April 17, 2014

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Tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

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BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people gathered at the Read More…

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Authorities investigate a crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove Utah, Sunday. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

  PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said Read More…

College visit turns tragic for Calif. students

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities said. Someone kicked out a window on the bus, and many of those aboard Read More…

Lawyer: Pa. stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not a problem student or outcast like those who have been involved in other school violence across the country, and was “like a deer in the headlights” hours after the attack, frightened and depressed, his attorney Read More…

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show with David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. Colbert says in a statement: Read More…

VW tells US dealers to stop selling 4 models

Volkswagen is recalling four models, including the Passat. (AP photo)

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed. The order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions, spokesman Scott Vazin said Wednesday. They were built after Feb. 1. An “O-ring” Read More…

UPDATED: 4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said. The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes Read More…

UConn partying links men, women’s national title victories

Husein Becirovic of New Britain, Conn., left, Laura Purcell of Stoughton, Mass., center, and Yvonne Ambenge of Mansfield, Conn., right, cheer as they watch the broadcast of the UConn and Notre Dame women's NCAA title game Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The partying started Monday night on the UConn campus and spilled into Tuesday. And rightly so. It was in honor of the women’s basketball team, which beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title, and the men’s team, which beat Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Read More…

At 21, recovering Ill. heroin addict starts over

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  AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last May as he headed to Read More…

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay for inpatient rehab. Some users overcome their addictions in spite of the obstacles. But Read More…