Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly […]

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

BILL DRAPER, Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a dark, quilted, sleeveless vest and crossed his arms as he appeared by video feed […]

4 teen suspects extradited from SC to Tennessee

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — The four Tennessee teens who led South Carolina police on a 10-hour chase last week have been extradited. Authorities say the teens arrived in Greene County, Tenn., on Tuesday night. Prosecutors are considering whether to seek to transfer their cases into adult court. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. The 16-year-old […]

Gay marriage’s win streak tested in higher court

BRADY MCCOMBS, Associated Press NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their momentum. A three-judge panel will […]

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ new CEO and the head of the nation’s auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. In written testimony released ahead of a Tuesday House subcommittee hearing, acting National Highway Traffic Safety […]