• Boston Bomb Suspect Taken into Custody, Police Say

    Boston Bomb Suspect Taken into Custody, Police Say

    (WATERTOWN, Mass.) — The alleged Boston Marathon bomber who hid from authorities for more than 12 hours was captured Friday night by police, sending cheers through the Watertown neighborhood where he was found. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was found lying in a boat in the backyard of a residential neighborhood around 7 p.m. ET Friday evening by a homeowner. Gunfire broke out in the immediate aftermath of the discovery, but quickly stopped as police hunkered down for a standoff with Tsarnaev that lasted a little more than an hour and a half. Around 8:45 p.m. ET, Tsarnaev was taken into custody… Read more

  • Gunshots Erupt in Watertown Where Boston Bomb Suspect Vanished

    Gunshots Erupt in Watertown Where Boston Bomb Suspect Vanished

    (WATERTOWN, Mass.) — Gunfire erupted shortly Friday evening in Watertown, Mass., where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was believed to be hiding. Dozens of law enforcement officers rushed to secure a perimeter around Franklin Street in Watertown, where residents were immediately warned to stay indoors and “shelter in place.” The developments came just minutes after a press conference by law enforcement officials and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said a massive dragnet had failed to find the suspect. The governor lifted an order that kept people in Watertown, Boston and surrounding suburbs inside all day. The… Read more

  • Door-to-Door SWAT Search for Boston Bomb Suspect

    Door-to-Door SWAT Search for Boston Bomb Suspect

    (BOSTON) — Heavily armed SWAT teams backed by military-style vehicles searched door-to-door through a paralyzed Boston suburb Friday for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. The suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was believed to be armed with an automatic rifle and a cache of other weapons. He was last believed to be hiding in Watertown, Mass., but residents of Boston and surrounding suburbs have been told to remain inside and lock their doors. Gov. Deval Patrick issued a city-wide “shelter in place” order that states, “Please understand we have an armed and dangerous person(s) still at large and police actively… Read more

  • Local Police 'Can't Stop Crying' over MIT Officer Slain in Shootout

    Local Police 'Can't Stop Crying' over MIT Officer Slain in Shootout

    (BOSTON) — Sean Collier, then a civilian at the Somerville Police Department, where he worked in information technology for five years, had dreamed of becoming a police officer. So he left last year to become a patrol officer at MIT, but his name still floated to the top of the list for consideration as a cop in Somerville. When his former colleagues there heard that he had been killed in a shootout Thursday night with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, they were “devastated.” “All the girls and dispatchers can’t stop crying,” Lt. William Rymill of the Somerville Police said. “It’s… Read more

  • Boy Scouts May Allow Gay Youth Members, Not Gay Leaders

    Boy Scouts May Allow Gay Youth Members, Not Gay Leaders

    (NEW YORK) — The Boy Scouts of America on Friday announced a proposal to end its ban on gay youth members, but not its exclusion of openly gay leaders. The proposed change to its membership guidelines could mean that youths will no longer be denied membership based upon their sexual orientation or preference. “While perspectives and opinions vary significantly, parents, adults in the scouting community, and teens alike tend to agree that youth should not be denied the benefits of scouting,” the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) said in a statement on Friday. “For this reason, the executive committee, on… Read more

  • Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Killed 13, Injured 200

    Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Killed 13, Injured 200

    (WEST, Texas) — At least 13 people, including firefighters and emergency medical workers, were killed and about 200 more injured in the massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, according to officials. The number of deaths and injuries could still grow as search and recovery efforts continue at the site of the plant, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The explosion rocked the rural Texas town Wednesday night, flattening buildings for blocks around the fertilizer plant. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. Of the individuals confirmed dead, five were volunteer firefighters, four… Read more

  • Bombing Suspect's Twitter Account Appears to Be @J_tsar

    Bombing Suspect's Twitter Account Appears to Be @J_tsar

    (NEW YORK) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who is currently at large, was apparently active on Twitter, even after the explosions on Monday. According to a friend of Tsarnaev’s and other evidence examined by ABC News’ social desk, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter account appears to be @J_tsar. “I’m a stress free kind of guy,” @J_tsar tweeted on Wednesday, April 17, at 12:26 a.m., two days after the bombing. Later that day he also retweeted Mufti Ismail Menk, a self-described Muslim scholar, (@muftimenk): “Attitude can take away your beauty no matter how good looking you are or… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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