Daily Updates

April 22, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. POLICE: BOSTON SUSPECTS PLANNED MORE ATTACKS

Commissioner Ed Davis says Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev had an arsenal of homemade explosives with them at the gunfight in suburban Watertown.

2. A WEEK LATER, A MOMENT OF SILENCE

Gov. Deval Patrick asks residents to pause today at 2:50 p.m., the time the first of two bombs exploded.    

3. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR CHINA QUAKE VICTIMS

Relief teams dynamited through landslides to get food and water to isolated communities in Sichuan province, where 188 were killed and more than 11,000 injured.

4. TALIBAN CAPTURES 9 HOSTAGES FROM HELICOPTER

Insurgents took all people aboard the civilian transport after it made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

5. BRACING FOR FLIGHT DELAYS AFTER FURLOUGHS

Los Angeles and New York City airports were backed up after 15,000 air traffic controllers were taken off the job because of government spending cuts.

6. SUSPECT IN RICIN CASE BACK IN COURT TODAY

The hearing for Paul Kevin Curtis could reveal what evidence authorities have from his home in the poisonous letter-mailing case.

7. LARGE DEATH TOLL FEARED NEAR DAMASCUS

Activists say six days of clashes in two Syrian towns may have killed hundreds of people, a dramatic spike in the rising death toll in the civil war.

8. 5 DEAD IN WASHINGTON SHOOTINGS

One suspect was shot by police, two were found dead in a parking lot and two others in an apartment complex south of Seattle.

9. WHY DOCTORS WARN AGAINST THE ‘CINNAMON CHALLENGE’

Swallowing a spoonful of the spice in 60 seconds — a prank depicted on YouTube — has caused hospitalizations and a surge in calls to poison centers.

10. REESE WITHERSPOON ARRESTED IN ATLANTA

The Oscar-winning actress, charged with disorderly conduct, asked a state trooper, “Do you know my name?” after her husband was pulled over and given a sobriety test.

 

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  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

    April 20, 2014

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

    April 20, 2014

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

    April 20, 2014

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

    April 20, 2014

  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

    April 20, 2014

  • ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

    Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

    April 20, 2014

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    April 20, 2014

  • NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

    April 19, 2014

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.

    April 19, 2014

  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

    April 19, 2014