FBI Tsarnaev Investigation

FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags. FBI spokesman Jason Pack confirmed that agents went to…
Theater

Sarah Jessica Parker aboard Amanda Peet’s play

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Peet has managed to lure Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker to share a stage again with her first play. The Manhattan Theater Club said Monday it will stage the world premiere…
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Tony Award nominations may have a British accent

NEW YORK (AP) — Two stories born in Britain are vying for America’s biggest theater prize. “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” are each a virtual lock to get a Tony Award nomination Tuesday for best musical and each show…
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US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite what you may have heard, China isn’t the country’s biggest creditor. America is. The bulk of the national debt — soon to exceed a staggering $17 trillion — is held by the Federal Reserve,…
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Atlanta mayor vows enhanced security for road race

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Atlanta and organizers of an annual road race that draws 60,000 runners to the city say they will be taking enhanced security measures in the wake of the April 15 Boston marathon bombings.…
Court

Trial to begin for man accused of throwing bombs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of throwing pipe bombs at Montana troopers during a highway chase last fall was to go on trial Monday on seven counts of attempting to kill a law-enforcement officer.…
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Regulators: Drilling didn’t foul NE Pa. wells

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — State environmental regulators looking into a high-profile case of methane contamination in northeastern Pennsylvania have concluded that ga……
Jury Selection

July sentencing date in attack on Christian group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to three charges in a shooting that wounded a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group awaits sentencing in mid-summer. A judge on Monday…
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Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case:…
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Student Shoots Self

A student at an all-male Catholic high school pulled out a gun in front of other students in his first-period classroom Monday morning and shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, police said.…
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Authorities: Student shoots self in Ohio classroom

CINCINNATI (AP) — A student at an Ohio Catholic high school is in critical condition after police say he pulled out a gun and shot himself in his classroom. A University o……
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Search continues for British man in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy continue to search a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man who was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat. United Kingdom officials reported…
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Drama Desk Award nominations are unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway show “Giant” and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody” lead the Drama Desk nomination race this season, with the British import “Matilda,” the audience-friendly “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”…
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Ex-Mich. congresswoman presides over ET hearings

DETROIT (AP) — Ex-U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Detroit and six other former Congress members are presiding over hearings on the existence of extraterrestrials. The 30 hours of congressional-style hearings kicked off Monday and are scheduled to…
Police

UK police: Pedophile probe finds widespread abuse

LONDON (AP) — A new investigation re-examining decades-old child abuse claims at 18 children’s care homes in north Wales has identified 140 possible victims, British police said Monday. The probe collected “significant evidence of systemic and serious sexual…
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Review: Impressive debut by blues vet Gitlo Lee

Gitlo Lee, “Comin’ Out the Hole” (Chuckie Productions) Gitlo Lee sings with glee, whether the subject is beer, large women, collard greens, silk sheets, the Okefenokee Swamp or coffee in the morning — one of his euphemisms for…
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Kenneth Appel dies, used computer on map question

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Kenneth Appel, a mathematician who was the first to use a computer to prove a century-old major mathematical theorem, has died at age 80 in Dover, N.H. The Tasker Funeral Home confirms that Appel,…
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Guinea-Bissau acting president says elections soon

BISSAU, Guinea Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau’s interim president pledged to hold elections before the end of the year. Interim President Manuel Serifo Mhamadjo spoke to the press Sunday after returning to the country after spending just over a…
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Jury convicts Ill. official of lying about water

CHICAGO (AP) — A one-time suburban Chicago official was convicted Monday of lying for decades about drawing water for residents from a well the village knew was tainted by a cancer-causing chemical. Theresa Neubauer, 55, is the only…