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Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins

Boston Police Special Operations officers use a bomb-sniffing dog while searching a vehicle on a street near the federal courthouse, in Boston, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday after two months of jury selection for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.

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Minnesota’s Zahui B named to Naismith Trophy top 10 list

Minnesota center Amanda Zahui, center top, battles for a rebound with Iowa's Samantha Logic (22) and Claire Till (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The honors have kept coming for Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B (ZOW’-ee bee).

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Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Utica, listens to a speaker during a hearing to legalize mixed martial arts in New York on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Albany. The Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation has voted 4-2 to approve the bill to the New York State Athletic Commission authority to regulate the sport as it does professional boxing. Griffo sponsored the legislation in the Senate. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged fighters.

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Visitation Friday, service Saturday for Minnie Minoso

CHICAGO (AP) — A public visitation will be held Friday for late Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso.

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Victim’s sister due back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass.  Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial that she saw him “messing with” the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.

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