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  • Little government response to bombing a year later 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:11 am
  • BOSTON - A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

  • Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:41 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An explosion and fire at a plant in Tennessee where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based has killed one person and left three injured.

  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:40 pm
  • ABUJA, Nigeria - Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 pm
  • BOSTON - The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:40 pm
  • BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:54 pm
  • BOSTON - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:42 pm
  • BAGHDAD - An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.

  • Wisconsin woman writes bombing suspect 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:01 am
  • BARABOO, Wisconsin - A Baraboo woman says she's been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

  • Holly Township woman to return to Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:07 am
  • HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - When Anita Harless told her sons that she was returning to the Boston Marathon this year, they told her they didn't want to come, she said.

  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:24 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:29 am
  • BOSTON - 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.

  • White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:50 pm
  • CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.

  • Brothers hurt in marathon bombing retrace route 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 pm
  • BOSTON - Two Boston-area brothers who each lost a right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings have retraced the marathon route on the anniversary in a relay walk-and-ride with relatives and friends.

  • Could police have averted the Boston bombings? 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:37 pm
  • BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:17 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.

  • Wife of bomb suspect got triple-slaying subpoena 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:55 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb nearly three years ago.

  • Suspicious devices in Boston high-voltage fuses 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:07 am
  • BOSTON - Authorities say what was at first described as a "possible pipe bomb" outside a state building in Boston turned out to be a high-voltage fuse that did not present a danger.

  • Indiana runner to honor Boston Marathon victims 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:04 am
  • KOKOMO, Indiana - Cheryl Marner was a mile from the finish line at last year's Boston Marathon when all of the runners in front of her suddenly stopped.

  • Shaheen thanking NH police who responded to Boston 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:23 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is thanking New Hampshire law-enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:44 am
  • NEW YORK - An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

  • AP PHOTOS: 4 heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:47 pm
  • An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat.

  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:42 pm
  • BOSTON - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for marathon coverage 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:23 pm
  • BOSTON - The Boston Globe has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

  • Vet with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:02 pm
  • TACOMA, Washington - The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal, and with good reason.

  • Boston bombing survivor: A 'miracle' to be here 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:58 pm
  • BOSTON - When John Odom left the Boston Medical Center five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing it wasn't certain he would ever walk again. But after 11 surgeries and almost a year later, he gets around fine with a cane. Odom has little problem standing, walking, playing golf or even dancing with his wife.