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New York authorities found materials that could be used to make explosives in a Queens home following a fire

Materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home after a fire was reported in part of the house Tuesday, authorities said.



a truck that is driving down the street: Authorities are investigating after materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home.


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Authorities are investigating after materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home.

The property’s landlord found items that raised concern after the fire in the downstairs portion of the residence was extinguished, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism for the New York Police Department said.

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Investigators discovered books on military explosives and boobytraps in the home, as well as chemicals and some written material, Miller said.

The individual who lives in the residence was described as “distraught” and was taken to a local hospital for observation, Miller said. He could face charges.

“Right now he is a patient in a hospital as an emotionally disturbed person,” Miller said. “While we continue this investigation,

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Possible Bomb-Making Materials Found at Queens Home After Fire: Police Sources

Chemicals that could possibly be used to make explosives were found inside a Queens home Tuesday night, hours after a fire broke out at the address, law enforcement officials said.



a traffic light sitting on the side of a road: Chemicals that could possibly be used to make explosives were found inside a Queens home Tuesday night, hours after a fire broke out at the address, law enforcement officials said


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Chemicals that could possibly be used to make explosives were found inside a Queens home Tuesday night, hours after a fire broke out at the address, law enforcement officials said


Earlier in the afternoon, a man at the Astoria address was taken to the hospital with burns on his hands as a result of the blaze, according to police. As police and fire officials were at the scene, the landlord of the building flagged down firefighters to take a look inside some boxes inside the man’s home, a police source told NBC New York.

As much as 40 pounds of potassium nitrate was found at the home, a senior law enforcement official said,

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Jason Wu Created a Runway Show Using All Materials from Lowe’s

Fashion designers—they’re just like us! At least designer Jason Wu and those of us who love a good home DIY, that is. The New York–based designer hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe’s Home Improvement to set the scene for the event, which was inspired by Wu’s favorite vacation destination: Tulum, Mexico.



a person in a blue shirt: Designer Jason Wu hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe's to set the scene.


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Designer Jason Wu hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe’s to set the scene.

“This is one of my most transformative shows to date,” said Wu of the event. “It was such a unique time to be designing and while it was a major adjustment at first, I think I’ve become even more inspired to see the beauty in everything.”



Wu setting the scene.


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Wu setting the scene.

This includes the decor options at Lowe’s, which launched a new partnership

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Liz Kamarul’s Kitchen Renovation Made the Most of Existing Materials

Liz Kamarul’s 1890s New Orleans home may be old, but her kitchen could not have been newer. When the designer and her husband, Tim, moved into the Central City house just over a year ago, the modern cooking space, with its white Shaker cabinets and gray granite countertops, stuck out like a sore thumb against the tall ceilings, ornate moldings, and original plasterwork. Something had to change, but still the couple hesitated. 

“It was hard to justify ripping out brand-new items; it felt very wasteful,” says Kamarul. The designer gave herself a goal: Reuse as much as possible. In the end Kamarul kept everything but the faucet—which she swapped for a matte black option from Kohler—during a whirlwind six-week renovation as part of the One Room Challenge. Here’s how she brought in texture and character—and saved at least $5,000 by salvaging all those materials.

A Repurposed Pantry

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