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  • Boston Bombing Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty

    U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he’s convicted of the bombing at last year’s Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 260, the first deadly terrorist attack in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Obama Designates Areas in Five States for Targeted Federal Aid

    President Barack Obama today designated five economically struggling areas in the U.S. as “promise zones” that will get targeted federal help to develop housing, education and job training.

  • Prison-Bound Bauer Reprises ‘Confessions of an Inside Trader’

    Garrett Bauer stood in a New York University lecture hall and warned 150 students not to emulate him. The day trader recounted illegally making millions of dollars over 17 years using corporate merger tips stolen by an attorney.

  • Apple Retreats to the Suburbs

    Apple Inc.’s stunning new Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, will be one of Steve Jobs’ lasting legacies when completed in 2015. For better or worse, he was thinking differently to the end, striving for geographic self- sufficiency even as many other high-technology enterprises across the country were starting to return to city life. Will this approach, and the complex that embodies it, renew Apple’s culture of excellence or retard it?

  • Iona College Among NCAA Tournament’s Last Invitees Year After VCU’s Run

    Iona College of New York has a chance to become this year’s Virginia Commonwealth after getting one of the last two invitations to the national men’s college basketball tournament.

  • Borders CEO LeBow Gives Record $45 Million to Alma Mater Drexel University

    Bennett LeBow , chairman and chief executive officer of bookseller Borders Group Inc. , donated $45 million to Drexel University, the largest gift in its history.

  • China Rush to U.S. Colleges Reveals Predatory Fees for Recruits

    Leon Lin was ecstatic when he found out he’d be leaving home in southern China to study at the University of Connecticut. As the Chinese agent whom his parents paid $5,000 to help him get into the school told him, the university’s flagship campus at Storrs was a highly ranked institution, with 25,000 students and ready access to Boston and New York City. And eventually Lin would return home with the status and career advantage of a U.S. degree.

  • ‘Slow Poison’ Scars Indian Lungs as Asbestos Firms Sell $7 Roofs for Slum

    One thing Rajendra Pevekar remembers from falling asleep on his father’s chest as a child is the smell of burnt plastic and the shiny specks of dust sticking to his clothes.

  • Sandusky Gets 30-Year Minimum Prison Term for Sex Abuse

    Jerry Sandusky, the ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing children, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, concluding a prosecution that tarnished the school’s image and led to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno.

  • Ex-Penn State Chief Spanier, Paterno Faulted in Probe

    Pennsylvania State University longtime football head coach Joe Paterno, fired President Graham Spanier and other officials failed to protect children from sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a report by investigator Louis Freeh.

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