• Stories of the dead, injured in Boston bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — The twin bombs at the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 170 on Monday. Here are the stories of those killed and some of the injured.   A long way from home A Boston University graduate student was one …

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  • Marathon first for Newark native

    BOSTON — Knowing her children weren’t expected to cross the finish line for another 45 minutes to an hour, Wanda Garnett stepped inside the nearby Prudential Center to wait. Minutes later she like those around her knew something was wrong. People were crying and running …

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  • Former resident completes Boston race

    BOSTON — Kelly Henson was in her room when the bombs went off. The 43-year-old Boston marathon runner had just upped her running time from the previous year and her mother back in Oil Trough was aware she had completed the 2013 race. So when …

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  • Family with local ties is safe after blast

    BOSTON — Jennifer Tanui and her 13-year-old daughter, Jill, had been standing on the sidelines right where one of two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. They were cheering on their husband and father, 41-year-old Jonah Tanui of Greenbrier, …

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  • Feds search apartment after attack

    BOSTON — FBI agents searched a suburban Boston apartment overnight and appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing, while a doctor treating the wounded said one of the victims was maimed …

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  • Neighbors recall victim, 8

    BOSTON (AP) — The young victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run and climb. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday. That’s according to a person who talked to …

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  • A city’s sorrow: Boston’s beloved day dissolved in chaos and tears

    BOSTON (AP) — It dawned chilly, clear and blue, a parsimonious but perfect serving of New England springtime that — because it came on the third Monday in April — unquestionably called for a celebration. The kind of morning just right for an 11:05 a.m. …

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  • Jonathan Winters, man of many faces, dies at 87

    LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Winters was a crowd all by himself, guaranteeing that his multitude of characters, breakneck improvisations and kinetic clownishness kept generations of fans laughing. Winters, who died Thursday at age 87 at his Montecito, Calif., home, was a pioneer of improvisational standup …

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  • Storm moving east

    SHUQUALAK, Miss. (AP) — A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early today. The storm marched from Louisiana to …

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  • Monsanto grant deadline nears for local schools

    ST. LOUIS — The deadline is approaching for local school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000 through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education presented by the Monsanto Fund. In 2012, Southside School District received $25,000 which the high school used to purchase …

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  • Spelling Bee kids will have to know words’ definitions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever wonder if those spelling bee kids know the meanings of some of those big words? Now they’ll have to prove that they do. Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday announced a major change to the format, adding multiple-choice …

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  • Annette Funicello dies at 70

    NEW YORK — She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls. Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, ruled among baby boomers, who …

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