Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley speaks at a news conference. (Video: Reuters; photo: AP)
The suspect has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, according to two officials familiar with the investigation. Authorities believe he was responsible for a string of explosions in Austin and outside San Antonio, though they are investigating whether he had help.
Conditt died early today after police say he detonated an explosive device in his vehicle as officers closed in on him. They warned that he may have left more explosives behind and urged residents of Austin and surrounding areas to remain vigilant.
Negotiators closed in on a $1.3 trillion that includes obstacles to President Trump’s immigration agenda but leaves a major New York area infrastructure project he fiercely opposes in limbo, according to three officials familiar with its outlines.
When he called Russia’s president after his reelection, Trump ignored specific warnings from his aides, including a “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” note in his briefing materials. Trump also chose not to heed talking points on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
Researchers concluded that factors such as lower fuel costs, increased teleworking, higher car ownership and the rise of alternatives such as Uber and Lyft are pulling people off trains and buses at record levels.