Carlos Arredondo's story is a sad one. Lost one son in Iraq, lost another son to suicide. On Monday he was at the Boston Marathon, supporting people running in honor of his sons. When the bombs struck, though, he rushed to help the wounded and became iconic for helping a man who lost both his legs, but survived.
Texas is one of just four states that are majority minority -- and its the only one that is Republican. But Democrats see those changing Demcorats as providing an opening, and an opportunity to turn one of the brightest red states more purple -- if not outright blue.
At least one police officer was killed, another is in serious condition as law enforcement found the two men believed to be behind the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks. The first man, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is believed to be dead, but Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is at large and the subject of a massive manhunt.
The FBI urges anyone with information about either of the men pictured here to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. They are considered to be both armed and extremely dangerous.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attack was a wake-up call for cities across the country -- they needed to be ready for terrorism. By all indications thus far, the response of Boston police and fire officials is an example of how far cities have come in preparing for terrorism-inflicted disasters.
In the minutes after two bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon, countless regular people pitched in to help first responders tend to the wounded. One of those was Dr. Chris Rupe, a Salina, Kan., surgeon who finished running the marathon seconds before the blast, and then pitched in to help the injured.
Decades ago, China decided it had too many people and instituted a policy that allowed most couples just one child. While the policy has been loosened some, it's still largely in place. But many hope that as more people question the morality of the policy, it will be rescinded entirely.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a company can be issued a patent for a human gene. The company says it needs the patent to protect the genetic tests its developed; a group of doctprs says human genes are nature in action and should be ineligible for patent protection.
President Barack Obama is still trying to get his second-term cabinet nominees in place. A number of those still to be confirmed focus on the environment, including Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy. Moniz and McCarthy both recently had confirmation hearings.
Amir Mohammed Estakhri has spent nearly a dozen year working with the State Department as an Iranian-language translator. But, recently, he's learned his services are no longer needed -- and he thinks it may be because he translated for Iranian officials in the U.S. as well.