Friend of Boston Marathon bomber gets 3 1/2 years in prison

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison after he tearfully apologized to the residents of Boston for impeding the investigation into the attack while authorities frantically searched for the suspects.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Massive data breach could affect every federal agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.

  • Written by KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Sister: Brother had sexual relationship with Hastert

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her last month about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship while in high school with Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who would become speaker of the House.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

China ship righted to speed up search for hundreds missing

JIANLI, China (AP) — The banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from gray waters of the Yangtze River on Friday as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people still missing. So far, 103 bodies have been found.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press