The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. It was a day of tributes to those killed and maimed when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon in 2013. The bombs killed 3 people and injured more than 260 others.
"We will never yield. We will never cower," Vice President Joe Biden said at a ceremony. "America will never, ever, ever stand down. We are Boston. We are America. We respond. We endure. We overcome and we own the finish line."
In Boston, a moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. local time, the moment the first bomb exploded.
Nearly a year since a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, state lawmakers are trying to figure out what changes need to be made to prevent another deadly blast. 15 people died and more than 150 were injured when the plant exploded in 2013. Among the options on the table are changes to regulations on the industry. The Texas Fire Marshal's Office is expected to give its final recommendations in June. Any proposal would have to be approved by the Texas Legislature.
Tension escalates further in Ukraine. Where the new government in Kyiv has sent soldiers and armored personnel carriers to clamp down on pro-Russia militants in its eastern regions. President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the crisis. He urged Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine's border and use his influence to persuade armed pro-Russian groups to leave the buildings they have seized.
A Utah woman is accused of killing at least six of her infant children. A total of seven bodies were found in her garage. Police say she told them all but one was born alive. Family and neighbors say they were stunned by the accusations.
Prosecutors ending their cross-examination in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. The prosecution challenged his account of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecutor asked who should be blamed. Pistorius admitted that he blamed himself for killing her, but that he feared for his life and thought there was an intruder in the bathroom.Prosecutors are arguing that Pistorius shot Steenkamp on purpose after a heated argument.