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  • Amputee tells Boston trial he saw alleged attacker
    Amputee tells Boston trial he saw alleged attacker 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    A double amputee told the Boston attacks trial Thursday how one of the alleged bombers brushed past him moments before the first explosion as police gave harrowing testimony about battling to save the dead. More »

  • Mandarin Oriental says credit card systems compromised in cyber attack 3 hours ago

    Hotel operator Mandarin Oriental International Ltd said on Thursday that it was the victim of a cyber attack and that it found malicious software on credit card systems at "an isolated number" of hotels in the United States and Europe. The company said in a statement on its website that it was working with credit card companies, law enforcement and forensic experts as it investigates the matter. More »

  • Graham Dwyer trial: Graphic detail of woman being stabbed and raped found in …
    Graham Dwyer trial: Graphic detail of woman being stabbed and raped found in … 3 hours ago

    Jurors were warned that what they would hear today would be difficult. More »

  • Boston Survivor To Accused: You Saved My Life
    Boston Survivor To Accused: You Saved My Life 4 hours ago

    Rebekah Gregory DiMartino wrote in a Facebook post addressed to the accused that she had turned the ordeal of losing her leg into a positive experience. Ms DiMartino's former partner, Pete DiMartino, was also wounded in the bombings. Despite having her leg amputated as a result of her injuries, Ms DiMartino is training for the Boston marathon in April this year. More »

  • Isis v Twitter: Jack Dorsey threats show social media is both strength and weakness …
    Isis v Twitter: Jack Dorsey threats show social media is both strength and weakness … 8 hours ago

    Recent threats to Twitter's top executives made by a pro-Islamic State (Isis) media group are the latest instances of a long-lingering threat: jihadism on social media. In a 1 March message, al-Nusra al-Maqdisiya, a well-known pro-IS media group, threatened Twitter founder Jack Dorsey for the platform's suspension of numerous accounts of jihadist fighters and supporters. The message, posted to JustPasteIt.it, was a collection of previously published tweets and was, ironically, distributed on Twitter. More »

  • Boston Bomb Accused's Lawyer: 'It Was Him'
    Boston Bomb Accused's Lawyer: 'It Was Him' 14 hours ago

    Boston marathon bombing accused Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defence lawyer has told a jury he carried out the deadly attack, even though he denies all charges. But she said the 21-year-old was heavily influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The attorney said: "It was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who self-radicalised. Wearing a white shirt without tie, and a blazer, the accused stared straight ahead as the case against him was laid out amid tight security at the US District Court in Boston. More »

  • NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games 15 hours ago

    Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games: - - Cavaliers 120, Raptors 112 The Cleveland Cavaliers weathered a fourth quarter surge by the Toronto Raptors and held on for a win. LeBron James led the way with 28 points 13 assists while guard Kyrie Irving chipped in with 24 points for Cleveland (39-24). The Raptors (38-24) were led by center Jonas Valanciunas' team-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. Toronto used a 20-7 run to pull to within one at 91-90 in the fourth quarter but the Cavs pulled away down the stretch. More »

  • NBA standings 15 hours ago

    March 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Wednesday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 38 23 .623 - 2. Brooklyn 25 34 .424 12 3. Boston 24 35 .407 13 4. Philadelphia 13 48 .213 25 5. NY Knicks 12 48 .200 25 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Chicago 38 23 .623 - 2. Cleveland 39 24 .619 - 3. Milwaukee 32 29 .525 6 4. Indiana 26 34 .433 11 1/2 5. Detroit 23 37 .383 14 1/2 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Atlanta 48 12 .800 - 2. Washington 34 27 .557 14 1/2 3. Miami 27 33 .450 21 4. Charlotte 26 33 .441 21 1/2 5. Orlando 19 43 . ... More »

  • NHL standings 15 hours ago

    March 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NHL on Wednesday WESTERN CONFERENCEPACIFIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Anaheim 42 17 7 196 179 91 2. Vancouver 36 24 3 182 173 75 3. Calgary 34 25 4 178 162 72 4. Los Angeles 30 21 12 171 164 72 5. San Jose 32 25 8 185 183 72 6. Arizona 20 37 7 139 218 47 7. Edmonton 18 36 10 145 213 46 CENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Nashville 41 17 7 193 158 89 2. St. Louis 40 18 5 197 159 85 3. Chicago 38 21 5 188 152 81 4. Winnipeg 32 21 12 180 175 76 5. Minnesota 34 22 7 179 163 75 6. Colorado 28 25 11 170 183 67 7. ... More »

  • UPDATE 3-NBA results 15 hours ago

    March 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) INDIANA 105 NY Knicks 82 Phoenix 105 ORLANDO 100 BOSTON 85 Utah 84 Charlotte 115 BROOKLYN 91 Cleveland 120 TORONTO 112 Memphis 102 HOUSTON 100 Denver 100 MINNESOTA 85 NEW ORLEANS 88 Detroit 85 OKLAHOMA CITY 123 Philadelphia 118 (OT) MIAMI 100 LA Lakers 94 SAN ANTONIO 112 Sacramento 85 GOLDEN STATE 102 Milwaukee 93 Portland 98 LA CLIPPERS 93 (OT) More »

  • Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial 18 hours ago

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Clouds of smoke, improvised tourniquets and screams of pain were evoked in the first day of the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday as people who survived the deadly attack recalled one of the darkest days in the New England city's memory. Sydney Corcoran, a young woman who had gone to the race with her parents to watch her aunt run, recalled being enveloped in smoke and finding herself lying on the ground surrounded by people tending her injuries. Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, opened the U.S District Court trial with the stark admission that their client was responsible for the bombing and the murder later in the week of a police officer. The manager of Marathon Sports, Shane O'Hara, 44, recalled stepping to his front door to watch runners who had bought sneakers from him cross the finish line and later seeing his shop window wrapped in smoke. More »

  • 'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brot …
    'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brot … 20 hours ago

    By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for the accused Boston Marathon bomber said at the start of his trial that their client bore responsibility for the attacks that killed three people and injured 264 with a blunt admission: "It was him." But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a secondary player in the April 15, 2013 bombings at the famous race and the fatal shooting days later of a police officer, defence attorney Judith Clarke said in her opening argument in U.S. District Court in Boston. She indicated that the 21-year-old's older brother, Tamerlan, was the prime mover. A prosecutor, William Weinreb, told jurors how Tsarnaev and his brother, both ethnic Chechens, carefully selected the places where they left the bombs in an effort to punish the United States for military actions in Muslim-dominated countries. More »

  • Gout 'reduces Alzheimer's risk'
    Gout 'reduces Alzheimer's risk' 22 hours ago

    People with a history of gout have a 24% lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. More »

  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup 22 hours ago

    Ever since Alex Rodriguez resurfaced from a year out of the spotlight while serving his 162-game suspension for his role in Biogenesis, the questions were abundant. Rodriguez batted second and was 1 for 2 with a walk against three Philadelphia Phillies pitchers. - - The Detroit Tigers released right-hander Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract Wednesday after announcing he will undergo a second Tommy John surgery. - - Don't count Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as a big fan of baseball's new speed-up-the-game plan. More »

  • Florida shooting inadmissible in ex-NFL star murder trial -judge Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts, March 4 (Reuters) - The judge in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial ruled on Wednesday that jurors will not be allowed to hear about a former friend of the ex-NFL star who claimed Hernandez shot him in the face after an argument in Florida in 2013. Associate Justice Susan Garsh denied a renewed request by prosecutors to allow evidence related to the shooting of Alexander Bradley, who filed a civil lawsuit against Hernandez, saying the incident was "quite different." Prosecutors had argued the Florida shooting case refuted the defense team's assertion that Hernandez would never have shot the alleged victim in this case, Odin Lloyd, because the two were friends. On Wednesday, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney William McCauley said defense attorneys had indicated 32 times the nature of the relationship between the two men, and "constantly referred to them as being friends." Defense attorney James Sultan said the motion to allow the jury to hear about the Florida case was "frivolous," and that prosecutors were essentially arguing Hernandez has "a propensity to shoot his friends." Bradley filed a civil lawsuit in June last year against Hernandez, who he said shot him in the face in Florida in February 2013 after a late-night dispute. More »

  • Timeline of Boston Marathon bombing events
    Timeline of Boston Marathon bombing events Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A timeline of events leading to the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who went on trial Wednesday for the Boston Marathon bombing. More »

  • As Delhi chokes, pressure grows for Indian climate action
    As Delhi chokes, pressure grows for Indian climate action Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Torrents of thick black smoke billow up toward the smoggy skies as Kunti Desai feeds a coal-fired furnace to make tar for a Delhi road. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Wednesday
    The 9 at 9: Wednesday Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    It’s midway through the week, and here are the top stories you need to know. More »

  • NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    March 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Hawks 104, Rockets 96 Jeff Teague scored eight of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat a Houston team playing without James Harden. Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, was suspended for the game by the NBA for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during a scuffle in Sunday's overtime victory at Houston. The Rockets (41-19) were still positioned to win before Atlanta's (48-12) late run. ... More »

  • NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    March 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games: - - - Ducks 4, Coyotes 1 The Ducks got assists from new-comers Tomas Fleischmann and Simon Despres and two goals from left winger Andrew Cogliano in a comprehensive win over the Arizona Coyotes. One of the busiest teams at the trade deadline, the victory ensured the Ducks (41-17-7) moved into a tie with Nashville for the NHL and Western Conference leads on 89 points. ... More »

  • Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Selection Complete
    Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Selection Complete Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A jury has been selected for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates, consisting of eight men and 10 women, will hear the federal death penalty case. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued throughout the process that the 21-year-old could not have an impartial jury in Boston because of the emotional impact of the attacks. The defence is expected to argue that Tsarnaev had a difficult childhood and was heavily influenced by his elder brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who authorities believe became radicalised in the last few years of his life. More »

  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug
    Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android browser, according to researchers who uncovered the flaw. Apple spokesman Ryan James said the computer had developed a software update to remediate the vulnerability, which would be pushed out next week. More »