• Uncle: Family to claim suspect’s body

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties. …

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  • Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

    TUPELO, Miss. — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase often used by an Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this …

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  • Conservation Stewardship applications due May 31

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is different than other …

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  • USS Boston reunion planned

    The USS Boston shipmates, crew members and all U.S. Navy ships named Boston are planning a July reunion of all USS Boston officers, crew, U.S. Marine Corps and flag personnel. The reunion will be held July 11-14 in Albuquerque, N.M. For details, write USS Boston …

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  • Who’s going to fill his shoes? George Jones, country superstar, dies at 81

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died today at Vanderbilt …

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  • Local, area teams do well in tourney

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A Batesville team fishing in the Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament on Lake Norfork came close to winning the big prize April 13, but fell just a bit short. Shawn Drake and Tracy Hunter, who fish on the Batesville Bassmasters circuit, …

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  • Woodstock’s Richie Havens, 72, dies of heart attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday, his family said. He was 72. Havens died of a heart attack, the family said it a statement. Further details on his death were not …

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  • Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

    WEST, Texas  — Rescue workers are still searching rubble for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion Wednesday evening in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and …

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  • Franklin woman: Daughter crossed finish line before bombs exploded

    FRANKLIN — Virginia Wolford was at the Franklin Community Building wrapping up an afternoon event with the Extension Homemakers Club when her boss called and wanted to know if she had been in contact with her daughter. “Have you heard there is a bombing?” he …

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  • Miss. man accused of mailing suspected ricin

    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and claimed “various parties within the government” were trying to ruin his reputation. …

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  • 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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