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  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? Associated Press - 25 minutes ago
    Kate McClintock, 12, left, Kate Green, 13, and Lilly Bond, 13, look at their smartphones at Lilly's home in Evanston, Ill. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The friends are seventh-graders at Haven Middle School in Evanston, which has been at the center of a controversy over its dress code. Parents and students, including these girls, complain that the school's restrictions on girls' attire, including leggings, is inconsistent and targets girls with certain body types. The district is reviewing the school and district policies. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.

  • Your Top Plays for Today Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a dunk as Denver Nuggets forward Quincy Miller, right, defends and guard Aaron Brooks watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

  • FILE - This 1964 file photo shows the 1965 Ford Mustang, introduced in April 1964 and billed as a "low-priced, four-passenger sports car." Ford will announce a limited edition 50th Anniversary Mustang on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Only 1,964 cars will be built. (AP Photo, File)
    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary. More »Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    FILE - This 1964 file photo shows the 1965 Ford Mustang, introduced in April 1964 and billed as a "low-priced, four-passenger sports car." Ford will announce a limited edition 50th Anniversary Mustang on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Only 1,964 cars will be built. (AP Photo, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.

  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked … More »End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in …

  • CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO STEVEN-This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution. (AP Photo/Megan's Law)
    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals … More »Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO STEVEN-This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution. (AP Photo/Megan's Law)

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.

  • The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday April 15, 2014. The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the vessel after receiving the report from the UTV Todd Michael. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)
    2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting … More »2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday April 15, 2014. The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the vessel after receiving the report from the UTV Todd Michael. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit. The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A spokesman for Orr, who took the city into bankruptcy last summer, didn't immediately respond to a message Tuesday from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
    Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former … More »Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit. The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A spokesman for Orr, who took the city into bankruptcy last summer, didn't immediately respond to a message Tuesday from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.

  • In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, climbers make their way up Mount Adams in New Hampshire. While mud season is underway at lower elevations, above the tree line, deep snow lingers well into spring in the White Mountains. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
    AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. (AP) — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, … More »AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

    In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, climbers make their way up Mount Adams in New Hampshire. While mud season is underway at lower elevations, above the tree line, deep snow lingers well into spring in the White Mountains. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. (AP) — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.

  • HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 AM ET WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Graphic shows difference between new and old SAT college entrance exam;; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
    College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. More »College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

    HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 AM ET WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Graphic shows difference between new and old SAT college entrance exam;; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

  • A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow … More »Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been … More »New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit. The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A spokesman for Orr, who took the city into bankruptcy last summer, didn't immediately respond to a message Tuesday from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
    Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living … More »Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters

    FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit. The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A spokesman for Orr, who took the city into bankruptcy last summer, didn't immediately respond to a message Tuesday from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.

  • A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
    Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection … More »Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.

  • CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO STEVEN-This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution. (AP Photo/Megan's Law)
    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother … More »Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO STEVEN-This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution. (AP Photo/Megan's Law)

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

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