Our sister station KWTX in Waco, TX reports: West EMS Director Dr. George Smith said earlier Wednesday night as many as 60 or 70 people died in the blast, but Department of Public Safety spokesman D.L. Wilson said during a news conference late Wednesday night the number of dead is unknown.
The Senate has voted to urge President Barack Obama to pardon posthumously the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted a century ago of accompanying a white woman across state lines.
An 11-year-old California boy and a 9-year-old girl remain in critical condition at Boston Children's Hospital, two days after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 170.
Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, played a part in getting information about the Boston attacks to the public and emergency management. Such tools allowed for near-instantaneous reports of the events.
A new poll sends mixed signals on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's potential New York City mayoral run. He gets more support than several other Democratic contenders, but half of voters say they wouldn't even entertain casting a ballot for him.
Emails and text messages show the Maine fitness instructor who ran a prostitution operation out of her Zumba studio had as many as five clients a day and wanted her co-conspirator monitoring the trysts.
An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says a man apparently tried to commit suicide by leaving a car running in a garage and the carbon monoxide fumes apparently claimed not only his life but those of his wife and their two children.