By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - About 15,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma and Arkansas were without power on Thursday after tornadoes touched down in the states a day earlier, leaving at least one person dead and scores of structures damaged. School were closed in parts of Oklahoma and clean up was under way from the twisters that hit near Tulsa, Oklahoma City and in northwest Arkansas. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in 25 counties. Another tornado was spotted in Moore, Oklahoma, where police said multiple buildings were damaged and vehicles overturned.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - An FBI explosives expert on Thursday told the Boston Marathon bombing trial jury about instructions in al Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine that prosecutors contend were used by two brothers to make bombs for the attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. Edward Knapp, a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, read and described the instructions in court that show both how to build pipe bombs and pressure-cooker bombs. The bombs used in the attack, and others thrown at police during a gunfight in the suburb of Watertown, Massachusetts, were stuffed with explosives taken from fireworks, FBI chemistry specialist David McCollam testified on the 14th day of the trial.
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