BOSTON (AP) — The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is winding down after months of testimony about the deadly 2013 attack. Jurors have seen gruesome autopsy photos of the three people killed in the bombings and heard tearful stories from survivors. They've also listened to teachers and family members describe Tsarnaev as a kind, caring child who grew up in a dysfunctional family. Soon, the jury will begin deliberating his punishment: life in prison or the death penalty. Here's what's next in the trial:
Sub-tropical storm Ana formed off the southeast coast of the United States with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km/h), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Thursday. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was located about 170 miles (275 km) south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Miami-based federal weather forecaster said. Ana, which began drenching the South Carolina coast with heavy rain on Thursday, is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm in the next day or so with winds of 50 miles per hour (81 km/h). A tropical storm warning was in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
HONOLULU (AP) — Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians.
The Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The murder trial of a former deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz resumed on Friday with the 18th day of jury deliberations. The panel at state Supreme Court in Manhattan has been struggling to reach consensus on the kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez. Since deliberations began on April 15, the panel has deadlocked twice but was directed by Judge Maxwell Wiley to keep trying. Patz's disappearance more than three decades ago brought national attention to the issue of abducted children and changed the way the United States responds to reports of missing kids.