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April 15, 2014 - 2:53pm
1 week 2 days ago

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb nearly three years ago.

Federal prosecutors in Boston revealed in court documents that a friend of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) told authorities he and Tsarnaev participated in the killings in the city of Waltham (WAHL'-tham)....

April 15, 2014 - 2:50pm
1 week 2 days ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

Utah investigators are examining DNA from the babies to determine who the parents are, studying the bones to find out how long ago the babies died and interrogating family members and talking to neighbors in pursuit of clues about how she did it. They...

April 15, 2014 - 2:49pm
1 week 2 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

The investigation languished for more than 18 months until just a few days after the Boston Marathon explosions, when the FBI identified the suspected bombers as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19,...

April 15, 2014 - 2:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April. 7, to Sunday April 13:

UNITED STATES

1. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records)

2. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records)

3. Jason Derulo, "Talk Dirty - feat. 2 Chainz" (Warner Bros. Records)

4. Bastille, "Pompeii" (Virgin Records Ltd)

5. Various Artists, "Let It Go" (Disney...

April 15, 2014 - 2:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities were searching Tuesday for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota, where he told one victim she would remain a virgin because he was a "man of God," according to a criminal complaint.

Victor Arden Barnard is facing 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct related to two young women who said they were abused for nearly a decade at his secluded...

April 15, 2014 - 2:44pm
1 week 2 days ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 7, to Sunday April 13, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. Ed Sheeran, "Sing" (Atlantic Records UK)

2. First Aid Kit, "My Silver Lining" (Columbia)

3. Jack White, "High Ball Stepper" (Third Man/Columbia)...

April 15, 2014 - 2:44pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S. officials are actively discussing imposing new sanctions against individuals tied to the Russian government or linked to events in Ukraine.

She said Tuesday that broader...

April 15, 2014 - 2:39pm
1 week 2 days ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As testimony began in a long-delayed trial against former Catholic priest James Schook, a witness said Tuesday that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.

Schook, 66, was indicted on seven sodomy charges in 2011, but he sought several delays of the court proceedings as he battled terminal skin cancer.

The witness, Richard Whitfield, said Tuesday that he had an...

April 15, 2014 - 2:35pm
1 week 2 days ago

iBook charts for week ending April 14, 2014:

Top Paid Books

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Group US)

5. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company)...

April 15, 2014 - 2:33pm
1 week 2 days ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1 A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan

2 Monument Valley, ustwo

3 R.B.I. Baseball 14, MLB.com

4 Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

5 Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

6 Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

7 Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

8...

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