US Flag to be Flown at Half Staff 

The president has ordered the United States flag be flown at half staff until sunset Saturday to honor yesterday’s victims in the Boston Marathon bombings.Two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. At least 3 people have died, one of them an 8-year-old, and at least 154 people were injured.One of the bombs has been identified as a pressure cooker, full of shrapnel, in a back-pack.Authorities have cornered off a 12-block radius as they continue their investigation, no one has been detained.