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  1. Boston Scare Triggered by Rice Cooker, Media Backpack: OfficialsWed, 16 Apr 2014 03:48:06 GMT
    One of the two unattended backpacks that sent emergency crews scrambling to the finish line of the Boston Marathon was likely a hoax and the other was left behind by a media outlet, Boston authorities said Tuesday night. More...
  2. Caught On Camera: Arizona Boy's Special SurpriseWed, 16 Apr 2014 02:32:49 GMT
    An Arizona boy is brought to tears when his deployed soldier-father makes surprise appearance at NBA game. More...
  3. Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun ViolenceWed, 16 Apr 2014 02:27:34 GMT
    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety. More...
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  1. Man arrested after dropping backpack at Boston Marathon finish lineWed, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:21 GMT
    One man was arrested Tuesday after leaving a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line on the one-year anniversary of a deadly bombing of the famous road race.  More...
  2. What should students wear? Who decides? Dress codes can be a real minefield for schoolsWed, 16 Apr 2014 06:59:02 GMT
    They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More...
  3. Muslim groups, civil liberties advocates applaud end of NYPD Muslim surveillance programWed, 16 Apr 2014 06:07:53 GMT
    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates are applauding 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 terror threats. More...
  4. Boston Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges, easing of prison restrictionsWed, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:24 GMT
    Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison. More...
  5. Alleged serial killings in Southern California highlight limits of GPS tracking of criminalsWed, 16 Apr 2014 05:53:08 GMT
    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. More...
  6. College Board provides a glimpse of redesigned SATWed, 16 Apr 2014 05:31:54 GMT
    Anxious students -- not to mention their parents -- can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. More...
  7. 2 ships collide, 751-foot cargo ship grounded in VirginiaWed, 16 Apr 2014 05:24:42 GMT
    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. More...
  8. As it redesigns SAT, College Board offers a look at kinds of questions students might faceWed, 16 Apr 2014 04:12:17 GMT
    Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. More...
  9. Coast Guard rescues ailing man from fishing boat off Delaware Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:13 GMT
    The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. More...
  10. Police: Man who dropped backpack near Boston Marathon charged with hoax, disorderly conductWed, 16 Apr 2014 03:32:05 GMT
    Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. More...