Latest News on Boston Bomber's Capture
BOSTON, MA; WASHINGTON, D.C. - Here are several news stories from the Associated Press, in the aftermath of Friday's manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombing:
President Barak Obama and Republicans used their weekly addresses to celebrate the resolve Americans demonstrated after the attack on the Boston Marathon.
Obama says "the world has witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: Americans refuse to be terrorized."
In the Republican address, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina praised the first responders as "amazing Americans, some of whom charged through fences and barricades." He says they "put their own lives on the line to help others."
Both addresses were recorded before yesterday's tension-filled capture of the surviving suspect.
Extra security is obvious all over Boston, especially at home games for the Bruins and Red Sox.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it's concerned the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect will be questioned by investigators without being read his Miranda rights.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained hospitalized Saturday after being wounded in a firefight with police Friday. His brother was killed earlier.
U.S. officials say a special interrogation team for high-value suspects will question Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights, invoking a rare public safety exception triggered by the need to protect the public from immediate danger.
ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero says the exception applies only when there's a continued threat to public safety and is "not an open-ended exception" to the Miranda rule.
Twin explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180. Tsarnaev's father calls him a "true angel."
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth remains closed as law enforcement officials continue their investigation into Tsarnaev.
The university said in a written statement Saturday that campus and law enforcement officials continue "logistical and investigative operations."
The campus was evacuated Friday morning amid a manhunt for Tsarnaev. He was captured Friday night in Watertown and is in serious condition at a Boston hospital. His classmates say that they saw him on campus after the bombings and that he was calm. His older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in a shootout with police.
An uncle of the suspects says he had a falling-out with one of his nephews because of the man's increased commitment to Islam.
Ruslan Tsarni says he grew concerned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he told him in a 2009 phone conversation that he had chosen "God's business" over work or school. Tsarni said he then contacted a family friend who told him Tsarnaev had been influenced by a recent convert to Islam.
Tsarni says the two hadn't spoken since that call, and he was relieved his younger nephew was captured alive so he could seek forgiveness from the bombing victims.
A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a follower of radical Islam.
According to FBI, the foreign government said that based on its information, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a strong believer and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to the country's region to join unspecified underground groups.
The FBI says it interviewed Tsarnaev and relatives, and did not find any domestic or foreign terrorism activity.