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Defense moves into spotlight in Boston Marathon bombing trial


BOSTON - The Boston Marathon bombing trial shifts sharply in tone next week when prosecutors rest their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and turn proceedings over to his lawyers, who have already admitted he planted explosives at the finish line in April 2013.

Angie's List halts expansion over Indiana law seen targeting gays

- The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website on Saturday put on hold a planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters over a new Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people.

1:11pm EDT

At least five hurt when train hits two vehicles in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - At least five people were hurt, one critically, on Saturday when a Los Angeles commuter train struck two vehicles, fire officials said.

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Minnesota finds third bird flu infection in commercial poultry

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday confirmed the third infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in a commercial poultry flock in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey-producing state.

Health, 1:15pm EDT

Cadaver dogs search for two people still missing after New York blast

NEW YORK - Rescue crews with cadaver dogs clawed through smoldering rubble on Saturday in the search for two people still unaccounted for two days after an explosion destroyed three buildings in Manhattan, a spokesman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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Boston police officer shot during traffic stop expected to recover

BOSTON - A Boston police officer who was shot in the face by a man during a traffic stop in an incident that set off a twilight gunfight in the city is expected to recover, Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters on Saturday.

10:56am EDT

Jury clears top Silicon Valley firm of gender bias, retaliation

SAN FRANCISCO - Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. | Video

Tech, 27 Mar 2015

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

- The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

Politics, 12:06am EDT

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

LOS ANGELES - Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens.

People, Entertainment 27 Mar 2015

Boston police officer shot and critically wounded

- A Boston police officer was shot in the face and critically wounded on Friday during a traffic stop, and other officers killed the suspected gunman, police said.

27 Mar 2015

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