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  • BUSINESS

    Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay ...

  • NATIONAL

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

  • NATIONAL

    Quotations in the News

    "A hard landing in China's economy is one of the biggest risks clouding the outlook for the rest of emerging Asia." — Capital Economics in a report this week. On Wednesday, China reported its slowest growth rate since the third quarter of 2012.

  • NATIONAL

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings — popular tight-fitting pants that seem to be the favorite new target of the school dress code.

  • NATIONAL

    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    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.

  • NATIONAL

    Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

    Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

  • NATIONAL

    2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    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.

  • NATIONAL

    Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971

    Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.

  • MLB BASEBALL

    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

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