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By Ann O'Neill and Wayne Drash CNN BOSTON (CNN) -- Jurors deliberating the fate of the Boston Marathon bomber asked the judge Thursday how they should interpret portions of the 24-page questionnaire they must complete before deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lives or dies...
By Greg Botelho and Kevin Conlon CNN (CNN) -- How do all seven cars and the engine of an Amtrak train jump the rails, sending passengers, luggage, laptops and more flying? One possibility loomed over all others Wednesday: speed. Authorities haven't said what caused the...
By Ray Sanchez CNN (CNN) -- A man wanted for allegedly attacking people with a hammer on the streets of New York City was shot and wounded by police Wednesday after he swung a hammer at a female officer, authorities said. The unidentified suspect, who allegedly assaulted at...
As day broke in Philadelphia on Wednesday, rescue workers were still searching inside the mangled wreckage of an Amtrak train that derailed the night before, killing at least six people and sending another 150 to various hospitals. Among those killed was a midshipman from the U...
4-game suspension for Tom Brady, $1M fine for Pats By Greg Botelho and Mariano Castillo (CNN) -- The NFL has suspended New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady for four games without pay in relation to the "Deflategate" incident in which the team was found to have used...
Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police By Dana Ford CNN (CNN) -- The Justice Department plans to launch a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department, a law enforcement source said Thursday. The investigation was requested by...
By Ann O'Neill and Ray Sanchez CNN BOSTON (CNN) -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev was a quiet, studious boy who looked up to his eldest brother in a dysfunctional home where his parents often quarreled, Tsarnaev's former brother-in-law recalled Wednesday...
By Jason Hanna CNN (CNN) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" of a locker room attendant and an equipment assistant in the controversy known as "Deflategate," according to an NFL-commissioned report...
ISIS claims responsiblity for Texas attack (CNN) -- ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, the official ISIS radio channel announced Tuesday. The two gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security guard...