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BOSTON (AP) — A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to death for the Boston Marathon bombing, rejecting the argument of defense lawyers that the now 21-year-old was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. The jury found that Tsarnaev committed 11 of 12 aggravating factors that prosecutors said supported a sentence of death, including that he showed a lack of remorse.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it's examining damage on the windshield of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia to see if it was hit by something before Tuesday night's crash. The NTSB says an assistant conductor said she heard the engineer talking over the radio with an engineer of another train who said he'd been "hit by a rock or shot at." She says she thought she heard the Amtrak engineer say the same had happened to his train.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper were killed inside their multimillion-dollar Washington home before it was set on fire yesterday. The city's police chief says at least three of the victims suffered stab wounds or blunt-force injuries. But she says there was no sign of forced entry at the house. Neighbors say the couple had two older daughters who attend boarding schools out of state.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida have arrested a man who shot at George Zimmerman during a confrontation earlier this week. Lake Mary police say Matthew Apperson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance. Detectives say Apperson intentionally fired his gun into Zimmerman's truck without provocation. Apperson's attorney has said his client fired in self-defense.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's physician and a coroner say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle with type 2 diabetes. King died at his Las Vegas home yesterday. He was 89. Stevie Wonder says King's music, style of playing and singing "will last forever" thanks to his recordings and the influence he "has had and will have on guitarists all over this planet."
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