Paul Ross Evans, who was arrested last month on charges that he attempted to bomb a women's health clinic in Austin, Texas, was indicted on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Austin has charged Evans with five criminal counts, including an attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction, which is punishable by life in prison, and using and carrying a destructive device in order to commit an act of violence. Evans also faces a charge of possessing a destructive device as a convicted felon.
The homemade bomb was left in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center in late April. While the device was successfully disarmed, authorities have said that, if detonated, the bomb could have killed or seriously injured anyone within 100 feet. Video surveillance cameras and credit card records implicate Evans in the purchasing and manufacturing of the bomb.
5/20/2013 Afghan Violence Against Women Law Blocked in Parliament - On Saturday, the Speaker of the Lower House of Afghan Parliament delayed a vote on the Elimination of Violence against Women law after two hours of vociferous debate between conservative religious and more liberal members of Parliament. . . .
5/20/2013 Walmart, American Retailers Refuse to Join Bangladesh Accord - Walmart, along with 13 other major North American companies, refused to sign a legally binding agreement to improve working conditions for overseas factory workers that manufacture their clothes after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh killing an estimated 1300 workers, the New York Times reports.
The agreement requires retailers pay $500,000 to improve worker safety measures over a five year period. . . .