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Boston bomb suspect's college friends indicted

Boston

Bomb suspect's college friends get indicted

Two college friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday for allegedly trying to thwart investigators by throwing away fireworks and other items they found in Tsarnaev's dorm room the day before his capture. Authorities later discovered the fireworks in a New Bedford landfill, the federal indictment says. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19 and nationals of Kazakhstan, face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison. Both are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.

Fort Hood, Texas

Trial resumes in soldier's rampage

The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood was allowed to continue representing himself on Thursday after the judge ordered his standby attorneys to stay on as advisers, despite their claims that the Army psychiatrist was trying to secure his own death sentence. The military lawyers ordered to help Maj. Nidal Hasan had asked the judge to either scale back their advisory duties or allow them to take over his defense. They believe Hasan is trying to convince jurors to convict him and sentence him to death for the attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.

Elsewhere

CAIRO: Naglaa Mahmoud, the wife of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, told thousands of his supporters Thursday to remain defiant in the face of the military-backed government's warnings that security forces will clear the ongoing protests, promising her husband "is coming back, God willing."

DALLAS: A former teacher was charged Thursday with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her daughter. Erbie Lee Bowser, 44, was arrested late Wednesday after police say he attacked people in two Dallas-area homes, killing four people, including his estranged wife, and wounding four others.

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