Man linked to gun said ‘bomber’ was best friend

BOSTON (AP) — A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen Silva was arrested Monday on...

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. He submitted his resignation...

Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, the night before a judge ruled that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial, his lawyer said Wednesday. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, attorney Dennis Boyle said...
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Porch shooter’s lawyer says he feared for his life

Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Detroit. Wafer is charged with murder in the shooting of a young unarmed woman on his porch. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial...

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. He submitted his resignation...

Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, the night before a judge ruled that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial, his lawyer said Wednesday. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, attorney Dennis Boyle said...
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Porch shooter’s lawyer says he feared for his life

Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Detroit. Wafer is charged with murder in the shooting of a young unarmed woman on his porch. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial...
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Porch shooter’s lawyer says he feared for his life

FILE- In this undated file photo is the cover of a funeral program showing 19-year-old Renisha McBride from a service in Detroit. Jury selection started Monday, July 21, 2014 in a trial that will put gunman Theodore Wafer’s self-defense claim to a tough test. McBride, was...
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Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN) On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon,...
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Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

Philip Chism is escorted into Suffolk County Juvenile Court Wednesday, July 23, 2013, in Boston, where he was arraigned for allegedly assaulting a state worker while he was in custody at a Department of Youth Services facility. Chism has also been charged with murder in...