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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbr... Full Story

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  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish
    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.

  • Man charged with marathon hoax due in court
    Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
    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 prblematic practices remained in place.

  • Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
    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.

  • 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.

  • Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.

  • 2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.

  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
    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.

  • AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix
    AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

    MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. (AP) — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
    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.

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