Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack....
Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber....
Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns....
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....
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....
The Social Security Administration is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims received overpayments more than a decade ago. The move to halt the three-year-old program came after members of Congress complained. The policy led to the seizure of $55 million worth of tax refunds.
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