Two bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 100.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhohar Tsarnaev said on his Russian social media page that his world view was “Islam,” while his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev talked about being “very religious” and complained there “are no values anymore,” according to an English-language Russian newspaper.
CAIRO — Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging “lone jihadis” to act on their own to carry out attacks.
Police on Thursday were still searching for survivors of a devastating Waco, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that killed up to 15 and injured at least 160. Waco Police DepartmentSgt. William Patrick Swanton told Fox News early Thursday morning that the death count is still unknown and could range between 5 and 15, The number of injured is upwards of 160, based on reports from three hospitals that have passed along injury updates to police.
A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials by saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck.”
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, delivered his tough-love assessment of efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act during a budget hearing that featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The FBI said late Wednesday that it had arrested a Mississippi man accused of sending letters tested positive for the poison ricin to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi justice official.
The arrest capped a day in which official Washington was on edge after several senators reported questionable mail delivered to their offices at the Capitol and in their respective states.