News Bonanno crime family leader Vincent Asaro is escorted by FBI agents; the Bonanno crime family committed acts of extortion and arson, including the airport heist, a brazen crime made famous by the 1990 film 'Goodfellas'

For more than 35 years the mobsters behind one of the largest cash thefts in US history – a heist so brazen it was used as one of the central themes of the film Goodfellas — seemed to have got clean away.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, were planning to mount a second attack in New York’s Times Square

Boston suspects ‘planned to set off bombs in New York's Times Square’

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bombings suspect who was killed in a police shootout, was added to a huge database of known and suspected terrorists 18 months before the attack, it has been revealed.

Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis was released from a north Mississippi jail on Tuesday and charges against him were dropped

Elvis impersonator blames long-time enemy for ricin sent to Barack Obama

Newest suspect, who ran for the Mississippi legislature in 2007, says Kevin Curtis is 'disturbed'

Members of a police honor guard lead a column of law enforcement officials into a memorial service for fallen Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier

Boston bombing: Joe Biden hits out at ‘twisted, knock-off jihadis’ at shot officer’s memorial

Service held as US investigators travel to Russia to speak to Tsarnaev family members

Hackers compromise AP Twitter account with false tweet about attack on White House

Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press yesterday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.

The News Matrix: Wednesday 24 April 2013

Kerry: prepare for chemical attacks

Nicaragua Police agents escort Eric Toth to be presented to the press at a police station in Managua, Nicaragua

Eric Toth: 'Paedophile' teacher on FBI's most wanted list is arrested in Nicaragua

Former nanny and youth counsellor had been on the run since 2008

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, has reportedly told investigators that his brother Tamerlan, left, was the driving force behind the attack

Boston Marathon bombing: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claims brother Tamerlan was ‘driving force’ behind attack, and says the pair worked alone

Tamerlan Tsarnaev apparently organised the bombings because he wanted to ‘defend’ Islam

Eric Justin Toth being arrested in Nicaragua

Teacher Eric Justin Toth, who replaced Osama bin Laden on FBI Ten Most Wanted list over child pornography discovered on a school-owned camera, is arrested in Nicaragua

A former teacher who took Osama bin Laden’s place on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list over his alleged links to child pornography has been arrested in Nicaragua.

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev (main image) was charged by US federal prosecutors, on the same day that Boston laid to rest his alleged first victim, Krystle Campbell

Surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev faces death penalty over weapon of mass destruction charge

Charges brought in hospital but suspect will not be treated as an enemy combatant

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev (main image) was charged by US federal prosecutors, on the same day that Boston laid to rest his alleged first victim, Krystle Campbell

Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev faces death penalty over weapon of mass destruction charge

Charges brought in hospital but suspect will not be treated as an enemy combatant

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, one of the Boston bombing suspects

Making sense of the Boston bombing suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev 'was nothing out of the ordinary, a friendly giant'

Locals struggle to explain the bomber suspects’ motives

A 30-second silence marked the start of the London Marathon in an expression of solidarity for the victims of the atrocities in Boston.

London Marathon 2013: From Buzz Lightyear to Ed Balls, London’s runners get home safe amid heightened security

Competitors observe a 30-second silence before the start of the men's elite race and runners  have been encouraged to wear black ribbons

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was captured on Friday

'Police may never question marathon bombing suspect', says the Mayor of Boston

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in "very serious" condition at a Boston hospital after being captured Friday night, Menino said

Home watch: A police Swat team searching Watertown, Boston, on Friday

The Boston bombs roused a monster

An overreaction to the attacks could result in massive, self-important bodies wielding excessive powers and hounding the wrong people

Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, insists his boys have been set up
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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker