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Dzhokar Tsarnaev moved to medical detention center

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Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a medical detention center, authorities said Friday, according to the New York Times.

Tsarnaev, 19, is now at the Bureau of Prisons facility at Fort Devens, Mass. The facility handles male patients who require long-term or specialized mental or physical care, according to USA Today.

Tsarnaev was involved in a shootout with police which left him with gunshot wounds. His injuries include ones to the tongue, neck, and leg, according to USA Today.

Tsarnaey faces life in prison or the death sentence if he is found guilty of using a weapon of mass destruction, according to the New York Times.

According to a nonpartisan two-year study, the U.S. government was involved in 'indisputable' torture post 9/11, according to the New York Times.


The 577-page report was generated by 11 members of the Constitution Project, a Washington watchdog. It found that the Bush administration violated American and international law in its use of "enhanced interrogation techniques", according to the Telegraph.

According to the Telegraph, the report was the most ambitious project attempting to analyze the "controversial practices of the war on terror."

The defense medical expert for the Schaffhausen trial testified Tuesday, according to KSTP


John Reid Meloy a forensic psychologist from San Diago spoke with Aaron Schaffhausen for 10.5 hours total, and conducted 4 tests, according to the Star Tribune.

On the stand Tuesday, Meloy said that Schaffhausen had suffered from a mental disease or defect. On Monday, Schaffhausen's parents had testified that he had suffered from mental illness his whole life, according to KSTP.

On Monday, a mental health expert assigned by the court had found Schaffhausen to be depressed, but not suffering from a mental disorder, according to the Star Tribune.

The search for a missing shipyard worker was called off Thursday according to the Washington Post.

A shipyard worker was blown by strong winds into the Mobile River, in Mobile Alabama Wednesday. The Coast Guard searched for about 15 hours, according to a report from CNN.

"It is always extremely difficult to suspend a search when a person is still missing," said Capt. Ed Cubanski, chief of response, 8th Coast Guard District, according to a report by the Washington Post.

A 900-foot Carnival Triumph cruise ship was ripped away from its moorings in the same winds, according to the Washington Post.

3 people dead after 75 vehicle pileup

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Three people are dead after a 75 vehicle pileup that also injured at least 20 people on the Virginia-North Carolina boarder Sunday, according to the AP.

The crash was probably caused by extreme fog in the Fancy Gap Mountain area, according to NBC.

The crash began around 1:15 p.m., and traffic backed up for 8 miles, according to the AP.

The 16-year-old accuser in the Steubenville rape trial testified she couldn't remember anything about the night she was allegedly raped, according to ABC.

Witnesses say she was too drunk at the party to stand or talk. The accuser says she later learned about the night through texts, photos, and social media, according to NBC.

The prosecution and defense rested their cases, and the verdict will be delivered Sunday morning, according to NBC.

A New Mexico man who was held in solitary confinement for 22 months will be paid $15.5 million by the county, according to CNN.

Stephen Slevin, now 59, was arrested in August 2005 on charges of drunk driving, and receiving a stolen car. He was placed in solitary confinement in the Dona Ana County jail, but was never prosecuted, according to CNN.

Slevin will be awarded $15.5 million dollars in one of the largest federal civil rights settlements in history, according to CBS.

Florida officials say they will stop looking for the man who is lost in a sinkhole after it opened up underneath his bedroom Thursday, officials said.

Jeff Bush, 37, is presumed dead after a sinkhole, now up to 60 feet deep, opened up under his bedroom, according to the LA Times.

Jessica Damico, a spokeswoman with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, said workers will attempt to recover his body after the ground is determined stable enough to support heavy machinery, reported USA Today.

Four former peanut butter company employees are facing felony charges from the government after the 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people, government officials said Thursday.

Former owner of Peanut Corp. of America Stewart Parnell and three other employees have been alleged by the Justice Department for scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts. The employees were allegedly involved with a multiyear coverup of the company's tainted peanuts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In 2009, nine people died from salmonella. Hundreds more became ill, causing what WCCO says was one of the largest food recalls in history.

Prosecutors say the company kept quiet when independent lab tests of peanut products revealed evidence of salmonella. Fabricated lab results claimed the products were salmonella free, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An aggressive fire burned through the top two floors of the Pratt Institute's main building in Brooklyn early Friday, according to the New York Times.

It took 39 firetrucks to put out a four-alarm fire at the art and design school Pratt Institute. The fire began around 1:30 a.m., completely destroying the sixth floor which had 42 senior art studios. The number of pieces of art lost is currently not known. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, according to the New York Times.

According to officials, the source of the fire is under investigation because of how quickly the fire spread and because there are rarely people inside the building after 9:00 p.m., according to the nyDailyNews.

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