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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 […]

Features

MTV Movie Awards continue after 22 years

>>ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned the prize for best film at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner                            “12 Years a Slave.” “Hunger Games” stars also took home some of the night’s biggest […]

“Dark of the Moon” gets a review

>>By Emily DeSpain, Staff Writer Directed by Sara Gotcher and performed in the Trahern Theatre, “Dark of the Moon” was quite an experience. It’s a classic story of a small, extremely Christian town trying to set a young independent woman up with the town hunk while she is pining away for the unconventional man of […]

Sports

Monday Blog: Gleason finds groove, Gautier-Bredlau tandem reliable, more

You have reached the Monday Morning Blog. Following each conference baseball series, I’ll offer my thoughts from the weekend, as well as touching on other behind the scenes notes in APSU baseball. This weekend, the Govs hosted Southeast Missouri in a three-game series from Raymond C. Hand Park from Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April […]

Govs pitching thumped in series finale

It’s never a good day when pitchers allow the lead off batter to reach base, but whenever it happens in all but one inning, it becomes a nightmare. APSU woke up from it on Sunday, April 14 as Southeast Missouri put a beating on the Govs, 19-7, to leave Raymond C. Hand Park with wins […]

Perspectives

Is Microsoft Office app overpriced?

>> Chelsea Leonard, staff writer Microsoft Office launched new apps that can make using office programs easier on your iPad. Apple tweeted on Thursday, April 3, “More than 12 million downloads of Word, Excel, PPT & OneNote for #iPad from the @AppStore,” thanking customers for a positive response to the new products. Microsoft offers each […]

Would you attend a class about Miley Cyrus?

>> Valerie Mcallister, staff writer In today’s world, celebrities are idolized for everything from fashion to popularity, and sometimes for the wrong reasons. More often than not, celebrities have different identities on camera than they do off. With the many children and teens imitating celebrities, it’s crucial for particular social trends to be portrayed in […]

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Outkast Reunion at Coachella

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” ”Elevators […]

Authorities investigating Jackson boy’s drowning

Associated Press JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old boy in a bathtub in an apartment in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department says the boy, identified as Aiden Edwards, died Thursday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Police said the boy’s older brother found him unresponsive in the bathtub […]

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 […]

‘In God We Trust’ signage approved for Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill calling for the phrase “In God We Trust” to be painted in the tunnel that connects the Tennessee Capitol and the Legislative Plaza has been approved by the House. The measure originally sought to require the phrase to be displayed above the main Capitol entrances and behind the speakers’ […]