"Once upon a time, doomsday stories—“War of the Worlds,” “Planet of the Apes”—were adults-only fare. Today one of the hottest segment of children’s literature is about surviving the end of the world. Scholastic is printing 200,000 copies of the teen-oriented “The Hunger Games,” about 24 kids in the ruins of North America forced by the government to kill each other in a “Survivor”-like contest."
—Newsweek July 21, 2008
‘Underwear Bomber’ Gets Life Sentence. Read Our Original Coverage.
As the Airbus 330 carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members began its descent into Detroit on Christmas Day, witnesses say Abdulmutallab got up from his seat by the window in the economy section and went to the bathroom. He stayed there for 20 minutes. When he returned, he told his seatmate that his stomach had been bothering him. He put a blanket over his lap and tried to inject chemicals from a syringe into a packet containing three ounces of explosive powder that he had retrieved from his underpants. The bomb should have been powerful enough to blow a hole in the plane. But instead passengers heard a popping sound, like a firecracker, and saw flames.
Newsweek January 11, 2010
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