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Bomb scare on blast anniversary

Boston remembers

Man with rice cooker in his backpack sparks bomb scare, evacuations. | Boston remembers

Tot found in Claw machine

bear claw

Customers stunned when they find missing 3-year-old "having a heyday" in a Bear Claw game.

Poll: Clinton clear front-runner

clinton strap

Hillary Clinton is well ahead of every single potential Republican rival, according to a new poll.

Boston reflects on bombings

Boston remembers

Boston stops to remember the explosions that cut through the city's marathon a year ago.

Triple slaying still unsolved

tsarnaev

Questions are still being raised about the unsolved triple murder in Boston more than a year before the bombings.

5 stabbed to death at party

Calgary stabbings

Five people are dead and the son of a police officer is in custody after stabbings at a house party in Canada.

Two murder while on parole

jail cell

Two parolees in the US raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers.

Fight continues against wildfires

Valparaiso, Chile

Five thousand firefighters, police, rangers, soldiers, sailors and others in mammoth effort against Chilean wildfires.

Suffocated babies hidden in boxes

Megan Huntsman

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.

Ohio bully shamed

bully small

Man forced to wear sign calling him a bully for mistreating his neighbours.

Spy stories grab Pulitzer Prize

The Washington Post and the Guardian have won Pulitzer Prizes for revealing the US government surveillance effort.

Russian plane buzzes US destroyer

USS

A Russian fighter aircraft has made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a US ship in the Black Sea.

White supremacist behind shooting

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

The man accused of killing three people in attacks in Kansas is a well-known white supremacist.

Chile city ravaged by fire

flameST

At least 12 killed and 2000 homes destroyed in a fire that stretched across some 700 hectares.

Mother accused of killing 7 babies

US police, emergency

Police say a US woman killed seven babies, after they found tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes.

Is a selfie after being stabbed OK?

Stabbing victim

OPINION: People were taken in critical condition to hospital. One young man got busy updating his status.

Man in custody after shooting

Jewish centre killings

The shooter in a triple fatality shooting at Jewish facilities in Kansas was a man in his 70s.

Dozens dead as bus slams into truck

At least 36 people died when a passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames in southern Mexico.

Mental state is key to the case

stabbing strap

The legal fate of the 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 fellow students will probably pivot on his mental state.

Stiletto killing 'no sudden passion'

Ana Trujillo

Woman stabbed her boyfriend 25 times in the face and head with the heel of a stiletto shoe.

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