The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has cited the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as motivating factors behind last week's attack, a U.S. government official said Tuesday.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been able to communicate with investigators in a limited fashion from his hospital bed and told them that neither he nor his brother Tamerlan, now dead, had any contact with terrorist groups overseas. The official cautioned that the interviews were preliminary, however, and th
Two men accused of trying to carry out an al-Qaeda supported plot to derail a Via passenger train in the Toronto area are set to appear in a Toronto courtroom this morning, as details begin to emerge about their background.
Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto have been charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and "conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group."
Five people have been killed in a shooting at an apartment complex near the US city of Seattle, reports say.
Police say a man and a woman were found dead in a search of the complex, Associated Press reports.
Another two men were found lying wounded in a car park in Federal Way. Police said they opened fire when one produced a gun.
Both men later died and another man was also later found dead in the car park. Details are still coming in.
"When we arrived, there was a lot of gunfire al
A top US interrogation group is waiting to question the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was arrested late on Friday when he was found seriously injured in a suburban backyard after a huge manhunt.
He is under armed guard in hospital. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the suspect was stable, but not yet able to communicate.
The teenager's brother, Tamerlan, died after a shoot-out with police.
Three people were killed and more than
Police arrested the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing here Friday night after a day-long manhunt led them to the wounded man hiding in a back yard.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was found after a resident in Watertown saw blood on a boat parked behind his home. The man looked under a plastic cover and saw a man inside the boat, covered in blood.
Officers responded, and they exchanged gunfire with the suspect and threw “flash-bang” grenades into the boat in an attempt to flush him
Bombs that targeted the Boston Marathon on Monday may have been packed in pressure cookers, investigators say.
Images from a joint Homeland Security and FBI bulletin show the remains of a dark backpack, a detonation device and mangled pieces of metal.
Three people were killed and more than 170 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of Monday's race.
Those who died were an eight-year-old boy, a woman aged 29 and a postgraduate student from China.
The BBC's Pa
(CNN) -- The FBI is taking the lead in investigating the double bombing that caused death and destruction near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, authorities said.
A range of different agencies are involved in the hunt to find out who carried out the lethal attack and why, but officials are cautioning that very little is known at this point.
"This will be a combined federal, state and local effort," Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston Divisio
Prisoners and guards have clashed at Guantanamo Bay as authorities moved inmates, many of whom are on hunger strike, out of communal cellblocks.
The move came after detainees covered surveillance cameras and windows, a US Army spokesman said.
He said some prisoners used "improvised weapons" and in response "four less-than-lethal rounds" were fired.
The Pentagon says 43 prisoners are on hunger strike, but lawyers for the detainees say the number is higher.
Almost a dozen are being
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing to urge China's leaders to use their influence on North Korea to reduce regional tensions.
Speaking to President Xi Jinping, Mr Kerry said the world was facing a "critical time".
Mr Kerry's four-day tour of Asia comes amid speculation that North Korea is preparing for a missile launch.
He has said that as the closest ally of Pyongyang China should "put some teeth" into urging restraint.
A flurry of warlike statements from Pyongya
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied across the US in a mass call for citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
The co-ordinated protests were designed to press Congress to act as senators negotiate an immigration reform bill.
In Washington DC cheering crowds gathered outside the Capitol, and more than 1,000 demonstrated in Atlanta.
Lawmakers are expected soon to unveil a bill that would grant a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
The push for im