News from April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

Brothers showed vastly different personas

 Acquaintances remember Tamerlan Tsarnaev as brash; Dzhokhar seemed respectful.

April 20, 2013

Social media: More hindrance than help?

 After the bombings, posters cast suspicion on innocent people, spread bad tips and heightened the sense of panic.

April 21, 2013

In Boston, slow return to normalcy

Watertown neighbors share tales of a night of terror followed by euphoria.

April 20, 2013

Funding is hard to find for school security systems

School districts that prioritize safety must divert their own funds to make up for inadequate state funding.

April 20, 2013

Filing adds detail to hermit picture

 But police still have no idea why the man opted to live most of his adult live in the Maine woods.

April 20, 2013

Fired-up fans get to meet Doors drummer Several photos included in this story

 John Densmore's book signing at Bull Moose on Record Store Day draws a grateful crowd.

April 20, 2013

Knicks top Celts in playoff opener

The Celtics are held to eight points in the final quarter of an 85-78 loss in New York.

April 20, 2013

Red Sox top Royals, 4-3, and it's so good Video clip included

Daniel Nava wins it, David Ortiz makes a big return, and in the clutch, Boston looks strong.

April 20, 2013

Pirates add former Northeastern goaltender

Chris Rawlings is signed to an amateur tryout contract.

April 20, 2013

Sea Dogs pitcher finds the zone

Anthony Ranaudo continues a fine pitching start to the season, and Portland goes over .500.

April 20, 2013

Suspect who died suffered many wounds

Boston Marathon Explosions A doctor says Tamerlan Tsarnaev was unconscious and had so many penetrating wounds that it isn't clear which ones killed him.

April 20, 2013

Prosecutors move quickly to build Marathon case

Massachusetts does not have the death penalty, and it remains to be seen whether the Obama administration would try to persuade a jury to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.

April 21, 2013

NHL Roundup: Even with Bruins loss, reason for celebration

The Penguins clinch home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

April 20, 2013

Doors drummer draws hundreds at Scarborough Record Store Day

John Densmore signs copies of his new book, “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial.”

April 20, 2013

Boston bomb suspects' sister holed up in NJ home

Police stand guard outside her apartment building for her protection.

April 21, 2013

Boston cheers end of ordeal Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 With one suspected bomber dead and the other seriously injured, celebrations erupt and residents flood the streets, vowing to keep doing the things they love.

April 20, 2013

Body of 2nd missing man recovered from Maine lake

Divers were in the water less than 15 minutes before finding Corey Farley of Seal Cove on Saturday.

April 20, 2013

FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev after 2011 tip

The FBI said at the request of a foreign government, it interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and relatives, and did not find any domestic or foreign terrorism activity.

April 20, 2013

Downeaster train service resumes

Service to Boston had been suspended after the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt that followed.

April 21, 2013

Fertilizer plants go under the radar Several photos included in this story

 Small fertilizer plants, like the one that exploded in Texas, often go unchecked in the regulatory system.

April 20, 2013

Gunfire panics thousands at Denver pot celebration

Two people are wounded at a gathering to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20.

April 20, 2013

Unattended bag clears Boston bus terminal

After checking the bag, the police reopen the bus terminal section of South Station.

April 20, 2013

Strong quake jolts China's Sichuan, killing 156

Five years ago an earthquake hit the same area, killing 90,000.

April 20, 2013

ACLU eyes Boston bombing suspect's Miranda rights

U.S. officials say a special interrogation team for high-value suspects will question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights.

April 20, 2013

Uncle: Had falling-out with bombing suspect over Islam

Ruslan Tsarni says he grew concerned about his nephew when he told him in a 2009 phone conversation that he had chosen "God's business" over work or school.

April 20, 2013

Red Sox, Bruins back after bombing, manhunt

Security is tight at Fenway Park and TD Garden for Saturday afternoon's games.

April 20, 2013

Boston suspects' Chechen family traveled long road Several photos included in this story

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the family moved to Chechnya, only to have war break out in 1994 between Russian troops and Chechen separatists fighting for an independent homeland.

April 20, 2013

Iraqis vote without bloodshed

But delayed elections in two provinces and names missing from voter rolls overshadow the vote.

April 20, 2013

Ortiz set to return from 8-month layoff

David Ortiz is the DH in Saturday's game against the Royals, his first game since Aug. 24.

April 20, 2013

Government has no evidence, ricin suspect's attorney says



April 20, 2013

UMass-Dartmouth campus remains closed amid investigation

Classmates of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say that they saw him on campus after the bombings and that he was calm.

April 20, 2013

York bank robbed at gunpoint

The robber fled on foot after robbing the Bangor Savings Bank.

April 20, 2013

Across America, a week of chaos, horror – and hope Several photos included in this story

"It seems to be a spiral of things happening one after the other. It can be inundating on your senses."

April 20, 2013

LePage signs bills despite earlier threats

Lawmakers are still facing hundreds of bills before the scheduled mid-June adjournment.

April 20, 2013

Navy christening fast ship named for Maine towns

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says naming the vessel after East Millinocket and Millinocket honors the military contributions made by the men and women from those mill towns.

April 20, 2013

Gorham garage destroyed in fire

The fire broke out at 4:25 a.m. at 34 Highland Ave.

April 20, 2013

LePage touts his plan to grade Maine schools

In his weekly radio address, the governor says the system will be based on factors including student achievement in reading and math, and the graduation rate for high schools.

April 20, 2013

Red Sox and Bruins ready to resume play today

It's the Red Sox vs. the Kansas City Royals and the Bruins vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins this afternoon.

April 20, 2013

Live music at Maine stores for Record Store Day

Today's events aim to celebrate the culture of hundreds of independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands internationally.

April 20, 2013

In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourished

As amateur online sleuths began identifying possible culprits, caught in the virtual manhunt were people who were wrongly accused or placed under suspicion by crowdsourcing.

April 20, 2013

Runner, spectator snapped key photos of bombing suspects Several photos included in this story

Bob Leonard was snapping 10 to 20 photos a minute at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday . . .

April 20, 2013

Texas town at center of blast shifts to recovery



April 20, 2013

Maine bill aims to teach kids basic finances

Lawmakers say children don't understand credit cards or how to check bank statements.

April 20, 2013

Nebraska court ruling on book could affect sales

The case involving a Massachusetts bookseller could have implications for all online merchants.

April 20, 2013

R.I. medical pot dispensary opens



April 20, 2013

Vermont lawmakers debate fuel tax increase proposals



April 20, 2013

Hep-C trial dates faces delay

A judge will likely decide when David Kwiatkowski's trial will start on charges from Exeter Hospital work.

April 20, 2013

Vermont settles suit over governor's race

The state said the Republican Governors Association coordinated its efforts illegally.

April 20, 2013

Inmates carve out a new life in prison's shop program Several photos included in this story

 New Hampshire's state prison in Franklin gives inmates a chance to learn valuable craft skills.

April 20, 2013

Autopsy: Maine sex offender died from forced drug ingestion Several photos included in this story

The man died after another sex offender, who later killed himself, made him swallow the drugs at gunpoint.

April 20, 2013

Security expenditures at Maine schools scrutinized

SAD 51 Superintendent Bob Hasson did not follow protocol, the school board's co-chairman says.

April 20, 2013

Authorities clear police in Vt. shooting



April 20, 2013

Maine's Russians: Don't lump us with terrorists

20130419_Medeo Local immigrants from Kazakhstan say their culture is very different from that of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.

April 20, 2013

Maine woman charged with accomplice to NH murder

Michele Corson makes a court appearance via video in the death of her brother's ex-wife.

April 20, 2013

Rise in bear-human encounters in Maine prompts warning

 The Maine Warden Service, which had 870 bear-related complaints last year, offers tips to prevent interactions.

April 20, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Maine teenager dies in car crash / Search for missing fisherman continues ... and more news from around the state.

April 20, 2013

Maine circus shows must go on without elephants

The show's producer calls it 'a bureaucratic nightmare,' but the state says all elephants must be tested for tuberculosis before entering Maine.

April 20, 2013

Mainers in Boston: Too close – and too eerie – for comfort



April 20, 2013

In suburban Boston, thanks and jubilation Video clip included

A policeman signals the capture of the bombing suspect, and the crowd responds with applause and thanks.