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Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing


CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building: police

- Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said, but no gun was recovered during the incident.

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Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday.

18 Apr 2014

Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

DENVER - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible.

Aerospace & Defense 12:53am EDT

U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November.

Environment 18 Apr 2014

Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

- A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday.

Environment 12:53am EDT

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

- Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Teck's Red Dog zinc mine still operating after quakes

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog operation in Alaska, the world's largest zinc and lead mine, is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site.

18 Apr 2014

Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.

18 Apr 2014

Florida man charged with murdering son so he could play video games

ORLANDO, Florida - A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler and left him to die in a playpen, police said on Friday.

18 Apr 2014

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