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UPDATE: 1 Boston bombing suspect dead, another on the loose

UPDATE (10:52am): Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, delivered his condolences to the victims of the bombings and said he was shocked that the children of his brother might have been involv

Boston manhunt update

BOSTON (CNN) -- Taxi service in Boston has been restored, police said. The service had been suspended earlier today because of the Boston Marathon attack manhunt.

BREAKING: FBI releases images of Boston Marathon bombing suspects

The FBI has released the photos of the persons of interest in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. There are two suspects known as "Suspect #1" and "Suspect #2."

Pope, Diocese respond to West tragedy

AUSTIN – On Wednesday evening, April 17, there was a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, which is in the Catholic Diocese of Austin.

Arrest made in connection with laced envelopes sent to President Obama, Sen. Wicker

An arrest has been made in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that authorities are testing to determine if they contain ricin, two federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

US Senate votes down Toomey-Manchin Gun Bill

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.

REPORT: Boston PD says no arrest made in Boston Marathon bombings

There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

Tainted letters intercepted

The FBI said Wednesday that "there is no indication" letters possibly tainted with ricin intercepted in Washington are connected to Monday's terror attack at the Boston Marathon.

US Capitol evacuated due to delivery of suspicious package

Parts of the U.S. Capitol are being cleared after authorities announced suspicious packages on the first and third floors of the Hart Senate Office Building and a suspicious envelope in the Russell Senate Office Building at the office of Sen.

Officials intercept tainted letter sent to President Obama

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance" has been intercepted at the White House's off-site mail facility, a Secret Service spokesman said Wednesday.