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Authorities said it happened in 30 seconds: A throng of up to 60 juveniles mobbed a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday in Oakland and mugged passengers. At least two people were injured and required medical attention. The youngsters were spotted by witnesses hastily jumping over fare gates before boarding a Dublin-bound train just after 9:20 p.m. at the Coliseum Station on San Leandro Street, according the BART Police Department. Once the minors entered the train, police said, they swarmed passengers and robbed six people by force. Another passenger was robbed on the railway platform. Authorities said a purse, duffel bag and five cellphones were taken during the robberies. At least two passengers
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North Korea has threatened to sink the USS Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Information about these modern carriers shows that are immensely difficult to attack successfully. The Vinson was launched in 1980 and has been upgraded several times since then. The United States has 10 Nimitz-class carriers. Each is 1,092 feet long and displaces over 100,000 tons of water. The carriers are fast, and can reach a top speed of 30 knots. They have crews of over 5,000 and can hold 90 planes. According to The National Interest, there are several reasons carriers are very hard to attack, and harder to sink. First, their speed allows them to outrun many other ships, particularly submarines. They have
A remote area in Afghanistan barely shows signs from the US military’s “Mother of All Bombs,” its largest non-nuclear device ever deployed in combat - a scarred mountainside, burned trees and ruined mud-brick structures. Images and video from the blast site also offer little evidence of how much human damage it inflicted, though Afghan officials last week said 94 militants were killed, Reuters reported. Since the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb was dropped on a fortified tunnel complex used by suspected ISIS jihadists in Nangarhar province, access to the site has been controlled by US and Afghan troops battling the terror group. A witness viewed the site from several hundred yards away because the US military said that continued fighting prevented reporters or independent investigators from getting close.
The Barrett M107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. While Barrett’s reputation of “flawless reliability” has made the M107 the sniper weapon of choice, the rifle is just like any other essential tool: It often breaks when you need it most. Don Cook, a Marine veteran who’s been maintaining M107s for more than two decades, told National Geographic in 2011 that he one day received a call to Barrett’s workshop from a harried young Marine. During maintenance of the unit’s M107, the Marine had bent the ears of the rifle’s lower receiver; the next day, after engaging the enemy, they discovered the rifle wouldn’t fire consistently.