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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
Police detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings, media reported.
Fur flies as US gets to grips with rising problem of feral cats
It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats — rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria
Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.
Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men.
Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the hilltop shantytowns of this picturesque port city.
Authorities say a U.S. woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in the garage of her home in the western state of Utah.
Washington Post, The Guardian win Pulitzer for NSA revelations
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
String of strong earthquakes puts Nicaraguans on edge
Thousands of Nicaraguans woke up in the streets Monday after a sleepless night rocked by two strong earthquakes, part of a string of tremors that have kept the Central American country on edge since late last week.
Masked gunmen seized the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions that has swept Libya as the North African nation grapples with lawlessness since the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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