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BOSTON (AP) — The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand of Islam without major terror connections, said U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — About five miles from this southeastern New Mexico town's famed UFO museum, tucked between dairy farms, is a nondescript metal building that could be home to any number of small agricultural businesses. But Valley Meat Co. is no longer just another agricultural business. It's a former cattle slaughterhouse whose kill floor has been redesigned for horses to be led in one at a time, secured in a huge metal chute, shot in the head, then processed into meat for shipment overseas.
EDEN PRAIRIE — The Minnesota Vikings have two picks in the first round of the NFL draft and one big hole in the middle of their defense. The Vikings have vowed to find their starting middle linebacker in this year’s draft, and the famous-for-more-than-football Manti Te’o could be still on the board when they’re on the clock with the 23rd and 25th selections Thursday night.
NEW YORK — Chicago evened its playoff series the only way it knows how: with bruising Bulls defense. Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece. Luol Deng bounced back from a poor opener with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who became the first team to win a road game this postseason.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins pre-emptively postponed their game against the Miami Marlins, due to approaching inclement weather. The Twins announced almost seven hours before the scheduled start time Monday that they’ll play the Marlins instead on Tuesday night as the second half of a split doubleheader. The two teams already were slated to play on Tuesday afternoon. This is only a two-game series.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by federal prosecutors in his hospital room Monday with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction — a crime that carries a possible death sentence. Officials have said Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother set off the twin explosions at last week's marathon that killed three people and wounded more than 180. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, died Friday after a fierce gunbattle.
TLANTA (AP) — Reese Witherspoon is "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police officers after she and her husband were arrested during a traffic stop in Atlanta. The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police that began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested early Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol.
NEW YORK (AP) -- As people lay badly bleeding in the smoke of the Boston Marathon bombings, rescuers immediately turned to a millennia-old medical device to save their lives - the tourniquet. Using belts, shirts and other materials, they tied off bleeding limbs in fast-acting bids to prevent major blood loss, shock and death. Such fast work no doubt saved many lives, doctors at Boston area hospitals said.
FARIBAULT, Minn. - Following an overnight manhunt, authorities arrested a suspect Sunday in the stabbing of a woman in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault. Authorities allege the 27-year-old man stabbed his 26-year-old girlfriend several times before fleeing Saturday afternoon. The woman was initially unresponsive when police found her in a vehicle stalled near the police station. Officers also found two children inside. Neither child was hurt. The victim later told police she was stabbed during a domestic argument.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - At Up North Sports, about 20 percent of business comes over the phone. But that crucial tie to customers from across the nation often breaks. For the past few years, long-distance calls coming into the sporting goods store have been unreliable. Although customers say they can hear the phone ringing on their end, sometimes the phone doesn't ring in the store.