Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
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Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

  BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a … Continue reading

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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

  ROME (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate … Continue reading

FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA
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FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A person believed responsible for shootings along highways over the last two weeks in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody, the FBI said early Wednesday. The FBI believes the person in custody is responsible for shootings along Maryland highways, including one … Continue reading

Latest gay marriage ruling creates confusion in Alabama
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Latest gay marriage ruling creates confusion in Alabama

  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court’s ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge’s earlier order to issue licenses. At least one probate office — in Mobile County, one of the state’s … Continue reading

AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement
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AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not run for re-election, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make a statement at … Continue reading

Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong
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Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that despite recent differences with the Obama administration over a looming nuclear deal with Iran the alliance between his country and the Unites States was “stronger than ever.” Kicking off a charged visit to Washington that has sparked criticism both in the U.S. and Israel, … Continue reading