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posted: 04/17/2014 4:58 a.m. Discuss

Miley Cyrus has canceled another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative for the 21-year-old singer said in a statement that Cyrus canceled her Wednesday performance at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

In the news

posted: 04/17/2014 4:57 a.m. Discuss

Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, Calif., who was convicted in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the city, was ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million and sentenced to 12 years in prison by Judge Kathleen Kennedy, who told him, “You did some very, very bad things for a very long time.”

Bostonians remember

posted: 04/16/2014 5:25 a.m. Discuss

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed gathered Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Census Bureau shift makes health-law appraisal harder

posted: 04/16/2014 5:06 a.m. Discuss

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health-insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Barack Obama’s health-care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.

Iran seeks U.N. push on envoy’s U.S. entry

posted: 04/16/2014 5:06 a.m. Discuss

Iran has formally protested Washington’s refusal to grant a visa to its new United Nations ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a “dangerous” precedent.

Army stresses respect as women join cannon platoons

posted: 04/16/2014 5:05 a.m. Discuss

Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts.

Protester at court sentenced, barred

posted: 04/16/2014 5:03 a.m. Discuss

A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

GPS leads police to murder arrests

posted: 04/16/2014 5:02 a.m. Discuss

Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off California authorities if a freed felon backslides.

Detroit fire, police pension deal emerges

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m. Discuss

Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the city’s bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.

Supremacist draws Kansas murder counts

posted: 04/16/2014 4:58 a.m. Discuss

The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday.

New-SAT details set to be released

posted: 04/16/2014 4:56 a.m. Discuss

The College Board today will release many details of its revised SAT, including sample questions and explanations of the research, the goals and the specifications behind them.

NYC police dissolve unit that kept eye on Muslims

posted: 04/16/2014 4:50 a.m. Discuss

A special New York Police Department unit that prompted controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

Drone’s operator to fight Ohio case

posted: 04/16/2014 4:49 a.m. Discuss

A man is facing charges on accusations of flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.

The nation in brief

posted: 04/16/2014 4:48 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong.” Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino on the first anniversary of the marathon bombing that killed three and injured 260

Names and faces

posted: 04/16/2014 4:47 a.m. Discuss

For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life.

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