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Federal agents arrest Saudi traveler with altered passport and pressure cooker

Federal agents over the weekend arrested a Saudi Arabian man at Detroit Metro Airport who brought a pressure cooker with him on a flight from Amsterdam. Hussain Al Khawahir, 33, raised suspicion after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers noticed a page in his passport had been torn out.…

Details emerge about ‘pressure cooker’ bomb used at Boston Marathon

The two bombs at the Boston Marathon were shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, officials told reporters on Tuesday. The Associated Press reported the bombs were created by placing explosives and metal objects into 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers. The improvised explosives appear to have been hidden in duffel bags and left on the…