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Suspect in thwarted alleged terror plot denied bail

One of two men accused of planning to carry out an al Qaeda-supported attack against a passenger train traveling between Canada and the United States was denied bail Tuesday.

Ex-teacher accused of child pornography caught in Nicaragua

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

Boston bomb suspect: My brother was the mastermind

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has indicated that his older brother, not any international terrorist group, masterminded the deadly attack, a U.S. government source said.

A town copes with lives lost in Texas blast

Since they were little boys growing up West, Texas, brothers Doug and Robert Snokhous did everything together. They fixed cars, went hunting, golfed and barbecued together.

Extreme flooding hits Midwestern states

Heavy rains have caused flooding in several Midwestern states, leaving some homeless and rivers at dangerous levels.

U.S. to keep restriction on small knives on planes for now

The U.S. government will temporarily delay a controversial rule that would again permit passengers to carry small knives on commercial flights three days before it was due to take effect.

Folk singer Richie Havens dead at 72

Famed 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.

Canadian police: 2 arrested in al Qaeda-supported terror plot

Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train in an al Qaeda-supported plot, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday.

Reese Witherspoon arrested; husband booked on DUI

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's performance as an upset wife earned her a trip to jail and a disorderly conduct charge.

Boston bombing suspect communicating, source says

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings will not be designated an enemy combatant, but will instead face criminal charges in civilian court, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.