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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Tsarnaev trial: Father tells jury about boy’s death at Boston Marathon

- Associated Press

With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son’s pale, torn body and realized he wouldn’t make it.

Cars and trucks are stranded Thursday, March 5, 2015, along Interstate 65 in Hardin and Bullitt counties in Kentucky due to a heavy accumulation of snow that fell overnight. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Pat McDonogh)

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

- Associated Press

A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia.

In a Saturday, March 1, 2014, photo, Scott Janssen keeps control of his sled rounding the corner near Goose Lake during the ceremonial start for Iditarod 42 in Anchorage, Alaska. A weather pattern that has buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and relatively snow-free this winter, forcing the world's most famous sled dog race farther north. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News,Anne Raup)

Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north

- Associated Press

Much of the start of the world’s most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, far right, leaves the FBI offices in St. Louis after meeting with federal officials on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Michael Brown’s parents announce civil lawsuit in death

- Associated Press

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson and former Officer Darren Wilson.

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Nepal's airport to remain closed at least another day

- Associated Press

Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday.

A pedestrian walks alongside tire tracks in the deep snow on Mississippi Ave. in southeast Fort Worth, Texason  Thursday, March 5, 2015.  The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Dallas-Fort Worth area until midday.  (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram,  Ron T. Ennis)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

Flights canceled, some schools close amid Texas winter storm

Associated Press

Thousands of Texas students were staying home from school Thursday after a deadly late-winter storm dumped up to 7 inches of snow, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the death of a person shot while apparently admiring the snowfall.

Suzette Shaw, left, a homeless woman, joins others protesting a police shooting of a homeless man on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in downtown Los Angeles. There was a moment of silence at the site of the shooting where several dozen people rallied Tuesday in protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ** FILE **

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death on Skid Row

- Associated Press

Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

More than 10 inches of snow hits southeastern Pennsylvania

Associated Press

Snowfall accumulations exceeded 10 inches in parts of suburban Philadelphia on Thursday, as accidents closed highways in eastern Pennsylvania, flights and trains were canceled and the snow was sure to cause more problems Friday.

Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies investigate an area near Interstate 95, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Wilson, N.C. Armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared with 275 pounds of gold bars. (AP Photo/The Wilson Times, Brad Coville)

Strange circumstances surround gold heist on Interstate 95

- Associated Press

Details emerging from the theft of nearly $5 million in gold bars on an interstate highway indicate the heist was carefully planned and raise questions about who was involved other than the three armed robbers.

The Birmingham Probate Court sign shows a ribbon welcoming couples to get a marriage license, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge

- Associated Press

The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.