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Boston – Experts: Feds Pressure Widow, Pals In Bomb Case

May 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Boston - Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's...

Houston, TX – NRA Chief: Boston-Area Residents Were Vulnerable Without Guns

May 4, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Houston, TX - Heavy-handed gun laws and a culture disapproving of gun ownership put citizens in a vulnerable position during the door-to-door search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last month, NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said on Saturday. "How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?" LaPierre asked in a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual...

San Jose, Costa Rica – Obama Defends FBI Handling Of Boston Investigation

May 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM
San Jose, Costa Rica - President Barack Obama is defending the FBI's handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as Republicans ready for oversight hearings on the attack. Obama tells the Spanish-language television network Univision he doesn't think it's fair to say law enforcement "dropped the ball" The president says "there are going to be times where individuals decide they...

Budapest – Hungarian Far-Right Decries ‘Israeli Plot’ Before Jewish Meeting (video)

May 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Budapest - Leaders of a far-right Hungarian party accused Israelis of plotting to buy up the country as several hundred nationalists protested on Saturday on the eve of a meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest. Senior figures from the opposition Jobbik party, the third biggest with 43 seats in the 386-member parliament, harangued the crowd with charges that Israeli President Shimon...

Omaha, NE – Tens Of Thosands Attend Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting Of Shareholders

May 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Omaha, NE - Part rock concert, part investment workshop, the annual gathering of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is an odd mix. But that's just how the faithful crowd of more than 30,000 who attended Saturday's version likes it. Getting the chance to learn about business and life from Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett and spend the day with like-minded investors made it worthwhile to brave...

New York, NY – MBP Remains Hot Button Issue Among Mayoral Candidates

May 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM
New York, NY - In a crowded field of candidates vying for the chance to become the next mayor of NYC, Mayor Bloomberg's regulation requiring a signed parental release for the Jewish practice of metzitzah b'peh remains a hot-button issue, and while the candidates' views on regulation vary, they all agree that more outreach and discussion is needed with members of New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish...

San Jose, Costa Rica – Obama Says Does Not Foresee Sending U.S. Troops To Syria

May 4, 2013 at 09:45 PM
San Jose, Costa Rica - President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send U.S. ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a 2-year civil war. Obama insisted that the United States has not ruled out any options in dealing with Syria as the United States investigates...

Boston – Investigators Believe Boston Bombs Likely Made At Tsarnaev’s Home

May 4, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Boston - Investigators believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, likely made the bombs they are suspected of setting off at last month's Boston Marathon in Tamerlan's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said on Friday. FBI agents have been questioning Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, and other witnesses for days to try to piece together exactly how...

Boston – Struggle To Find Grave Site Stymies Boston Bombing Suspect’s Burial

May 4, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Boston - A Massachusetts funeral home owner said he is struggling to find a graveyard willing to accept the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed in a shootout with police four days after an attack that left three dead and 264 injured. Peter Stefan, owner of the funeral home in Worcester, Massachusetts, said he would turn to government officials for help if he...

Damascus, Syria – New Explosions Shake Damascus, Syria Blames Israel

May 4, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Damascus, Syria - The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, said early Sunday that Israeli missiles struck a military research center near the capital Damascus. If confirmed, it would be the second Israeli strike on targets in Syria in three days, signaling a sharp escalation of Israel's involvement in Syria's bloody civil war. Israel has said it will now allow...

Jerusalem – Israel Enforces ‘Red Line’ With Syria Airstrike; Obama Says Justifiable

May 4, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Jerusalem -With a second airstrike against Syria in four months, Israel enforced its own red line of not allowing game-changing weapons to reach Lebanon's Hezbollah, a heavily armed foe of the Jewish state and an ally of President Bashar Assad's regime, Israeli officials said Saturday. But the strike, which one official said targeted a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles, also...

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