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Boston bomber's lawyers aim to paint Tsarnaev as teen gone astray

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonAttorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will call more witnesses on Wednesday as they seek to spare his life by painting him as a normal teen who went astray when he followed his older, domineering brother in carrying out the attack. He was also convicted of killing apolice officer three days later. Over the past two weeks lawyers for Tsarnaev have called three dozen witnesses who described him as a mild-mannered teenager who, even as his college grades slipped, remained the kind and well-liked youngster he had been as a child. "He never caused harm to anybody or disrespected anybody,"college student Henry Alvarez, who wrestled on the same team as Tsarnaev in high school, told jurors on Tuesday. Martin Richard, 8, Chinese exchange student Lu Lingzi, 23, and restaurant manager Krystle Campbell, 29, died in the bombing. The Tsarnaev brothers also shot dead Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.



U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

The area around a car that was used the previous night by two gunmen is investigated by local police and the FBI in GarlandBy Mark Hosenball and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement. The Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State (IS) said on its official online radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, a suburb of Dallas.



Police officer dies after shooting in north Idaho

(Reuters) - A police officer died of his wounds after he was shot by a man he was trying to stop in northern Idaho on Tuesday, officials said. Coeur d'Alene police sergeant Greg Moore was making a suspicious person check on Tuesday morning when the man opened fire, said police. The man then drove off in Moore's patrol car and led officers of a neighboring city on a high-speed chase, Post Falls Police Chief R. Scot Haug told reporters. The shooting comes a day after a New York City plainclothes police officer died from a gun shot wound to the head suffered during a confrontation with a suspect over the weekend.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Wilmington

Pedestrian struck and killed in WilmingtonA pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate-95 in Wilmington, Delaware early Wednesday morning.



2 plead not guilty to killing Canadian tourist after Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? Two of three people charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby have entered not guilty pleas.


Woman sentenced for digging up dad's grave for 'real will'

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) ? A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 to three years in prison.


Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) ? Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads ? in this case Nevada's highways ? not only for testing, but business, too.



EU plan hopes to help tech companies compete with US giants

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The EU on Wednesday announced a strategy push to make the continent more relevant on the digital marketplace which is currently dominated by U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) ? The European Union unveiled Wednesday a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.



Idaho officer fatally shot; man held after high-speed chase

This undated photo provided by the Coeur d?Alene Police Department shows Coeur d?Alene, police officer Greg Moore, who was critically wounded in the line of duty in the early morning of Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The northern Idaho officer is in critical condition after being shot and a suspect is in custody. A northern Idaho police officer shot by a man who stole his patrol car died of his injuries Tuesday evening, a Coeur d?Alene, Idaho, police spokeswoman said. Sgt. Greg Moore died at 5:50 p.m. at Kootenai Health, Sgt. Christie Wood said in a statement.(Coeur d?Alene Police Department via AP)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ? A 26-year-old north Idaho man accused of fatally shooting a veteran police officer and stealing his patrol car has been ordered held on $2 million bail.



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Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron enjoys a refreshing drink as he speaks with local members of the farming community during an election campaign visit at Whole House Farm, near Brecon, Wales, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Britain's political candidates are campaigning all across Britain in search of votes ahead of the May 7 General Election. (Toby Melville/ Pool photo via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: