Quotations of the day

“Someone knows who did this. Importantly, the person who did this is someone’s friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative.” — FBI agent Richard DesLauriers, who detailed the type of clues a bomber might have left during the Boston Marathon…

Officials: Attacks across Afghanistan kill 19

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the latest attacks across the country have killed at least 19 people, including police officers and health care workers. Wednesday’s attacks reflect an uptick in violence as spring fighting gets underway.…

Chinese bomb victim went to elite school in China

BEIJING (AP) — The third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese graduate student at Boston University originally from China’s northeastern city of Shenyang, a state-run Chinese newspaper reported Wednesday. The Shenyang Evening News said…

Outgoing Palestinian premier pleads for unity

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The outgoing Palestinian prime minister is urging for new elections and says it’s the only way to heal a bitter rift between the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In a farewell speech broadcast…

Iraqi officials: Attacks in western Baghdad kill 3

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two separate attacks in a western Baghdad suburb have killed three people and wounded 11. A police officer says gunmen in two SUVs opened fire on Wednesday morning on a military checkpoint…

Who’s the boss? Aniston relishes producer role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston may have played a terrible manager in the 2011 comedy “Horrible Bosses,” but in real life the actor turned-director/producer says she’s a total “pushover” when in charge. Aniston executive produced the upcoming…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The major storm of the West will emerge into the Plains on Wednesday with a mess of precipitation and strong to severe thunderstorms. As the system shifts eastward, cold temperatures…
Boston Photos

FBI appeals for help solving marathon bombings

BOSTON (AP) – Investigators are appealing to the public to come forward with photos, videos, or any clues that could help solve the Boston Marathon bombings. Th……
Gov. Sam Brownback

Brownback wants study of Kansas higher ed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback says that his upcoming tour of college campuses in Kansas is part of his effort to persuade legislators, policymakers and……

Rockets fired at Eilat in southern Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets were fired at Israel’s southern resort city of Eilat from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Wednesday, the Israeli military said. Nobody was hurt in the attack, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding…

Thousands of Pakistanis homeless after quake

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani army says it evacuated 16 seriously injured people by helicopter from the site of a deadly earthquake near the Iranian border. There are conflicting reports about the death toll from Tuesday’s magnitude…

Appeals court to hear challenge to gay therapy ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is preparing to hear arguments on whether a first-of-its-kind law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals in California from offering therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight violates…

A look at the bombing at the Boston Marathon

Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday killed three people and injured dozens more. A look at the facts in the case: ___ THE EXPLOSIONS Two bombs exploded about 10 seconds and 100…