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Kevin Edson in Boston Municipal Court on April 16, 2014. (credit: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

Kevin Edson, Man Charged In Boston Marathon Suspicious Backpack Hoax, Sent For Psychiatric Evaluation

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson had a court appearance Wednesday on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime and other charges.

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A surveillance image of a suspect in the shooting that wounded Gama Droiville, 13 (inset) in Brooklyn on Monday, April 14. (Credit: CBS 2/NYPD/Droiville Family)

Suspect Sought After Boy, 13, Shot In The Head In Brooklyn

Gama Droiville, 13, was waiting for the bus with his aunt and cousin when police said a gunman opened fire on the sidewalk.

04/15/2014

Frazier Glenn Cross, accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City, is seen in police custody, April 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Say Hate Motivated Kansas City Shooting At Jewish Center

Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.

04/14/2014

Oscar Hernandez is on a slow road to recovery following injuries sustained in the East Harlem explosion on March 12 (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Who Lost Wife, Daughter In Harlem Blast Clings To Hope Of Son’s Recovery

Jose Cecelia Hernandez’s 16-year-old son who was critically wounded in the blast is now on a slow road to recovery.

04/02/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  (file/credit: Getty Images)

HHS Secretary In NJ To Push Health Insurance Enrollment Ahead Of Next Week’s Deadline

Those who fail to sign up for health insurance by next Monday will not be able to enroll until next year and will have to pay a penalty on their taxes.

03/24/2014

Oil slicks have been spotted in an area near where a Malaysian Airlines plane went missing. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS News: Communications Systems On Malaysian Jet Shut Down Separately

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reported the two systems used to track Flight 370 were shut down sequentially, just before the Boeing 777 apparently changed course and turned west.

03/13/2014

Bill de Blasio performance poll (credit: CBS 2)

Marist College Poll: Voters Not Thrilled With Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Start

Only thirty-nine percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a “good” or “excellent” job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a new Marist College poll.

03/07/2014

The Bronx intersection where Mamtaz Begum and her friend were struck by a vehicle on March 5, 2014 (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Off-Duty Firefighter Drove Drunk, Struck 2 Women

Sean Farrell, 39, was driving on White Plains Road near Westchester Avenue in the Bronx around 6 p.m. Wednesday when he struck the women, police said.

03/06/2014

Counseling centers across the country are offering "text for help hotlines." (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Crisis Hotlines Offer Help Through Texting

Studies show it’s easier for people to tell the truth through texting than face to face or on the phone. As a result, counseling centers across the country are offering “text for help hotlines.”

03/05/2014

A  boy surfs Facebook (Photo credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook, Instagram To Remove Posts Promoting Illegal Gun Sales

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been asking Facebook to adopt such restrictions, as have Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action.

03/05/2014

Armed men in military armed block access to a Ukrainian border guards base not far from the village of Perevalne near Simferopol on March 3, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

As Russian Troops Invade, Ukrainians Fear War Is Next

As Russian troops move into Ukraine, Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bliech, a leader of New York City’s Ukrainian-American community and chief rabbi of Ukraine, is sounding the alarm.

03/03/2014

This ad from Dove has New Jersey residents annoyed. Unilever, the brand's parent company, announced the ads won't run due to the outrage. (credit: CBS 2)

Yeah, Real Funny: Dove Blasted Over New Jersey ‘Armpit’ Billboard

At first glance it’s seemingly harmless advertisement for Dove, with a woman showing her underarm. But then you notice snarky punch line.

02/28/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

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