News on the go: April 22, 2013

Maura Zurick

Boston nurses recounted the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 100 more. As the manhunt for the suspects ended, the nurses who helped the victims and worked 12-hour shifts came to grips with what they saw. “These patients were terrified,” Megan Prevatt, ER nurse said. “They were screaming. They were crying… We had to fight back our own fears…”

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Denver authorities are searching for suspects after a shooting during a massive 4/20 marijuana celebration on Saturday. The shooting left two people injured and possibly a third, according to Denver media. Thousands of people attended the celebration, which was the first since Colorado legalized marijuana. Police said they are currently looking for two suspects and the motive is unknown.

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The United States military said more than half of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike. The prison’s current population is 166 and about 84 people are striking. Army Lt. Col. Samuel House said 16 of the 84 are being force-fed and five have been hospitalized. The strike gained popularity a week after a clash between guards and prisoners. It started in February in protest of the conditions and indefinite confinement. Most of the men at Guantanamo are being held without charge.

Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in two separate attacks Sunday in Afghanistan. An independent security group said 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war. According to an Associated Press tally, at least 222 people have been killed in the Middle Eastern nation this month alone.

Tom Cruise’s newest film “Oblivion” let the box office with a $38.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Overseas, the film also earned an additional $33.7 million when it opened a week earlier. The previous weekend’s top movie was the Warner Bros. baseball drama, “42.” The Jackie Robinson biopic brought in a domestic total of $54.1 million so far.

All information is from The Associated Press.

Maura Zurick is the city editor and the nation and world editor for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].