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Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail
BOSTON (AP) -- The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance.... 4/16/2014 1:02 PM

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.... 4/16/2014 12:12 PM

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings
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 12:13 PM

Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.... 4/16/2014 1:08 PM

Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.... 4/16/2014 11:42 AM

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.... 4/16/2014 12:27 PM

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

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground, coming to rest just a few hundred feet from the beach and drawing plenty of onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.... 4/16/2014 11:32 AM

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers
DETROIT (AP) -- Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group.... 4/16/2014 12:18 PM

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.... 4/16/2014 12:38 PM