Source: Suspect says no outside involvement in Boston attacks
Source says the surviving Boston bomb suspect told authorities his brother, Tamerlan (pictured), was the brains behind attacks
April 22nd, 2013
09:52 PM ET

Source: Suspect says no outside involvement in Boston attacks

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that no international terrorist groups were behind last week's attacks, a U.S. government source said Monday.

He also told investigators his older brother, Tamerlan, was the driving force behind the planning and execution of the attacks and wanted to defend Islam from attack, the source told CNN's Jake Tapper.

The government source cautions that this is just what the suspect is saying in these preliminary interviews, and that all of his claims need to be checked out and followed up by investigators.

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Folk singer Richie Havens dead at 72
April 22nd, 2013
09:23 PM ET

Folk singer Richie Havens dead at 72

Folk singer Richie Havens, the opening act at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, died Monday of a sudden heart attack, his publicist said. He was 72.

Havens, who retired three years ago, toured for more than 30 years and recorded 30 albums.

"While his family greatly appreciates that Richie's many fans are also mourning this loss, they do ask for privacy during this difficult time," a statement from his publicist, Carrie Lombardi, said.

After Havens, a Brooklyn, New York, native, gained attention at Woodstock, he recorded a soulful-voiced cover of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun," which rose on the pop charts in 1970.

Havens returned to Woodstock for the 40th anniversary festival in 2009.

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April 22nd, 2013
06:34 PM ET

Official: Thwarted plot targeted train to U.S.

Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of planning to carry out an al Qaeda-supported attack against a passenger train traveling between Canada and the United States, a U.S. congressman told CNN on Monday.

"As I understand it, it was a train going from Canada to the U.S.," Rep. Peter King, R-New York, chairman of the counterterrorism and intelligence subcommittee, said.

The news follows an announcement earlier in the day by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that they had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35.

The two men are charged with "receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran" to carry out an attack and conspiring to murder people on a VIA railway train in the greater Toronto area, Assistant Police Commissioner James Malizia said.

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FBI captures Top 10 fugitive
April 22nd, 2013
06:15 PM ET

FBI captures Top 10 fugitive

One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives was picked up Saturday in Nicaragua, according to a federal law enforcement official.

The official did not provide details on how Eric Toth, 31, was located and apprehended. Toth is a former Washington private school teacher who was wanted on child pornography charges.

According to the FBI, in June 2008, images of child pornography were found on a school camera Toth had been using. He allegedly also produced such images in Maryland.

U.S. officials are working on returning him to the United States to face charges.

Toth was put on the Ten Most Wanted list in March 2012, and there was a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

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Jackson wrongful death case jury chosen
April 22nd, 2013
06:03 PM ET

Jackson wrongful death case jury chosen

A jury of six men and six women has been chosen to hear the Michael Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live.

Another six jurors must now be selected to serve as alternates in the trial, which is expected to last two or three months, in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Jackson's mother and three children are suing AEG Live, claiming the promoter was liable in the pop icon's death in 2009.

The judge has not set a date for opening statements and testimony to begin, although the trial opening could happen later this week.

Jackson died two weeks before his "This Is It" comeback concerts, organized by AEG Live, were to have debuted in London in the summer of 2009.

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Rights group accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing'
HRW warns of a further humanitarian crisis in Rohingya camps with the coming of the rainy season .
April 22nd, 2013
09:49 AM ET

Rights group accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing'

Burmese security forces backed by Buddhist monks have "committed crimes against humanity" in a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims in the southwest of the country, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.

The report comes as the European Union was due to meet this week to decide whether to lift sanctions on Myanmar, the South East Asian country also known as Burma.

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority living in Rakhine - thought to number between 800,000 and one million - who claim they have been persecuted by Myanmar's military during its decades of authoritarian rule.

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April 22nd, 2013
07:33 AM ET

Monday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the investigation and fallout from the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Today's programming highlights...

The Jodi Arias trial resumes on Tuesday, April 23

12:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The Boston Marathon bombings, gun control and immigration will likely dominate discussion at today's briefing in Washington.

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April 22nd, 2013
04:56 AM ET

Boston honors victims; suspect can’t speak

At 2:50 p.m. Monday, Boston will fall silent to honor the victims of a tragedy that unhinged the city.

A minute later, bells will ring to mark the Boston Marathon bombings one week ago today.

As Americans reflect on the attacks, the lone surviving suspect remains hospitalized with a tube down his throat, unable to verbalize what he was thinking when a pair of bombs killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.

While authorities say Bostonians can rest easier now that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody, nagging questions hinder any total sense of security: Why would the assailants want to kill or maim throngs of innocent civilians, and could this happen again?

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April 22nd, 2013
01:35 AM ET

Taliban capture 8 Turks in Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents seized eight Turkish nationals from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.

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