On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford's Theatre, where, in his memoir he reports he was handed the assassin's gun and turned it over to authorities. Here is an edited version of his original AP dispatch:
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The defense attorney for a former deli worker accused of murdering a missing New York boy in 1979 argued on Monday that his confession was unreliable and that prosecutors failed to present evidence of his guilt. Pedro Hernandez, 54, charged with kidnapping and murder, confessed to police in 2012 that he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York alley. His disappearance sparked a national movement to find missing children and his picture was one of the first to appear on milk cartons. There was no forensic evidence presented at Hernandez' trial in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her 2016 presidential campaign with a road trip to Iowa as Republican hopefuls, vying to be the one to face her if she wins the Democratic nomination, got an early and aggressive start taking her on.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion.
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon course will be a "no-drone zone" this year, Massachusetts authorities said on Monday as they outlined security plans for the race that was the target of a deadly bombing attack two years ago. In addition to planning to search large bags and coolers, state officials said they would prohibit the use of small aircraft, popular with hobbyists and the tech-savvy, along the race's 26.2-mile (42 km) course, which extends from the suburb of Hopkinton to downtown Boston on April 20. Some 1 million spectators and about 30,000 runners will flock to the Boston Marathon next week, two years after a pair of pressure cooker bombs exploded at its finish line and prompted authorities to overhaul plans to protect the marathon’s course through eight Massachusetts cities and towns. "We are again confident that the security measures in place will not interfere with the event," said Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts undersecretary for homeland security and emergency management.