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Accused Boston bomber's brother researched fireworks, guns: expert


BOSTON - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, researched radio transmitters, fireworks and gun stores in the weeks leading up to the 2013 attack that killed three people, a computer expert testified on Tuesday.

U.S. top court says medical providers can't sue states over Medicaid funding

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.

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Florida jogger wearing headphones killed by train

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida jogger wearing headphones was struck and killed by an Amtrak train, apparently unable to hear the conductor sounding the horn, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

- A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

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Police hunt for armed prisoner who fled Virginia hospital

WASHINGTON - An armed prisoner was on the run in a stolen car on Tuesday after escaping from a northern Virginia hospital where a shot was fired during a struggle with a guard, police said.

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Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

- A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said.

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Admitted Connecticut prom killer expect to plead insanity

MILFORD, Conn. - Attorneys for a 17-year-old Connecticut boy who admitted nearly a year ago that he stabbed a female classmate to death in a school hallway hours before the junior prom is expected to plead not guilty due to insanity in court on Tuesday.

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Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.

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Detroit panel OKs raises for city officials: Detroit Free Press

DETROIT - Just months after Detroit officially exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a panel on Monday recommended raises of 2.5 percent for city council members and the city clerk, to start next fiscal year, a newspaper reported.

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Arizona governor vetoes bill aimed at shielding police names

PHOENIX - Arizona's governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders.

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