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BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) could become the nation's first terrorist to be put to death in the post-9/11 era. A jury in Boston that deliberated a total of 14 hours decided that he should face capital punishment, not life in a federal lockup. The execution, which is expected to generate years of appeals, would be carried out by lethal injection. Tsarnaev showed little reaction.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — He's described as "extremely cooperative," but the engineer of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia is said to have no recollection of the derailment. A lawyer for engineer Brandon Bostian says his client had a concussion. Meanwhile, the FBI is looking into the possibility that the locomotive may have been hit by an object. The derailment killed eight people.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more people have been arrested on charges related to the killing of two Hattiesburg, Mississippi, police officers. The latest suspects are charged with obstruction of justice for actions investigators say they took after the shootings to help people involved. One suspect has been charged with capital murder, six others now face varying charges.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer caught on video beating a man outside of a liquor store before placing him under arrest has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and been sentenced to six months in jail. Vincent Cosom was suspended after the video became public in September when the man who was beaten filed a lawsuit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is closing its iconic FAO Schwarz store in Manhattan. It cites the high and rising costs of running the retail space on pricey Fifth Avenue. The three-story location has been featured in several movies, including "Big," where Tom Hanks danced on its large floor piano.
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