Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.... 4/16/2014 6:08 AM

Man charged with marathon hoax due in court
BOSTON (AP) -- The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder.... 4/16/2014 9:59 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 terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.... 4/16/2014 6:18 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 6:45 AM

SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.... 4/16/2014 10:06 AM

Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.... 4/16/2014 10:02 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

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.... 4/16/2014 1:44 AM

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

AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix
MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. (AP) -- Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.... 4/16/2014 6:55 AM