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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.... 4/16/2014 12:27 AM

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.... 4/15/2014 7:32 PM

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.... 4/15/2014 6:02 PM

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
DETROIT (AP) -- The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.... 4/16/2014 1:08 AM

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.... 4/16/2014 12:45 AM

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof.... 4/16/2014 1:53 AM

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.... 4/16/2014 2:13 AM

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.... 4/15/2014 6:14 PM

Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 7:04 PM

Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) -- In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is Corporon.... 4/15/2014 3:08 PM