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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

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

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city.... 4/16/2014 12:26 AM

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims
NEW YORK (AP) -- A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 11:02 PM

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

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.... 4/15/2014 9:44 PM

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

Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 7:04 PM

Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) -- In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is Corporon.... 4/15/2014 3:08 PM