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Update 6:30 p.m: WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Gunfire erupted Friday night amid the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, and police in armored vehicles and tactical gear rushed into the Watertown neighborhood in a possible break in the case.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota hospital says the remains of a second stillborn baby also may have been sent to a laundry service. Regions Hospital of St. Paul said Friday it believes the second set of remains were in the same basket of linens that held the remains of another stillborn baby. The linens were sent to a laundry in Red Wing. On Wednesday, the hospital discovered a stillborn at 22 weeks gestational age had been found by laundry service workers.
Update 4 p.m.: WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — SWAT teams in armored vehicles took command of the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt.
ST. PAUL - The long-running turmoil over how the Minnesota Republican Party paid for a recount in the 2010 governor's race may finally be over. Administrative law judges this week dismissed complaints against former Minnesota GOP Chairman Tony Sutton over the recount fund Count Them All Properly. Republicans sought the ballot-by-ballot review after nominee Tom Emmer trailed Democrat Mark Dayton on election night. The recount failed to switch the outcome.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Police say one person is dead and two others are injured in a shooting at a Shakopee apartment building. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Hunters Ridge Apartments early Friday. KSTP-TV reports no one is in custody, but that officials say the public is not in danger. ___ Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com
BOSTON (AP) — BOSTON (AP) — In May of 2011, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, then a senior at a prestigious high school, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education. Now, Tsarnaev is on the run, described as "armed and dangerous" and suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing. Two brothers, one now dead, one alive and at large. After hours of only grainy images of two men in baseball caps to go on, a portrait gradually started emerging Friday of the men suspected in the attack.
WEST, Texas (AP) — A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small farming community of West, about 20 miles north of Waco.
MINNEAPOLIS - A teenage driver was killed as an April snowstorm made a slippery mess of Twin Cities roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says 16-year-old Jonathon Pohlen, of Houlton, Wis., was killed Thursday afternoon when he lost control on snowy Interstate 94 in eastern Minnesota, crossed over the median and collided with a truck's trailer. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen reported 5.3 inches of snow by early evening. Cambridge north of the Twin Cities had 8.4 inches.
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here know they've lost more than the buildings that went up in flames. Even as investigators were tight-lipped about the number of dead from the blast - authorities say more than 160 are injured but have not yet released a firm death toll - the names of the dead were becoming known in the town of 2,800, even if they hadn't been officially released.
10 a.m.: 1 of 2 suspects in marathon bombing killed, search is on in Bost on WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.