AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin was caused by an "incendiary device" and is not related to the series of bombs that has rocked Texas' capital city. The Austin Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said via Twitter that the blast Tuesday night at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city wasn't caused by a package bomb, as initially reported, but an incendiary device.
TYLER, Texas (AP) - A 34-year-old East Texas man on death row for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman during a robbery at her home has received an execution date. A Smith County judge has set Clifton Williams for lethal injection June 21 in Huntsville for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her home in Tyler in July 2005.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The slogan "Keep Austin Weird" doesn't feel so fun anymore. The beloved local motto in the Texas capital isn't supposed to apply to something as sinister as the string of deadly recent bombings. The blasts have sent a deep chill through a city known for warm weather, live music, barbeque and, above all, not taking itself too seriously. Police are seeking a motive for the five bombings that have killed two people and badly wounded four others since March 2.
(AP) - Delivery companies like FedEx try to spot suspicious packages but don't X-ray them all. Security is tightest for parcels that are placed on passenger airplanes. The high cost of sending every US package through a CT scanner or X-ray machine has led to a 'risk-based' approach designed to spot suspicious packages _ drugs, guns or bombs. FedEx and UPS decline to discuss their security measures.
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