For bombing suspects, question may be who led whom

BOSTON (AP) — Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, “then crushing their beliefs with facts.” The older brother sought individual glory in the…

Police: Shots fired at Colo. pot holiday gathering

DENVER (AP) — Denver police say one person has been shot in the leg and another is down with unknown injuries after shots were fired at a marijuana celebration held to mark the counterculture holiday 4/20. Witnesses say…

Suburb becomes war zone in days after bombings

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used their carjacking victim’s ATM card before a gunfight with authorities. Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau says the suspects also told the carjacking victim they bombed Monday’s…

FBI: Ill. man tried to join al-Qaida-linked group

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who was friends with a man charged last year with trying to bomb a Chicago bar was arrested at an airport on his way to try to join a terrorist group in…

5 snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanche

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — Five snowboarders were killed Saturday afternoon in a backcountry avalanche on Colorado’s Loveland Pass, authorities said. Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said in a statement that six snowboarders were caught in the slide.…

Hagel on first trip to Mideast as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday began a weeklong trip to the Middle East to consult with Israeli leaders on Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear program and to discuss a set of U.S. arms…

Mail carrier who sent dud pipe bombs apologizes

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Iowa letter carrier who sent threatening letters and dud pipe bombs to investment firms has apologized in a federal courtroom in Chicago, telling a judge that he is ashamed of what he did.…

AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the past two days in Boston

For a time, it seemed like the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed. But then there were…

A look at Boston Marathon bombing, investigation

Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 killed three people and wounded scores. Authorities launched a massive manhunt for two suspects seen on surveillance video. A look at the basics of the…

Gov: Bombing suspect seriously hurt but stable

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in serious but stable condition and likely can’t communicate yet. Patrick spoke outside Fenway Park after appearing in a pregame ceremony…

Official: Small fires erupting at Texas blast site

WEST, Texas (AP) — Officials are telling residents displaced by the massive fertilizer plant explosion in Texas that tanks on site are leaking gas and causing small fires. They say the fires are contained, but they are preventing…