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Twisters hit Great Plains, Midwest ... Last witnesses in Tsarnaev penalty phase ... Records show thousands too injured to enter Baltimore jail

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 11, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — One Delmont, South Dakota resident says her house is flat, but Stephanie Lunder, her husband and four children survived a tornado Sunday when they retreated to their basement. The twister was just one of many that blew through the Great Plains and Midwest over the weekend. In Texas, the National Weather Service says a tornado likely hit the small city of Van. The local fire chief says there's been "some significant damage" to "multiple homes."

BOSTON (AP) — After months of testimony, the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected to begin weighing his punishment this week. Jurors must decide whether 21-year-old Tsarnaev should spend the rest of his life in prison or should be put to death for the 2013 twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260. His lawyers are expected to call their last witness in the sentencing phase Monday.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — There's an ongoing prison disturbance in Nebraska at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. The Department of Corrections says it began Sunday afternoon when staff members tried to break up a gathering of inmates in front of a housing unit. Two workers were assaulted and one inmate was shot. Officials say other incidents then broke out in "multiple housing units," resulting in small fires. A second inmate was injured. Officials say staff members are working to secure "all areas."

BALTIMORE (AP) — Newly released records show that thousands of people have been brought to the Baltimore city jail in recent years with injuries too severe for them to be admitted. The records, obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request, show that correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody between June 2012 and April 2015. The records do not indicate how the people were injured or whether they suffered their injuries while in custody. However, they do suggest that police officers either ignored or did not notice the injuries.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince took the stage in Baltimore in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert Sunday. The pop star played before thousands of fans who were dressed in gray in a tribute to Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died in police custody last month. During the show, Prince debuted a song he wrote for the city in the wake Gray's death. And he invited on stage Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who has charged six officers in Gray's death.

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