Month: December 2020

Nashville bombing suspect told ex-girlfriend he had cancer and gave possessions away in weeks leading up to suicide, reports say as authorities investigate 5G-paranoia motive

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Law-enforcement officials investigate the house belonging to Anthony Warner, the suspect in the Nashville bombing, on Saturday. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
  • Anthony Warner, the suspect in the Nashville bombing, recently told an ex-girlfriend he had cancer and started giving away his possessions in the weeks before what authorities have described as a suicide attack, The New York Times reported.

  • Local outlets reported that authorities were investigating whether Warner was paranoid about 5G technology.

  • The technology has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and baseless claims, including that it causes cancer and prompted the coronavirus outbreak.

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What is 5G paranoia? Nashville bombing renews conspiracy theories

A Tennessee man who federal investigators say detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day may have been paranoid about 5G technology, reports say.

Investigators say they are now looking into Anthony Warner’s alleged 5G paranoia and if it motivated the bombing, ABC News reported. Warner, identified as the suspect in the bombing, was killed in the explosion, the FBI said.

Douglas Korneski, an FBI special agent in charge, told ABC News investigators “are aware of certain things online, and we’re looking at every possible motive.” That includes whether Warner believed “5G technology was being used to spy on

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Best rookie pitchers from 2020

The 2020 season came and went in a flash, but plenty of rookies still took the opportunity to leave their mark. As the new year begins, we’re looking back at the ones who left the biggest impressions.

We already covered the star rookie hitters. Now it’s time to take a look at the rookie pitchers — using Statcast’s tracking technology to pick out the ones who showed signs of even bigger things to come, by showcasing skills beyond the traditional “baseball card” stats.

Here are nine rookie pitchers who stood out in 2020.

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officials identify Anthony Warner as the bomber

<span>Photograph: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Authorities in Tennessee on Sunday named a 63-year-old Nashville resident as the perpetrator of the Christmas morning bombing that injured three people and destroyed sections of the city’s historic downtown.

Anthony Quinn Warner, an information technology contractor from the south eastern suburb of Antioch, instigated and was killed in the explosion, according to law enforcement sources at an evening press briefing.

“Warner is the bomber,” Don Cochran, US attorney for the middle district of Tennessee, said. “He was present when the bomb went off, and he perished in the bombing.”

Investigators matched DNA from human tissue

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Why Nashville Bomb Investigators Feared Copycat Attacks by 5G Conspiracists

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In this handout image provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department, a screengrab of surveillance footage shows the recreational vehicle suspected of being used in the Christmas day bombing on December 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The theory that fears of 5G technology might have been behind the Nashville bombing on Christmas Day prompted federal, state and local law enforcement officials to focus on the possibility of additional or copycat threats to U.S. telecommunications infrastructure, according to restricted government threat warnings exclusively obtained by Newsweek.

Domestic intelligence agencies have warned that conspiracy theorists might attack “critical

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