Sources say the Boston marathon bombers were planning more attacks; prosecutors prepare charges against Dzokhar Tsarnaev, who is currently awake and answering questions; 5 are dead after a shooting in Seattle; a former student in the Netherlands is arrested after threatening a school shooting on 4chan; at least 5 are dead after a high-speed chase with Border Patrol in Arizona; 20 are dead from the bird flu in China; and the Taliban takes 10 hostage after an emergency helicopter landing in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon apologizes after being arrested for disorderly conduct; Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together; children’s author E.L. Konigsburg dies; and Dove’s new video has people talking.
Suspects Seemed Set for Attacks Beyond Boston, http://rtvote.com/17IScDK
According to sources close to the investigation, brothers Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were mostly like planning other attacks after the bombing at the Boston Marathon one week ago. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday that police “have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene—the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded, and the firepower that they had—that they were going to attack other individuals.” Allegedly, the brothers told the owner of the hijacked Mercedes Benz SUV that they were heading to New York, although it is not clear what they planned to do there.
Boston Marathon bombs: Prosecutors prepare charges, http://rtvote.com/17ITY7X
Federal prosecutors will prepare charges against Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev on Monday. The U.S. Attorney on the case is Carmen Ortiz, who is notoriously tough and was assigned to Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz’s case, which ended in his suicide. Dzokhar, whose brother was killed in a police shootout, will most likely be charged in federal court and could face the death penalty. Tsarnaev is reportedly awake and writing answers to investigators’ questions, as he is currently unable to speak due to an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound to the neck.
5 dead, including suspect, in shooting south of Seattle, police say, http://rtvote.com/17IWUBB
A shooting in the Seattle suburb of Federal Way has left five dead, including the suspect, who was reportedly killed by police gunfire. Officials are still unclear as to what sparked the shooting in the apartment complex. Federal Way spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said, “We’re gonna continue to go door to door in hopes that we can find some additional witnesses, and hopefully we won’t be finding any more victims.”
At least 5 die in Arizona car crash during Border Patrol pursuit, http://rtvote.com/17S7j0x
On Sunday night, a Chevrolet Tahoe drove high-speed through a Border Patrol checkpoint in Vail, Arizona resulting in a car chase that left at least 5 dead and 12 injured. Sources say 18-22 people were in the Chevrolet Tahoe, which rolled off an exit ramp during the chase with Border Patrol.
Former British School pupil arrested over Dutch shooting threat, http://rtvote.com/17IYDa2
Dutch police have stopped a shooting at the British School in the Netherlands and have arrested a suspect after he made threats on a 4chan message board. The 18-year-old suspect said that he was going to “shoot my Dutch teacher and as many students as I can.” After finding the post, police shut down 20 schools in the area. Other shooters have posted about their attacks on 4chan; the suspect in a shooting at a Virginia mall this month posted details about the attack minutes before it took place.
China’s bird flu death toll rises to 20, http://rtvote.com/ZDUnYG
According to the World Health Organization, avian influenza, or the bird flu, has killed 20 people in China since the outbreak started in late March. Currently, there are 102 cases of the bird flu in China that have left 70 people hospitalized. “Until the source of infection has been identified, it is expected that there will be further cases of human infection with the virus in China,” WHO said in a statement.
Taliban capture 10 after chopper makes emergency landing, http://rtvote.com/17S91PD
The Taliban has captured nine foreign nationals and an Afghan pilot after the hostages’ helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the Khost province of Afghanistan. The helicopter was immediately surrounded by Taliban insurgents, who then kidnapped the seven Turkish engineers, two Russian pilots, and one Afghan. The hostages were forced to make an emergency landing after delivering food and other items from a NATO base to Kabul.
The ‘Most Expensive’ Home in NYC Listed for $125 Million, http://rtvote.com/17S8JIl
Police: 3 Doors Down Member Charged in Fatal Crash, http://rtvote.com/11ewepT
Reese Witherspoon: ‘I’m Very Sorry for My Behavior,’ http://rtvote.com/11ewkOs
E.L. Konigsburg: best remembered for ‘From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,’ http://rtvote.com/11ezmCl
Daft Punk break Spotify record, http://rtvote.com/17SbCJi
Selena Gomez: The Shocking Reason She Went Back To Justin Bieber, http://rtvote.com/17SbFEV
Dove’s Viral Video Sparks Discussion, and Other Top Comments, http://rtvote.com/11ezvp6