Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing before a U.S. judge formally sentenced him to death for killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," said Tsarnaev, who had sat in silence, his head cast down as two survivors and family members of victims described the attacks' heavy toll on their lives. "In case there is any doubt, I am guilty of this attack, along with my brother," Tsarnaev said, standing at the defense table.
No charges will be filed in the deadly March shooting outside the National Security Agency where officers fired on a vehicle carrying two men dressed as women that crashed into the spy agency's gates, federal officials said on Wednesday. No crime was committed by either the officers or the vehicle's surviving passenger during the incident at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 20 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., on March 30, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a statement. Officials have closed the case in which driver Ricky Hall, 27, slammed a stolen vehicle into security gates outside the spy agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
The flood of immigrants coming mostly from Central America and crossing the southern U.S. border has slowed from peaks last year, but is still high, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. "I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children," he said. Two large, privately operated centers were set up last year in Texas, in Dilley and Karnes City.
By Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama's governor ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn an emblem widely associated with slavery and racism. "This is the right thing to do," Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement that came a week after the massacre of nine black worshippers at a Bible study session in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The four flags located around the Confederate Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in Montgomery were taken down on Wednesday morning.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department likely will file federal hate crime charges against the suspect in the recent South Carolina church shooting, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement officials.
Power was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon, but Peco says some in the hardest-hit areas may be in the dark until this weekend.was slowly being restored to customers across the tri-state area following a line of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.