Apr 22nd, 2013 - International News
— The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he will travel from Russia to the United States this week to seek "justice and the truth."
Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press that he has "lots of questions for the police" and he wants "to clear up many things."
In the interview on Sunday he said only that he planned to go in several days, but the suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, told journalists on Monday that the father plans to fly to the U.S. on Wednesday.
She said the family would try to bring the body of their elder son back to Russia.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar was later captured alive but badly wounded.
— An aunt of the elder Boston bombing suspect says he struggled to find himself while trying to reconnect with his Chechen identity on a trip to Russia last year.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev "seemed to be more American" than Chechen and "didn't fit into the Islamic world," his aunt Patimat Suleimanova told The Associated Press.
Suleimanov added that Tsarnaev spoke daily on Skype to his American-born wife, who had recently converted to Islam, and that she instructed him on how to observe Islam correctly.
Investigators are focusing on the six months Tsarnaev spent last year in southern Russia, where he stayed with his father for at least part of the time.
Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police. His younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was later captured alive, but badly wounded.
Dec 5th, 2013 - Local News
A teacher from Hamilton Community Schools died after his car collided with a semi-truck near Holland Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Josh Hoppe from Zeeland taught government and did some coaching for...
Dec 4th, 2013 - Local News
Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo is mourning the loss of 2 of their students. Anneka and Landon Vels were coming from their home along West G. Avenue when their vehicle hit a tree and burst in...
Dec 5th, 2013 - State News
DETROIT (AP) — Workers walked off their jobs at a fast-food restaurant in Detroit as part of a national protest against low wages.
Dozens of sign-carrying McDonald's employees and others marched ...
Dec 4th, 2013 - State News
— Icy roads and fog are creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of Michigan, prompting some schools to close or delay the start of classes.
The National Weather Service says a dense fog ad...
Dec 5th, 2013 - National News
DENVER (AP) — Some people have chosen to retreat indoors as an arctic blast sweeps across the Northern Plains.
And the blowing snow and single digit temperatures in North Dakota and across Montan...
Dec 3rd, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.
The justices did not comment Monday in l...
Dec 5th, 2013 - International News
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving medical treatment for a recurring lung infection at his home since being discharged from the hospital in Sep...
Dec 5th, 2013 - International News
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 18 soldiers are dead and 40 wounded after a suicide bomber set off explosives in a car at Yemen's Defense Ministry.
Officials say as many as 12 gunmen also were kille...
Dec 5th, 2013 - Sports News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive vic...
Dec 4th, 2013 - Sports News
— Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions'...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...