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BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly by the bombing suspects. At today's observance, bells were rung and a flag was raised by Officer Richard Donohue, who was badly injured during a shootout with the suspects. This year's running of the Boston Marathon, expected to be the second-largest in history, will take place on Monday.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist and former Klan leader remains behind bars on $10 million bond in suburban Kansas City, in the shootings that left three people dead over the weekend at two Jewish community sites. Frazier Glenn Cross appeared by video feed in court today. He's already facing state murder charges. And federal prosecutors say there's enough evidence to put the case before a grand jury as a hate crime.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing the day higher, extending yesterday's modest gains. The market slumped a bit earlier in the day after a key indicator of the confidence of homebuilders in the housing market remained low for the third straight month.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators in Utah are reconstructing a mysterious decade from the life of Megan Huntsman -- as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns. They're examining DNA from the babies, and studying the bones to find out how long ago they died. And they're questioning family members and neighbors in search of clues. Huntsman acknowledged to police that she killed the babies and put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City. She was arrested Sunday on six counts of murder.

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — The president of Chile is vowing to reconstruct the port city of Valparaiso -- without letting people rebuild on hills that can't be protected from disasters. Wildfires that started Saturday have consumed as many as 3,000 homes, leaving 15 people dead. The flames have been contained but not extinguished. And the winds are still threatening to lift the burning embers and put more neighborhoods at risk.

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