Nation Mar 23

Police barricade the area surrounding the home of suspected Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt March 21, 2018 in Pflugerville, Texas. Conditt blew himself up near a hotel on Interstate 35 in the early morning hours of March 21 after police SWAT teams closed in on him. Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images
Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

For many observers and activists, public comments about Mark Anthony Conditt were just the latest example in which a white suspect seemed to receive an injection of humanity that is less often extended to blacks, Muslims and others.

Nation Mar 21

A Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle blocks a street into the neighborhood where the Austin bomb suspect may lived in Pfluggerville, Texas. Photo by Jon Herskovitz/Reuters
Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.