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Saga of Boston marathon suspect’s body drags on – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - Nineteen days after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a gunbattle with police, cemeteries still refused to take his remains and government officials deflected questions about where he could be buried. On Wednesday, police in Worcester, west of Boston, pleaded for a resolution, saying they were spending tens of thousands of dollars to protect the funeral home where his body is being kept amid protests. "We are not barbarians," police Chief Gary Gemme said. "We bury the dead." Tsarnaev was fatally wounded in Watertown, just outside Boston, after police confronted him in a stolen car....

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Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JOHN S. MARSHALL Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A newlywed bride was celebrating a night out with friends when the limousine they were in erupted in flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, killing the bride and four other women who were trapped inside and injuring four who escaped, authorities and her family said Sunday. The driver, who was not hurt, told investigators he was driving the women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Saturday night when one of them complained of smoke inside the passenger compartment, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. He said he pulled over, got out, and saw...

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US orders new visa reviews for arriving students – MyFox Atlanta

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents "effective immediately" to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings. The order from a senior official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, David J. Murphy, was circulated Thursday and came one day after the Obama administration acknowledged that a student from Kazakhstan accused of hiding evidence for one of the Boston bombing suspects...

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Henry Co. boy, 14, struck by police car while on bike – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a police car in metro Atlanta. A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol tells FOX 5 News that a Henry County police officer hit Chandler Jacob Weems of McDonough with a patrol car as the teenager was exiting a driveway on his bicycle Saturday afternoon. Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith says the officer "could not avoid the accident," which happened as he was going on duty. Smith says the officer, identified as Denise Allyson Romano, is "very distraught." The injured boy was air-lifted to Children's...

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Protesters blame President Obama for flight delays

Upset airline passengers accuse President Barack Obama of "putting politics over passengers" at the nation's airports.A group of activists gathered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday to make their feelings known.Critics have blamed thousands of flight delays and cancellations this week on air traffic controller furloughs in response to forced spending cuts, which is known as the sequester .   Protestors say the president has the power to direct the FAA to ease the impact of the furloughs."The White House and the DOT and ultimately the FAA are hurting the American air travelers out of political spite because Congress stood...

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Obama: Boston capture closes chapter in tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings "closed an important chapter in this tragedy." But he acknowledged that many unanswered questions remain about the motivations of the two men accused of perpetrating the attacks that unnerved the nation. "The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers," said Obama, who branded the suspects "terrorists." The president spoke from the White House briefing room after 10 p.m. on the East Coast, just over an hour after law enforcement officials apprehended 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The suspect had been holed up in...

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Beverly Hall’s attorney to talk with CBS Atlanta News

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -An attorney for former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall is expected to sit down with CBS Atlanta News Wednesday afternoon. Attorney Richard Dean is expected to tell CBS Atlanta News that his client has nothing to do with the widespread cheating in 2009 on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. Hall, along with 34 other educators, was indicted on March 29 in the CRCT cheating scandal. She was charged with racketeering, false statements and writings, false swearing and theft by taking. Nearly 180 APS employees were implicated in the state's sweeping investigation that found cheating in 44 of the district's 100...

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Two dead, two dozen injured following Boston Marathon explosions

  BOSTON  Two people were killed and 23 were injured after two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Boston police said a third explosion had occurred at the JFK Library at about 4:30 p.m. and two additional explosive devices were found near the marathon route. They were being dismantled. Witnesses reported hearing two explosions, just seconds apart, on the north side of Boylston Street near the marathon's photographers bridge...

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