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This undated forensics photograph made by the FBI, released Tuesday, March 24, 2015, by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston, shows the scene of the April 19, 2013, gun battle in Watertown, Mass., between police and Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 260 spectators in April 2013. Tamerlan died after he was wounded during the gun battle and run over by Dzhokhar as he escaped. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense admitted during opening statements that Tsarnaev participated in the bombings. But Tsarnaev’s lawyer said he was a … 0

1 dead after car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MEADE, Md. — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire. One of the men died, the other was injured and a police officer also was … 0

Supreme Court questions North Carolina sex offender law

Monday, March 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina program of monitoring sex offenders by GPS needs closer judicial scrutiny, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. In an unsigned and unanimous decision that could rattle a number of states, the court rejected North Carolina’s arguments and concluded the ankle-bracelet monitoring program amounts to a search. The decision means convicted felons like Torrey Dale Grady can now challenge the … 0

Study: Businesses bottom line benefits from females in leadership roles

Monday, March 23, 2015

LONDON — When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers. Sodexo, … 0

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Monday, March 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions Monday when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method’s use when no lethal injection drugs are available. Herbert has said he … 0

US oil drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW YORK — OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry. … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wis. voter-ID law stands as U.S. high court rejects appeal WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Wisconsin to implement a voter-identification law that opponents say is one of the strictest in the nation. Rejecting … 0

U.S. raises doubts about Netanyahu

Sunday, March 22, 2015

JERUSALEM — The U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it’s impossible to reach a negotiated peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister, a question arises: “If negotiations are impossible, what other steps can be taken? Netanyahu said … 0

For many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they looked at trim people individuals, new research has found. … 0

Aden: Refuge, target

Sunday, March 22, 2015

ADEN, Yemen — This port city, perched on an extinct volcano protruding into the Arabian Sea on Yemen’s far southern edge, has become perhaps the last refuge of the country’s embattled president, and it feels like now all … 0

‘Completely innocent’

Sunday, March 22, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — As thousands of people gathered Sunday to bury a woman who was beaten and burned by an angry mob, Afghan officials said they found no proof that she had burned pages of the Koran as … 0

Going viral

Sunday, March 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man wasn’t any sicker at first than many of the other patients who arrive at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls. But he went downhill fast. Fever spiking, kidneys … 0

Confederate flag license plate at center of free speech case

Sunday, March 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin. Among the memorials is one that has stood … 0