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Today in History for Saturday, April 12, 2014
Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014. There are 263 days left in the year.
Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash
It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north.
NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA’s father
A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor’s father.
Fired coach unjustly accused of visiting porn sites
Minnesota State University-Mankato officials wrongly accused former football coach Todd Hoffner of viewing pornography sites on his work computer before firing him last May, a state arbitrator has disclosed.
Driver blamed in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody
A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.
9 killed in three-vehicle crash
Nine people were killed Thursday in a three-vehicle crash involving a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college.
5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor’s father
A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Big win for college coach wrongly accused of child porn
An emotional saga that began with a child pornography accusation 18 months ago ended in final victory Thursday for the ex-football coach of Minnesota State University-Mankato who was fired even though the charges against him were found groundless and dismissed.
Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370
A concentrated air and sea search was underway in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in what an official called the “most promising lead” yet in the search for Flight 370.
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