The uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lashed out at his nephews during a press conference in front of his Maryland home, saying they “put shame” on the family and “the entire Chechen ethnicity.”

One Boston Marathon bombing suspect was killed in a shootout in Watertown and the other was being pursued Friday morning, authorities announced. Residents of Watertown and the surrounding communities, including all of Boston, were told by Gov. Deval Patrick to remain in their homes. All public transportation was shut down.

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The Knicks are hotter. The Knicks are deeper. The Knicks are playing their best basketball at the right time, winning 13 in a row at one point in late March and early April. The Knicks won the Atlantic Division for the first time in 19 years with a 54-28 record.



Where do we go from here? 

That's the question, right? It will never be the same in Boston after what happened on Monday afternoon, that's what we've read and heard over the last three days. 



The FBI released photos and video of two suspects involved in the Marathon bombings, and has requested the public’s help in identifying the two individuals.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers said the photos and video came from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites. According to DesLauriers, both men are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

“Do not take any action on your own,” he said.

President Barack Obama attended an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday and delivered an inspirational speech to residents still healing from Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.

“I’m here today on behalf of the American people with a simple message: Every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. Every one of us stands with you,” Obama said. “Boston may be your hometown, but we claim it, too. Boston, you’re my home. For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal.”

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Despite conflicting reports that an arrest had been made earlier on Wednesday, the Boston Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office issued statements Wednesday afternoon that said no arrest had been made in the Marathon bombing case.

According to reports from CNN and The Associated Press, authorities have made an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing, with the suspect expected to appear in federal court in Boston.