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BOSTON (AP) -- Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev removed a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the attack, according to charges filed Wednesday. By DENISE LAVOIE and BRIDGET MURPHY Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said. The children's mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped on to the porch for "no more than three minutes," Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV.
JURAIN, Bangladesh (AP) -- Dozens of Bangladeshi garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, were buried in a mass funeral Wednesday, a week after the eight-story building they worked in toppled down, killing at least 410 people and injuring thousands. By CHRIS BLAKE and FARID HOSSAIN Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -- Strong demand for the Ram pickup truck helped drive Chrysler's sales up 11 percent last month as the company posted its best April in six years. By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- Strong demand for the Ram pickup truck helped drive Chrysler's sales up 11 percent last month as the company posted its best April in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey shows U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months in April, indicating that government spending cuts and higher taxes may be weighing on the economy. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries. By MARGIE MASON Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by dilapidated structures and hundreds of gravesites - many belonging to Native Americans massacred more than a century earlier. By KRISTI EATON Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter. By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer