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April 23, 2015 11:36 AM Government expected to rest in Boston Marathon bombing sentencing trial

BOSTON — The prosecution is likely to rest on Thursday in the penalty phase of the trial for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The government has called 12 witnesses in the two full days they have been arguing for the death penalty. The two days have consisted primarily of grueling testimony from bombing survivors and heart-wrenching impact statements 24

April 23, 2015 11:11 AM Jury weighing Boston bomber's fate to hear of victims' suffering

BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors hearing the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to hear more emotional testimony on Thursday about the deadly 2013 attack's toll on its victims and their families. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, early this month was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 20

April 23, 2015 9:28 AM Yemen conflict: What's going on? What happens next?

(CNN)The deadly conflict raging in Yemen reflects wider tensions in the unstable Middle East, pitting U.S. allies against militias supported by Iran. The chaos in the impoverished nation has blunted the U.S. fight against a key division of al Qaeda, which has exploited the vacuum to try to extend its influence. The conflict in Yemen is seen by many as in danger 26

April 23, 2015 6:20 AM Afghan Museum Seeks to Remember Anti-Soviet War

The Jihad Museum in the Afghan city of Herat sits in a hillside garden, surrounded by blooming rose bushes and the detritus of the war against the Soviet Union — a war that claimed thousands of lives in this city alone. A MiG fighter jet and an attack helicopter captured from the enemy are parked on a manicured lawn in front of the circular building 21

April 23, 2015 6:18 AM Afghan museum seeks to remember, not glorify, horrors of war against Soviet Union

In this Sunday, April 12, 2015 photo, tour guide Sayed Hassan, looks at statues depicting a "Mujahideen" gathering, at the Jihad Museum, in Herat city, west of capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite being an obvious homage to victory over the Soviet Union, the museum’s creators say it does not seek to glorify war. The goal, they insist, is to preserve the memories 50

April 23, 2015 5:11 AM Victims Describe Injuries, Loss at Marathon Bombing Trial

The long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing was brought home to jurors as the loved ones of two of the people killed in the attack described their profound loss. The testimony came on Wednesday, the second day of the penalty phase in the trial of convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The jury first heard from the family of Massachusetts Institute 25

April 23, 2015 3:39 AM Relatives remember lost loved ones at bombing trial

The focus of the penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shifted Wednesday afternoon to the life — and death — of Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu, the only child in a close Chinese family whose parents reluctantly helped her move to Boston. The death of the 23-year-old Lu has so devastated her parents that it was impossible 25

April 22, 2015 10:12 PM Photo, video of defiant Boston Marathon bomber giving the finger to jail cell camera released

BOSTON – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev peered into the security camera in the corner of his jail cell, fussed with his hair while looking in the reflective glass, flashed a two-digit salute like a teenager taking a selfie and then defiantly put up his middle finger. A photo and video footage of the obscene gesture were released publicly Wednesday 20

April 22, 2015 9:19 PM Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Sees Video of Tsarnaev Making Obscene Gesture to Camera

The jurors who will decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death for the Boston Marathon bombings were shown a video on Wednesday in which he gave the middle finger to a camera in a courthouse cell. The video was recorded in July 2013, less than three months after the attack. It was introduced by the defense in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's 19

April 22, 2015 6:23 PM Convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev primped, flashed middle finger for jail cameras: prosecutors

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen giving the middle finger to a security camera inside his jail cell three months after he was arrested in the terror attack. Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used surveillance cameras in his jail cell as a mirror to fluff his air and give authorities the middle finger just months after planting two homemade 19