Mass. to observe moment of silence today

A memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing
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BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts holds a moment of silence this afternoon to mark one week since two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 180. The one minute of silence is at 2:50 p.m., the time of the first explosion. Then bells will ring across the state.

Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live

One week after the Boston Marathon bombings, doctors say everyone injured in the blasts who made it alive to a hospital now seems likely to survive.

More than 180 people were hurt in the explosions, and at least 14 of them lost all or part of a limb. As of Monday, 51 remained hospitalized. Three are listed as critical and five are in serious condition. Among the critical is transit system police officer who nearly bled to death in a shootout with the bombing suspects. Doctors say he is expected to recover.

The three people who died in the blasts died at the scene, as did another officer who was shot.

Father of suspects to fly to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he will travel from Russia to the United States this week to seek "justice and the truth."

Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press that he has "lots of questions for the police" and he wants "to clear up many things."

In the interview on Sunday he said only that he planned to go in several days, but the suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, told journalists on Monday that the father plans to fly to the U.S. on Wednesday.

She said the family would try to bring the body of their elder son back to Russia.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar was later captured alive but badly wounded.



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