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A short but well-lived life: MIT, family remember officer killed days after Boston bombings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects....

Little-known challenger tries to knock off Wisconsin governor without focusing on union issue
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager....

Missouri authorities charge man suspected in Kansas City-area highway shootings that injured 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area....

In call to 911, student on bus hit by FedEx truck in Calif. struggles to recount deadly crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them....

2 views: Prosecutors say imam was terrorist, but defense says he offered 'views, not acts'
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney....

Storms threaten 2nd launch try by SpaceX to space station, leaky rocket valve replaced
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere....

White House updating online privacy policy, says it won't share data with third parties
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain....

US legal system shifts away from treating eyewitness testimony as gold standard of evidence
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant....

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes into lunar surface as planned, likely vaporized
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more....

Clock ticking for states to adopt their own insurance exchanges under Obama's health care law
CHICAGO (AP) -- For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges....

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Missouri authorities charge man suspected in Kansas City-area highway shootings that injured 3

Missouri authorities charge Kansas City-area man suspected in highway shootings that injured 3

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