Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year

Posted by Associated Press on April 15, 2014
Before and after pictures

Boylston Street on the day of the bombing and as it looks today

BOSTON — Life has resumed on the streets of Boston.

A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the city’s landscape bears few reminders of the explosions, or …

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Student Stabs 20 at Pennsylvania High School

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014
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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old boy “was flashing two knives around” when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the bloody crime scene at Franklin Regional High School, some 15 …

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Pistorius Refuses to Look At Dead Lover’s Photo

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014
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PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a photo of his dead girlfriend’s bloody head wounds while testifying at his murder trial Wednesday as the prosecutor urged the star athlete to “take responsibility” for killing her.

“It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said, setting the stage for a rigorous first day of cross-examination …

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Pings Raise Hope of Finding Missing Plane

Posted by Associated Press on April 9, 2014
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PERTH, Australia (AP) – The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

Angus Houston, head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the …

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Argument May Have Preceded Deadly Fort Hood Attack

Posted by Associated Press on April 3, 2014
Army Spc. Ivan Lopez

Army Specialist Ivan Lopez

FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.

The base’s senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said there is a “strong possibility” that Spc. Ivan Lopez had a …

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