Boston bombing suspect could be informed of charges today
Dzokhar Tsarnaev could be informed of charges as early as Sunday, a Department of Justice official tells CNN.
April 21st, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Boston bombing suspect could be informed of charges today

Federal officials hope to inform Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of charges as early as today, a Department of Justice official tells CNN's Pamela Brown.

The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in serious but stable condition in a Boston hospital, where he's under heavy guard.

While a presentment of charges could take place Sunday, an official arraignment would take place later. Normally, a person who faces federal charges must be arraigned within 48 hours.

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3 Doors Down bassist charged in fatal crash
Robert Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down performs with the band.
April 21st, 2013
04:59 AM ET

3 Doors Down bassist charged in fatal crash

Police have charged the bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down with vehicular homicide after they said his speeding car clipped a pickup truck, sending it down an embankment and killing the driver.

The incident took place Friday night in Nashville.

Police said Robert Todd Harrell, 41, showed signs of impairment and acknowledged he had consumed hard cider and taken the prescription pills Lortab and Xanax.

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Boston bombing suspect unable to talk
April 21st, 2013
04:11 AM ET

Boston bombing suspect unable to talk

Perhaps the only man in the world who can explain why the Boston Marathon bombings took place is sedated with a tube down his throat, unable to speak.

Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was in serious but stable condition at a Boston hospital and cannot talk, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters.

"I, and I think all of the law enforcement professionals, are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered," the governor said Saturday.

As Tsarnaev remains under heavy guard at the hospital, a flurry of new details have emerged in the case.

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April 21st, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Strong quake hits southwestern China, 180 are dead

The death toll from the earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province has risen to 180 people with another 24 missing, China's Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.

More than 11,200 are injured.

Thousands of emergency workers, including soldiers, rushed to reach the affected zones in the hilly region, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang traveled to the area from Beijing, state media reported.

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