Religious fervor, and not ties to foreign terror groups now appear to be what drove Tamerlan and his brother Dzohokhar Tsarnaev to kill three and injure 180 in the attack on the Boston Marthon. Federal officials now say the brothers were motivated by their Islamic faith and not any connection to any Muslim terror group.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains hospitalized in stable condition. He is apparently cooperating with police. He can't speak, but is answering questions via notes. He's being interrogated in his hospital room. He was also charged in his room yesterday with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property. The 19-year-old faces the death penalty if convicted. He could still be indicted on other federal charges.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on the immigration overhaul. She is likely to get questions on the Boston Marathon bombing.
0930EDT -- Senate Judiciary Cmte hearing on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation." DHS Secy Napolitano testifies, her testimony was postponed from last Friday. The cost of the plan is likely to be a hot topic of questioning by GOP Sens. Also expecting more controversy over how the Boston Bombing affects the Gang of 8 immigration proposal.
Mike Emanuel reporting.
There was yet another planned terror attack we learned about yesterday. Canadian officials announced they had stopped a plot to blow up a commuter train on its way from Canada to the United States. Two men in their 30's were charged yesterday. One is reportedly from Tunisia, and the other from the United Arab Emirates. Authorities say the pair had direction and guidance from an Al Qaeda affiliate inside Iran. Iran is denying any knowledge of the plot. Both suspects due to appear in a Toronto courtroom today. James Rosen reporting.
Molly Henneberg will discuss new home sales that come out at 10am ET.
Flooding is a major worry for communities up and down the Mississippi River and other rivers right now, and more rain in the forecast isn't easing those concerns. We'll get an update on the storms headed towards water-logged communities.
The NTSB is holding two days of hearings into the safety of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner, and the battery fires that grounded the fleet. Dan Springer reporting.
Israel is accusing Syrian dictator Bashir Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people. It is the first formal accusation by Israel.