Myanmar says it's not to blame for migrant crisis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar refused to shoulder the blame for an escalating migrant crisis on Saturday, and cast doubts on whether it will attend a meeting to be hosted by Thailand later this month aimed at easing an emergency that has left boatloads of refugees stranded at sea.

  • Written by ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press

Tsarnaev could be 1st terrorist executed in US since 9/11

BOSTON (AP) — The death sentence jurors imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sets the stage for what could be the nation's first execution of a terrorist in the post-9/11 era, though the case is likely to go through years of appeals.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

AP sources: Dozens of Cubans stranded aboard US vessel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. have been stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Nepal army: All 8 bodies found in crashed US Marine chopper

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.

  • Written by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

FBI looks into shattered glass in new twist in derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility that the windshield of an Amtrak train was hit with an object shortly before the train derailed this week in a crash that killed eight people and injured about 200 more.

  • Written by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press