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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race
BOSTON (AP) -- Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.... 4/16/2014 3:46 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

Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.... 4/16/2014 3:38 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

New SAT: What will those questions look like?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.... 4/16/2014 3:40 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

Armed robber was never told to report to prison
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 3:51 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