BOSTON (AP) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer who had hoped to fight on the U.S. Olympic team, a man who said he had no American friends. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrestled at a prestigious high school, won a scholarship from his city and went on to university.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security's disability program is overwhelmed by so many claims that judges sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny just to keep up with the flow of cases, according to a lawsuit filed by the judges themselves.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - SWAT teams in armored vehicles swarmed the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt. But as evening fell, police had come up empty-handed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator said Friday the bombings in Boston raise questions about gaps in the U.S. immigration system, but a Democratic senator rejected such a connection and cautioned against conflating the Boston events with a new immigration bill.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A tip pointing to a cache of guns and a vehicle hidden at a storage unit helped investigators to unravel a meticulous revenge plot that had culminated in the killings of three people, including two North Texas prosecutors, a sheriff said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday as police conduct a massive manhunt for one of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The exception is air travel, as planes continued to take off and land at Logan International Airport.
People keep asking Joe Berti if he feels unlucky.
BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (AP) - A cat is recovering after it was dropped off at a Southern California animal shelter with its head and paws wrapped in duct tape.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Randy Newman launched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday with his ode to Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Democratic and four Republican senators formally unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday at a news conference attended by traditional opponents from big business and labor, conservative groups and liberal ones. The lawmakers argued that this time, thanks to that broad-based support, immigration overhaul legislation can succeed in Congress.
WEST, Texas (AP) - A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant.
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's electoral council says it will audit the voting machines that were not audited election night in an apparent rejection of the opposition's demand for a full vote-by-vote recount.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key U.S. senator is demanding to know who came up with the idea to launch a secret "Cuba Twitter" social network system.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a hiking trail.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A proposed California bill would force SeaWorld San Diego to stop using killer whales in its iconic shows and to release them from their tanks, the latest blowback that the exotic animal attraction has faced after a documentary criticized the marine park's animal welfare practices.
(Sacramento, CA) – The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $372.2 million for 105 school construction projects within 43 school districts throughout the state. The state matching funds are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds. State funding for these projects are provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55.
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 1-year-old girl who fell ill during her family's world sailing voyage and had to be rescued by the U.S. Navy has been responding well to medication after showing salmonella-like symptoms, her aunt said Monday as she waited for the warship carrying the family to return to San Diego.
Long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, heroin is spreading across the country. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February only underscored a problem many American communities already were combatting: the rising use of - and deaths from - heroin. Here are five things to know about this issue.
CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - Bikini-clad baristas working at a Northern California coffee shop are brewing up a bit of controversy with some folks upset with their attire.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is celebrating his 76th birthday.
BEIJING (AP) - The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about other defense operations, including cybersecurity, have so far lagged behind.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Stifling sobs, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday in his murder trial and apologized to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead, describing himself as traumatized and now on antidepressant medication, and sometimes waking from nightmares to the "smell of blood."
PERTH, Australia (AP) - An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search coordinator said Monday.