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FBI wait to quiz Dzhokhar Tsarnaev amid relief over suspect’s capture

Special agents trained with interrogating high-value suspects were waiting Saturday to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old alleged Boston marathon bomber who remains in a serious medical condition at one of the city’s hospitals.

Texas fertilizer company didn’t heed disclosure rules before blast

(Reuters) – The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Media, old and new, takes heat for Boston coverage

(Reuters) – Around 7 p.m. on Thursday night, social media sites like Twitter and Reddit lit up with a sensational rumor: that Sunil Tripathi, a student who had vanished weeks ago, was one of the suspects accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.

Bombs, mortars fail to stop first Iraq vote since U.S. exit

(Reuters) – Bomb attacks and mortar fire failed to prevent Iraqis voting on Saturday in the first nationwide elections since the last U.S. troops left more than a year ago.

Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China’s Sichuan

YA’AN, China (Reuters) – China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

FAA approves Boeing Dreamliner battery system design

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators approved on Friday a revamped battery system for Boeing Co’s 787 Dreamliner, a crucial step in returning the high-tech jet to service after it was grounded in January because its lithium-ion batteries overheated.

US prepares $130m military aid package for Syrian rebels

The US readied a package Saturday of up to $130m in non-lethal military aid to Syrian opposition forces while European countries consider easing an arms embargo, moves that could further pressure the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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