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  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said. The man was stopped by an officer...

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing...

  • Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal...

  • More NC Senate candidates release money totals

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. Mark Harris' campaign said Tuesday it has raised $398,000 during the first quarter, raising his campaign...

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. They are making the...

  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    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...

  • Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Students plan 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 a week after a mass stabbing. A county official says students wanted to meet before classes resumed...

  • Gov. Susana Martinez's PAC raises $210K

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's political action committee has raised about $210,800 in the past six months. According to the latest campaign finance disclosure, Susana PAC had cash-on-hand of about $68,000 as of last week. The oil and gas industry was a...

  • Scammers using fake US Postal Service emails

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information. Officials of the Better Business Bureau on said hackers send emails about online postage charges and attempted or intercepted package deliveries. They...

  • 5 primary challengers to Sen. Graham to debate

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Five of the six Republicans running against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham are meeting in a debate in Aiken. The Aiken Republican Club is sponsoring Wednesday's debate, which will take place after the club's luncheon in downtown Aiken. A panel of reporters will ask...

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