Police Investigate ‘Pressure Cooker’ Search

    FILE - This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press, shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

    Remains of device used in Boston bombings. (FBI, via AP)

    Don't worry, no one’s monitoring your Google searches. (Just kidding!) On Wednesday a Long Island woman said her home was visited by six police investigators questioning her search for pressure cookers, her son’s interest in news about the Boston bombings, and her husband’s browsing of backpacks online. She described the encounter on Medium.com: “Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked.” By then, she wrote, “they had realised they were not dealing with terrorists.”

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