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In this Dec. 16, 2006, photo, Grand Valley State quarterback Cullen Finnerty (16) holds off Northwest Missouri defender Ikechukwu Urum-Eke (22) during a Division II college football Championship game in Florence, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Autopsy: QB died from pneumonia, had brain disease

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit, after he became disoriented possibly because of painkillers […]

08/08/2013

Martin Richard, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Funeral held for boy, 8, killed by marathon bomb

BOSTON (AP) — The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, 8-year-old Martin Richard, was buried Tuesday and is now at peace, his family said. A private funeral Mass was held in the morning for Martin, followed by his burial, a statement said.

04/23/2013

FBI "Seeking Information" poster, with Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, related to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo)

In Boston and beyond, thanks and jubilation

BOSTON (AP) — They gathered in silence on Boylston Street, just three blocks away from the chaos and carnage caused by twin bombings four days earlier. Some were crying.

04/20/2013

Lu Lingzi, Boston University graduate student from China killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo)

Chinese marathon bomb victim remembered as bright

BOSTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours before she died, Lu Lingzi sent an exuberant email to a professor after learning she had passed part of a major final exam. “I am so happy to get this result!” she wrote. “Thank you very much.”

04/17/2013

A young woman vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions at Boston Common, Boston. (AP Photo)

Local paper names Chinese victim in Boston blasts

BEIJING (AP) — A state-run Chinese newspaper says the third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings is a Chinese graduate student at Boston University originally from China’s northeastern city of Shenyang.

04/16/2013

Jammie Thomas Rassert (AP Photo)

Woman who lost downloading case says she can’t pay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman at the center of a long-running court fight over the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted music said there’s still no way she can pay record companies the $222,000 she owes after the Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal.

03/18/2013

Junior Seau

Researchers: NFL’s Seau had a brain disease

(AP) — When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to the head.

01/10/2013

Concussions expert urges age limit on head blows

ZURICH (AP) – A leading neurosurgeon has told an international conference on concussions in sports that young athletes need better protection from head injuries. Robert Cantu, from Boston University’s medical school, tells The Associated Press […]

11/02/2012

Minnesota woman loses music downloading appeal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota woman accused of sharing songs online owes record companies $222,000 for willful copyright violations, a federal appeals court said Tuesday, reversing a lower court’s ruling in a long-running lawsuit over […]

09/11/2012

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