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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

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail
BOSTON (AP) -- The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.... 4/16/2014 3:29 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

Robber who lived productive life seeks release
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.... 4/16/2014 3:20 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

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 3:31 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