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  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off
    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are honoring him a year later.

  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
    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.

  • Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case
    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.

  • White House updating online privacy policy
    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.

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law
    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder
    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.

  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
    Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keepin people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.

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