Two UK teens charged with bomb plot
LONDON - Two British teens have been charged with plotting to bomb a school on the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School killings in Colorado, prosecutors said Monday.
A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old had a plan to strike on April 20, according to Britain's Crown Prosecution Service. The date marks 10 years since students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people before committing suicide.
The British teens are accused of 'conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life and injure property.' The older of the two is also charged with possessing child pornography.
At least 15 dead in Iraq suicide blast
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber struck a tent filled with Kurdish funeral mourners Monday, unleashing a huge fireball that killed at least 15 people in a northern town where Kurds and Arabs are competing for power.
About 30 people were wounded in the suicide attack in the town of Jalula some 80 miles northeast of Baghdad, according to police Col. Azad Issa. A member of the provincial security committee, Amir Rifaat, said 24 people were killed and 28 wounded.
Wind shear possible cause of jet crash
TOKYO - Wind shear may have caused the crash of a FedEx jet that cartwheeled on the runway at Tokyo's main international airport and burst into a fireball, investigators said Monday, but experts noted that the model was notoriously difficult to land.
The American pilot and co-pilot - the only two people on board - were killed when the MD-11 cargo plane bounced on its landing at Tokyo's Narita international airport, slammed onto the runway and tipped onto its side before exploding.
Kazuhito Tanakajima, an aviation safety official at the Transport Ministry, said the crash may have been the result of 'wind shear,' sudden changes in wind that can lift or smash an aircraft into the ground during landing.