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Mass. bomb suspect’s mom-in-law sickened by attack

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The mother-in-law of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed during a gunbattle with police said Friday her family is sickened by the horror inflicted by the deadly attack. Judith Russell was distraught as…
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One hour gunfight with suspect; now in custody

Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a parked boat before being captured.…

2 US citizens found guilty in NY in Taliban case

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. citizens have been found guilty in New York of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) says Friday Alwar Pouryan…

Prospective jurors voice anti-Jackson opinions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers have rejected some prospective jurors in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother against concert giant AEG. However, some of replacement candidates voiced strong opinions on Friday critical of the superstar…

Obama, Putin discuss Boston Marathon attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation into the Boston Marathon attacks. The two brothers police believe are responsible to Monday’s deadly explosions are ethnic Chechens from…

Colorado prosecutors make case for death penalty

DENVER (AP) — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes suggested again Friday that they might challenge the constitutionality of state laws on the death penalty and insanity pleas. Holmes’ attorneys said in a written motion that…

USA Today founder Neuharth dies in Florida at 89

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — USA Today founder Al Neuharth has died in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. The news was announced Friday by USA Today and by the Newseum, which he also founded. Neuharth changed American…

EPA: Calif failed to spend $455M on water projects

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of people rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants, federal regulators said…

Musical of ‘American Psycho’ to debut in London

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho” will first try to slay an audience in London. The Headlong theater company said Friday it will stage the world premiere, which features songs…

Woman in Hugh Jackman NYC stalking case indicted

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of stalking Hugh Jackman and throwing a razor at him has been indicted by a New York City grand jury. The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/11oD5xr) Kathleen Thurston appeared briefly in…

Chief: Slain MIT officer was dedicated, well liked

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier enjoyed climbing snowy mountains, training young boxers and playing kickball on a team called Kickhopopotamus. But most of all, he was dedicated to being a…

Hawaii travelers give island dogs second chance

The crowded animal shelter on the Hawaii island of Kauai has come up with a novel way of getting some of its dogs adopted. The Kauai Humane Society since December has been reaching out to tourists and other…

Gov.: Texas blast search, rescue largely complete

WEST, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says search and rescue operations have been largely completed in the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and injured about 200 others. Flanked by local officials,…

Arkansas turns to different lethal injection drug

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After surrendering its supply of a lethal injection drug to federal agents in 2011, Arkansas turned to a somewhat surprising place to look for another drug: a list prepared by lawyers for several…

Cops: 2 NJ kids lived in storage unit for a month

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two children found living in a 5-by-10-foot unit at a storage facility in New Jersey had been staying there with their mother for about a month, authorities said Friday. Their mother, Sheena Johnson, 27,…