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Apr 1, 2015

Defense rests in first phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense admitted during opening statements that ...

Apr 1, 2015

New York man arrested for defrauding parents of abducted children

A New York man who headed a group billing itself as a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abduction and trafficking was arrested on Tuesday on charges of defrauding the parents of children nabbed by international kidnapping rings, authorities said. Peter Senese, 49, founding director ...

Lufthansa flight school knew Lubitz's depression

Apr 1, 2015

Lufthansa flight school knew Lubitz's depression

The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. The statement is potentially ...

Mar 31, 2015

U.S. leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference

The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors’ conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organization’s largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country. Earlier, Kuwait, ...

Mar 31, 2015

Spain police arrest family, say children were to join jihad

The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four members of a family, including two minors who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters. A ministry statement said a couple and two boys, both aged under 16, were arrested in the ...

Male pair dressed as females try to ram NSA gate with car

Mar 31, 2015

Male pair dressed as females try to ram NSA gate with car

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and ...

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

Mar 31, 2015

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of “disturbing indications” that the tally could be subject to political interference. ...