BOSTON POLICE HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH SUSPICIOUS BACKPACK LEFT NEAR THE FINISH LINE OF THE BOSTON MARATHON *

THE SUSPECT IS BEING CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A HOAX DEVICE, AS WELL AS DISTURBING THE PEACE AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT *

THE BACKPACK, WHICH REPORTEDLY CONTAINED A CONFETTI-FILLED RICE COOKER, WAS DETONATED BY THE BOMB SQUAD AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE *

THE BOMB SQUAD ALSO DETONATED A SECOND UNATTENDED BACKPACK, THOUGH IT IS NOT BELIEVED TO HAVE BELONGED TO THE SUSPECT *

SOUTH KOREA GOVT SAYS NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING SEVERAL HOURS AFTER FERRY SINKS *

AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD *

THE SHIP WAS CARRYING MORE THAN 450 PEOPLE, MOSTLY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHEN IT BEGAN TO LIST OFF S KOREA'S SOUTHERN COAST *

S KOREAN COAST GUARD SHIPS, COMMERCIAL VESSELS AND HELICOPTERS HAVE ALL BEEN DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE TO AID IN THE RESCUE EFFORTS *

TUESDAY MARKED THE ONE YEAR ANNIV OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS *

THE SEARCH FOR THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINER HAS RESUMED OVER A 21,000 SQUARE-MILE EXPANSE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN. *

14 MILITARY AND CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT ARE INVOLVED IN THE LATEST EFFORT BUT AERIAL SEARCHES ARE WINDING DOWN, PARTLY BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER. *

THE U.S. NAVY'S ROBOT SUBMARINE IS ALSO SCANNING FOR SIGNS OF WRECKAGE AND FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS. *

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WILL BE AMONG THOSE PAYING TRIBUTE ON THURSDAY AT AN INTERFAITH MEMORIAL SERVICE HONORING THE VICTIMS OF SUNDAY'S SHOOTINGS AT TWO JEWISH FACILITIES IN KANSAS. *

A REPUTED WHITE SUPREMACIST IS ACCUSED OF GUNNING DOWN TWO PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING AND ANOTHER AT A NEARBY JEWISH RETIREMENT CENTER. *

THE COAST GUARD SAYS TWO SHIPS HAVE COLLIDED IN A MAIN SHIPPING CHANNEL OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST. *

THE COLLISION INVOLVES A 1,065-FOOT CONTAINER SHIP AND A 79-FOOT RIG VESSEL *

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR TOXIC LEAKAGE *

THE SON OF A 33-YEAR POLICE VETERAN IN CANADA IS ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY STABBINGS OF FIVE PEOPLE AT A UNIVERSITY HOUSE PARTY IN CALGARY, ALBERTA *

POLICE SAY THE 22-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT PICKED UP A LARGE KNIFE SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING AT THE PARTY AND STABBED THE VICTIMS ONE BY ONE *

OFFICIALS ARE CALLING IT THE WORST MASS MURDER IN CALGARY'S HISTORY *

LAWYERS FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT WILL ASK A JUDGE TODAY TO TOSS OUT SOME OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM AND TO EASE RESTRICTIONS ON HIM IN PRISON *

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO A 30-COUNT FEDERAL INDICTMENT CHARGING HIM IN THE TWIN EXPLOSIONS AT LAST YEAR'S MARATHON THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 260 *

TSARNAEV'S LAWYERS SAY MANY OF THE CHARGES ARE REDUNDANT AND COULD SWAY JURORS *

CLASSES ARE TO RESUME THIS MORNING AT THE PITTSBURGH-AREA HIGH SCHOOL WHERE 21 STUDENTS AND A SECURITY GUARD WERE STABBED A WEEK AGO *

THE 16-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT IS IN A JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER, THOUGH HE'S CHARGED AS AN ADULT WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT *

FOUR STUDENTS ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL *

FIVE DAYS ON THE WITNESS STAND, AND A WITHERING CROSS-EXAMINATION FROM A PROSECUTOR, HAVE ENDED FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS AT HIS MURDER TRIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA *

PROCEEDINGS WILL ADJOURN FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER TOMORROW AND RESUME ON MAY 5 *

THE REQUEST FOR A BREAK CAME FROM THE CHIEF PROSECUTOR AND WAS SUPPORTED BY THE DEFENSE BECAUSE THE CASE HAS LASTED LONGER THAN EXPECTED *

PISTORIUS IS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER FOR SHOOTING GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP IN HIS HOME LAST YEAR *

HE SAYS HE SHOT HER BY MISTAKE, THE PROSECUTION SAYS HE KILLED HER INTENTIONALLY AFTER AN ARGUMENT *

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEY LAVROV SAYS MOSCOW IS STILL PLANNING TO MEET WITH UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN GENEVA ON THURSDAY *

ONE DAY AFTER UKRAINE'S FIRST MILITARY ACTION AGAINST A PRO-RUSSIAN UPRISING IN THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY, LAVROV SAYS THE GENEVA TALKS "REMAIN ON THE AGENDA" *

RUSSIA HAS REPEATEDLY THREATENED TO DISRUPT THE TALKS IF THE UKRAINIAN GOVT USES MILITARY FORCE AGAINST PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS IN THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY *

SINGER MILEY CYRUS IS IN THE HOSPITAL *

A SPOKESWOMAN BLAMES A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION TO ANTIBIOTICS AND SAYS DOCTORS HAVE ORDERED A "MEDICAL REST" *

THAT MEANS A PERFORMANCE IN KANSAS CITY, MO, IS CANCELED *

CYRUS SAID ON TWITTER THAT SHE'S HEARTBROKEN TO MISS THE SHOW *

SHE ALSO POSTED A PHOTO OF HERSELF WEARING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A HOSPITAL GOWN *