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April 21, 2015 4:25 PM Prosecutor: 'Tsarnaev was and is unrepentant, uncaring and untouched'

Jury to decide if Tsarnaev lives or dies Boston (CNN)It's not just that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev played a role in the deaths of four people and devastating injuries to scores more. It's how he did it -- in a way that each victim felt pain and terror, giving them time to suffer and shudder, but not to say goodbye. That was federal prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini's 20

April 21, 2015 4:14 PM Death penalty trial begins for Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON — The penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial kicked off Tuesday, with the same federal jury that convicted Dzokhar Tsarnaev now charged with determining whether he lives or dies. Judge George O'Toole walked jurors through factors they must consider in the first stage of their analysis. He explained that intentional killing or recklessness 24

April 21, 2015 4:01 PM 'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba runs Boston Marathon

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba made her home state proud as she finished the Boston Marathon on Monday in just over five hours. The Medfield, Massachusetts native and Boston University graduate wanted to make her athletic experience count beyond the court, so she ran for a cause close to her heart: cancer awareness. Part of the Dana Farber Marathon 22

April 21, 2015 3:30 PM Penalty Phase Opens in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened Tuesday with a prosecutor telling the jurors they will come to know the four people killed and "why their lives mattered." With enlarged photographs of the victims behind her, prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini said: "They were all beautiful, and they're all now gone." She described 22

April 21, 2015 2:52 PM Caucasus insurgent leader Kebekov killed in Russia

Aliaskhab Kebekov died in an attack in Buinaksk, Dagestan. GROZNY , Russia, April 21 (UPI) -- The leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Russia's North Caucasus region was killed in a counterterrorism operation. Under Kebekov's leadership of about a year, his group organized an attack on the heavily fortified city of Grozny, Chechnya, in which 15 police 25

April 21, 2015 2:51 PM Penalty Phase Underway in Boston Bombing Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombings trial got underway on Tuesday as a judge told jurors that "it is impossible for me to overstate the importance of the decision in front of you" — deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should live or die. The government, arguing for the death penalty, was expected to make its opening statement later in the day. The defense 20

April 21, 2015 2:23 PM The latest on Boston Marathon bombing trial: Death penalty foes rally, penalty phase to begin

About a dozen anti-death penalty protesters are demonstrating outside the federal courthouse as a jury gets ready to hear evidence on what punishment Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) should receive. Tsarnaev's lawyers and a prosecutor met with Judge George O'Toole Jr. for nearly an hour Tuesday morning as the penalty 22

April 21, 2015 1:08 PM Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital

A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. In addition to the deaths, at least eight people were wounded in the attack, said police officer Mohamed Hussein. Security forces secured the area around the Banoda restaurant, in Mogadishu, after the attack, said another senior 22

April 21, 2015 12:44 PM How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands. Over the years, thousands of people in Asia have also used boats to escape. Here’s a look at where many go, and how they are treated 39

April 21, 2015 12:07 PM Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20, as Sanaa bombing death toll rises

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The U.S. backed campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies, mainly Gulf Arab countries, is aimed at crushing the rebels 25