A man being questioned in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings was shot and killed in Orlando, Fl., Tuesday by an FBI agent. "There was some sort of aggressive movement that led the FBI agent to believe he was under threat and he opened fire," a law enforcement official told ABC News. Ibragim Todashev, 27, knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because both were mixed-martial arts fighters, said Khusen Taramov, who was being questioned by the FBI at the same time as Todashev. Taramov said he and Todashev were questioned for three hours when "something went wrong." read more
Daniel Fisher, Forbes: The myth of a U.S. Supreme Court hopelessly divided along liberal/conservative lines took another hit today as Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas split with their fellow conservatives to rule that police can't use a drug-sniffing dog to establish probable cause for a search warrant. The sniffing of the dog outside the homeowner's door was itself a search, the court ruled in an opinion written by Scalia, and thus it was prohibited under the Fourth Amendment guaranteeing citizens be secure in their homes and property.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) raised questions on Tuesday about the effects of sequestration while invoking the training accident that killed seven Marines and left several injured at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. "It's very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance," Reid said on the Senate floor. "These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it's going to cut back this stuff."
A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday. read more