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AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

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All big league ballparks to screen fans in 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Baseball fans should expect to go through a metal detector to see their team play in 2014. Major League Baseball security director John Skinner says all 30 teams are expected to […]

11/22/2013

Boston Red Sox player Shane Victorino, center, kids around with a razor as Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan, right, is shaved for One Fund Boston, the Boston Marathon charity for bombing victims, during a shave-off in Boston, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Horgan, who was stationed in the Boston Red Sox bullpen at Fenway Park, became a city icon after he was photographed with his arms in the air celebrating Red Sox's David Ortiz's grand slam in the AL championship baseball series against Detroit. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ortiz, Victorino shavings being auctioned off

  BOSTON (AP) — It’s the ultimate display of Red Sox fandom: owning strands of David Ortiz’s World Series-winning beard. The hairs that Ortiz and Shane Victorino shaved off earlier this month are being auctioned […]

11/21/2013

Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]

11/07/2013

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

Mass. sergeant who leaked Tsarnaev photos retires

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state police photographer who leaked dramatic photos of the captured and bloodied Boston Marathon bombings suspect has retired days after he was disciplined for his actions. Sgt. Sean Murphy released […]

11/05/2013

Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, holds the World Series trophy as Ryan Dempster, center, raises his arm from a duck boat on the Charles River during a rolling victory parade celebrating the team's World Series title Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox hold “rolling rally” to celebrate title

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are parading from the Green Monster to the Charles River on Saturday to celebrate a most improbable journey. The “rolling rally” left Fenway Park three days after the […]

11/02/2013

In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, a crowd of runners stands near the barricaded Central Park finish line for the canceled New York Marathon. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)

1 year after Sandy, NYC marathoners ready to run

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon is hoping to make a triumphant comeback this weekend after Superstorm Sandy’s devastation forced its cancellation last year. And despite heightened security following the terror attack […]

10/31/2013

In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev accepts the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell, Mass. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie File)

Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say. […]

10/23/2013

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Dead marathon suspect tied to 2011 killings

BOSTON (AP) — Slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot to death while being questioned by authorities, according […]

10/22/2013

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Facebook works to warn users about violent content

LONDON (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday it was working on new ways to keep users from stumbling across gruesome content on its website following an outcry over the discovery of beheading videos there. The controversy […]

10/22/2013

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