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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, center, and his wife Jennifer, left, walk past protester Jose Briceno, right, as they leave federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. [Associated Press]

Tsarnaev's attorneys admit he bombed Boston Marathon: 'It was him'

BOSTON — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. In a blunt opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev's own attorney flatly told a jury that the 21- …

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  1. Jurors in Jodi Arias case vote 11-1 for death penalty, removing it as an option

    Nation

    PHOENIX — It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.

    Jodi Arias could get a life sentence for killing her lover.
  2. Report: Suicides by girls still on the rise

    Nation

    Disturbing trend

    Report: Suicides by girls still on the rise

  3. Harrison Ford hurt in crash of small plane, reports say (w/video)

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course, an official said.

    Ford suffered moderate injuries.

    A small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The course is near the Santa Monica, Calif. Municipal Airport, just west of a runway, but there was no immediate confirmation on whether the plane had taken off or was trying to land. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) LA113
  4. Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon

    Criminal

    BOSTON — With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.

    In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. [Associated Press]
  5. Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast (w/ video)

    Weather

    PHILADELPHIA — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia.

    More than 50 miles of Interstate 65 southbound in Kentucky is shut down from the weather, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Mt. Washington, Ky. Kentucky State Police has reported that the interstate will not reopen for 6-8 hours. Kentucky has been walloped by a winter storm that has dumped nearly two feet of snow in parts of the Bluegrass state. [Associated Press]