Boston Marathon Explosion Full Coverage

A Boston University student was confirmed dead today as the third fatal victim from the terrorist bombing at the Boston marathon Monday afternoon. The two other were identified as a boy and a young woman.

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FBI’s investigator made a plea for information from the witnesses and said ‘The range of suspects and motives remains wide open’ and asked anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon or April 15 to call them.

Investigators still have no firm suspects from the attacks that killed three and injured more than 170 people.

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said: “This is a painful and tragic  lesson, but we will learn from this as well”, and confirmed the visit of President Barack Obama on Thursday morning, at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in South Boston.

Investigators believe the bombs were shrapnel-studded pressure cookers, hidden in backpacks and detonated by timers.

Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police Timothy Alben is asking people to submit their photographs and videos that were made close to the finish line. “You might not think it’s significant, but it might have some value to this investigation.” He claimed.

President Obama affirmed “We will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice,” he vowed. “We also know this: The American people refuse to be terrorized.”

The fatal victims were an 8 year-old boy, Martin Richard, who was waiting at the finish, Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, and the third one was a Boston University student who was not identified at this hour.

As of today there were 70 people hospitalized being treated at six Boston hospitals. The youngest victim is a two year-old bot with a head injury.

Here’s a video that went viral and shows how the two explosions happened:

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Alabama Airport Sign Falls And Kills 10 Year Old Boy

A large flight display at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl. Airport toppled over a 10 year old boy, injuring three other people on Friday.

The airport had been on remodeling and opened only a few weeks ago. The 300 pound flight status board had to be lift by six bystanders.

The boy was taken to Children’s of Alabama Hospital, and was later pronounced dead. His mother is in critical condition, and his two other brothers have several injuries, but they’re not life threatening.

Authorities at the airport said they’re investigating the causes of this accident and have secured the site.

The family of the affected have been assisted by orders of the Mayor William Bell in ‘their time of need’.

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BlackBerry Hosts Launch Party in NYC

BlackBerry goes on sale in the United States tomorrow Friday, after a delay of nearly two months since it was first presented. Apple and Samsung Electronics are ahead of RIM in market share and sales, that’s why RIM made a commercial for the Super Bowl and have been hosting parties with artists in Austin and Los Angeles, not to mention they plastered billboards  and newspapers showing off their new phone.

AT&T will begin selling the BlackBerry Z10 for almost the same price as the iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII, making those devices the main competence. Apple sold 5 million phones the first weekend they were available last year, and Samsung shipped 10 million of their SIII model in the first two months of sale.

RIM’s smartphone market has fallen from 50% in 2009, to 5.9% this year, according to comScore, that’s why they’re spending more money than they did on previous launches. Tonight, singer Janelle Monae is performing in RIM’s Z10 party held in New York City.

Z10 is already on sale in the U.K. and India.

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North America Expects Warm Spring

Heat will soon make its entrance to most of North America, as specialists say we will experience  above average temperatures over the new season.

It is expected to be drier than other springs, specifically in the West and Southwest, including Texas. At the same time, flooding is likely to happen in a variety of regions, like North Dakota, and the Mississippi area, and could be worsen by the early melting of the winter snow.

“This spring’s outlook is a mixed bag of drought, flooding and warm weather”, a specialist said.

Drought and increasing temperatures could create fire in the Southwest, like Oklahoma, where wildfires have already been seen, and the state of Florida.

So, although it is still cold in the north, spring will soon rise the temperatures.

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Amtrak Derailment In Connecticut Causes Suspension Of Service In The Tri-State

Amtrak service has been suspended in the busy New York-Boston corridor due to a derailment in New Haven, Connecticut.

New York – Washington service has not been suspended, making the Springfield, Massachusetts shuttle operate as scheduled.

Passengers who opt to not travel due to the service interruption will receive a full refund or another trip voucher. Go to Amtrak.com or use the Amtrak Mobile App to modify or cancel your tickets.

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake Stucks Off Solomon Islands; Causes Two Tsunamis

Powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, shortly after 1 am GMT, and causing two tsunamis that killed at least 5 people and damaged more than 80 properties in the area. Tsunami was about 1.5 metres.

The center of the earthquake was off the Santa Cruz Islands, part of the Solomon Islands, north-east of Australia.

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Tsunami warnings were issued in Australia, Hawaii and the places around but were soon cancelled, as citizens had gone to higher ground.

Strong aftershocks were recorded, ranging from strength from magnitude 5.6 to 6.4.

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Boy Shot By Fellow Student At Georgia School Thursday

A student opened fire at middle school and wounded a 14 year old in the neck at around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia.

It is believed that the shooting was not random and something occurred between the two students. An armed officer who was off-duty was able to get the gun away, and the wounded boy was taken Grady Memorial Hospital and dispatched Thursday night.

Picture: MSNBC.

A crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets awaiting word of their children after they noticed about the situation. Emergency procedures were followed according to protocol and students were kept at the locked down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end,” Reed said. “Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief.”, said Mayor Kasim Reed.

Noe I, Windows of the World.