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MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.... 4/18/2014 1:09 PM

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.... 4/18/2014 11:04 AM

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.... 4/18/2014 2:27 PM

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.... 4/18/2014 4:12 AM

Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.... 4/18/2014 6:09 AM

Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere.... 4/18/2014 11:44 AM

White House updating online privacy policy
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.... 4/18/2014 7:40 AM

Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.... 4/18/2014 1:31 PM

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.... 4/18/2014 1:49 PM

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges
CHICAGO (AP) -- For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.... 4/18/2014 1:12 PM