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BOSTON (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then ... Full Story

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

    BOSTON (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall
    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion
    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    WEST, Texas (AP) — Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."

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