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More Images Posted Of Accused Boston Bomber's Capture

Photos taken by a Massachusetts State Police sergeant show the bloodied suspect being taken into custody. They also show him getting medical treatment at the scene.

Garage Important To Watergate Scandal To Be Torn Down

The most famous building from the 1970's scandal is the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. A close second has to be the parking garage nearby, where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met his source "Deepthroat." But now that historical location is about to become history — it's being torn down and going condo.

Fire's Threat To Bay Area's Water Supply May Come Later

The huge "Rim Fire" in and around Yosemite National Park is close to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir that serves San Francisco. While falling ash hasn't seriously polluted the waters yet, there's concern that erosion from scorched hillsides will cause problems for the water supply in coming months.

One Historic March, Countless Striking Moments

What if Twitter existed 50 years ago, on this monumental anniversary of the March on Washington? Our answer: @TodayIn1963. We've been reporting events of the summer of '63 as if they were happening now, in real-time, through this Twitter account.

Crews Try To Slow Growth Of Fire Near Yosemite

The wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is now the seventh largest in California history. Fire crews continue to make progress, but they have lots of work ahead of them.

Rim Fire Drives Away Business From Iron Door Saloon

The wildfire near Yosemite National Park has scorched more than 180,000 acres since it erupted on Aug. 17. Renee Montagne talks to Corinna Loh, whose family owns the Iron Door Saloon in Grovedale, Calif. She has lost two homes to the Rim Fire and is struggling to keep her business open.

Two Years Later, Irene Haunts Vermonters

When Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont two years ago, miles of roads were destroyed and 1,400 families were displaced. It didn't take long for the highways to be repaired, but putting people's lives back together has taken much longer. It's been a difficult lesson for a state unaccustomed to natural disasters.

Wal-Mart To Offer Same-Sex Health Benefits

Retailing giant Wal-Mart has announced it will extend comprehensive medical benefits to domestic and legally married same-sex partners beginning next year. Wal-Mart is the single biggest U.S. employer outside of the federal government.

Florida Asked To Reimburse George Zimmerman For Court Costs

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, are asking Florida to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of his legal fees. Under Florida law, a defendant who's acquitted in a trial is not liable for any court costs.

Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again

"The New York Times" website has been under attack by hackers. A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility. David Greene reports.