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'I don't understand them,' bombing suspect said of Americans

DEVELOPING: The brothers behind Monday’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon are believed to have come to the U.S. from Chechnya as long as a decade ago, but apparently never fit in with the American culture. “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them,” the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police hours after the pair was identified as suspects, told a photographer in 2009. What drove him and his brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, who lived with him in Cambridge, Mass., to perpetrate the deadly attack — which killed three people and injured 176 others — is not clear. They are believed to be Muslim and to have had military training overseas. But the older brother, who was 26, also worked out in a gym and dreamed of making the U.S. Olympic boxing team, according to an online photojournalism slideshow that chronicled his training. Continue Reading →

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3 years later: oil spill cleanup, study carries on

At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Brown pelicans and seagulls cruise the shoreline, plucking fish and crabs from the water. Snails hold firm to tall blades of marsh grass. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble, from tiny organisms to dolphins. Yet the long-term environmental impact from the spill is still not fully known and will likely be debated for years to come. Continue Reading →

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US seeks information from Pakistan on list of names

Pakistan’s intelligence agency has received two lists of names from U.S. officials seeking information believed to be related to the Boston Marathon bombings, sources in Pakistan have told Fox News. The names on the lists have not been disclosed but include both Pakistani citizens and dual U.S.-Pakistani nationals, the sources told Fox News. U.S. officials want to know if any of those named had links to militant or religious extremist groups in Pakistan, the sources said. Pakistani intelligence is also expected to check the names of those who recently traveled to or from Pakistan, along with information on their relatives, friends, and places they may have visited. “The Americans have shared lists with us, comprising names of some suspects – mostly dual nationals. Continue Reading →

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Amanda Knox sometimes 'paralyzed' with anxiety

Amanda Knox says in a new interview that she’s sometimes “paralyzed” with anxiety stemming from the death of her roommate in Italy and the trial that saw her convicted, then acquitted, in a case that made headlines across the globe. Knox recently spoke to People magazine over several days at her in mother’s home in Seattle. Last month, Italy’s highest criminal court overturned her acquittal in the 2007 slaying of British student Meredith Kercher and ordered a new trial. Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new legal proceeding. Knox tells People she is still dealing with difficult emotions. Continue Reading →

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Conn. man convicted in fatal arson case

A 26-year-old Connecticut man has been convicted of three counts of arson resulting in death for an apartment fire that killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy. Hector Natal was convicted Thursday by a federal court jury in New Haven. His father Hector Morales was convicted of being an accessory after the fact. They were both convicted of witness tampering and drug charges. The fire killed 42-year-old Wanda Roberson, her 8-year-old son, Quayshawn and her 21-year-old niece, Jaqueeta Roberson. Continue Reading →

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Boston marathon runner returns home to Texas to witness plant explosion

People keep asking Joe Berti if he feels unlucky. A bomb exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon seconds after Berti finished the race. Two days later, he was in his home state of Texas when he saw a fertilizer plant explode near Waco. “I was just like, ‘I can’t believe this!”‘ said Berti, who said he had never witnessed an explosion before. Then he thought: “I just want to get out of here and get away from all these explosions.” Continue Reading →

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Air search finds no trace of missing Okla. man

A short break in windy weather on Thursday allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young Oklahoma man who set out to test himself against the wilderness. However, rancher Patty Jenkins saw no trace of Dustin Self, who was last heard from a month ago after being inspired by the movie “Into The Wild.” Self’s lime green tent was not visible, either. Self’s pickup truck was found Monday on the northeast flank of Steens Mountain. Jenkins flew over the area and five nearby cabins used by hunters and cowboys. Continue Reading →

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Storm woes range from sinkhole to snow to twisters

Nature is throwing all it has at Middle America, from snow in the north to tornadoes in the Plains, and enough rain in Chicago to cause a sinkhole that swallowed cars. National Weather Service watches and warnings are in place across the region Thursday. Up to a foot of snow is forecast for parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Downpours are causing rivers to bust their banks in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Tornadoes caused scattered damage in Oklahoma. Continue Reading →

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Georgia detective allegedly pulls gun in McDonald's drive-thru

A metro Atlanta police sergeant accused of pulling a gun on a customer in a McDonalds drive-thru as been arrested. Forsyth County sheriff’s spokesman Courtney Spriggs Wednesday said DeKalb County police Sgt. Scott Biumi has been charged with aggravated assault after authorities say he pointed a gun at a man during an argument on April 9. Sheriff’s officials say surveillance footage from inside the restaurant shows the 48-year-old sergeant step between the man’s car and the drive-thru window. Authorities say he pointed the weapon into the car as he leaned into the driver’s side window. Continue Reading →

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