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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.... 4/16/2014 6:08 AM

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.... 4/16/2014 12:27 AM

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

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.... 4/15/2014 7:32 PM

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.... 4/15/2014 6:02 PM

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.... 4/16/2014 5:50 AM

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
DETROIT (AP) -- The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.... 4/16/2014 1:08 AM

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.... 4/16/2014 12:45 AM

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof.... 4/16/2014 1:53 AM

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.... 4/15/2014 6:14 PM