bomb and arson investigators were on the scene of an explosives investigation about two blocks south of Wrigley Field. (CBS)

3 Live Grenades Found In Lakeview Apartment Building

A sharp-eyed maintenance man spotted three live World War II-vintage hand grenades Wednesday in a Lakeview apartment.


Sebastian Senakiewicz is charged with conspiracy planning, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the NATO summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Lawyer: NATO Suspect ‘Maybe Had A Little Bit Too Much To Drink’

The mother of an anti-NATO protester accused of threatening to blow up a train overpass defended her son Wednesday and described him as a “good boy.”


Amtrak police officers use "vapor wake" dogs like Rider to check for explosives. The dogs can detect scents of explosives left in the wake of a passing suicide bomber or other person carrying a bomb. (Credit: CBS)

Amtrak Police Force Transformed In Decade Since 9/11

Amtrak has enhanced its security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and officials say that, over the past decade, they’ve transformed their police force from a unit that largely responds to crime to one that anticipates it.

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Bryan Roehr of Wood Dale allegedly stockpiled explosives. (DuPage County Sheriff's Department)

Wood Dale Man Busted For Explosives Stockpile

A Wood Dale man who claimed to be a fan of the Fourth of July had a stockpile of bomb-making materials, police say.


Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Dynamite Found Outside Naperville Home

Explosives experts destroyed the half-stick of dynamite, which was found in bushes at a Fairmont Road property, police say.


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Police Find Explosives After Teen Posts Videos Online

A 14-year-old boy posted videos of himself creating explosive devices on the Internet, leading police directly to his residence.


U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Yemeni Arrested, al-Qaida Bomber Eyed In Mail Plot

Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane.