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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

Feds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings.... 4/16/2014 1:38 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

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

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.... 4/16/2014 3:04 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 2:19 PM

Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder.... 4/16/2014 2:09 PM

Officials investigate response time in 911 killing
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.... 4/16/2014 3:04 PM

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

Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.... 4/16/2014 1:57 PM