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Boston Marathon bomber's college pal gets 6 years in prison

June 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling polic... more »»

Man under surveillance by terror investigators is killed

June 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A man under surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer and an FBI agent, police... more »»

ACLU: Squalid conditions at troubled Baltimore jail

June 2, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Moldy showers and cells are infested with mice and cockroaches, toilets are broken for days and medical care is poor or nonexistent at a notoriously troubled Baltimore city jail,... more »»

Theater gunman says he wishes psychiatrist had locked him up

June 2, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater gunman James Holmes has said he wishes a psychiatrist who treated him before the shootings had locked him up so the attack wouldn't have happened. more »»

Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally receive Medal of Honor

June 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination. more »»

Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

June 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation,... more »»

Jenner's change a high-profile step for transgender movement

June 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week,... more »»

Tesla Motors co-founder wants to electrify commercial trucks

June 2, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars. more »»

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

June 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available... more »»

Lawmakers likely to question Amtrak on safety technology

June 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before... more »»

Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor

June 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two World War I Army heroes — one black, one Jewish — are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely... more »»

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

June 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind... more »»

Transgender movement looks to benefit from Jenner's change

June 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week,... more »»

Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict

June 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her. more »»

Many health insurers go big with initial 2016 rate requests

June 2, 2015

Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10... more »»

 
 

 

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