Kevin Edson, Boston Man, Charged With Placing Fake Bomb at Boston Marathon Finish Line

He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Kevin Edson, 25, who also goes by the name Kayvon Edson, is charged with possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat, reports CBS Boston. Those charges carry sentences of up to five and 20 years in state prison, respectively, according to Jake Wark, the spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

Regulations would help clean up dangerous air pollutants, such as mercury.

The new regulations were designed to remove toxins from the air that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Some industry groups have criticized the standards, saying the EPA was overstating the benefits. Industry groups argued it would cost billions of dollars annually to comply with the rules.

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Colorado Senate Approves College Tuition Cap, Uptick in Funding

The measure is almost certain to pass the House and eventually become law.

Colorado’s public colleges and universities would get a tuition cap and funding boost under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate.

The Senate voted 34-1 for a bill to lower maximum annual tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill also adds about $100 million to higher education funding. Public colleges saw deep budget cuts during the recent recession.

Authorities Looking at Possible Hate Crime in Jewish Community Shooting

The shooter has been charged with first degree murder.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks in Overland Park on Sunday.

Police have not publicly identified the suspect. A county jail official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case, identified the suspect as Cross.

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CNN’s Replacement for Piers Morgan? Primetime Specials

Expect a formulaic change for the 9 pm hour.

CNN is replacing Piers Morgan’s prime-time talk show with not one program but several — featuring personalities like Mike Rowe, John Walsh, Lisa Ling, Anthony Bourdain and Morgan Spurlock.

The network revealed its schedule change Thursday in a meeting with advertisers. The new prime-time lineup ends a three-decade tradition of a CNN talk show at 9 p.m. Eastern, first with Larry King and then with Morgan, who ended his show in the past few weeks.

Colorado Higher Ed Bill Raises Concerns Among Lawmakers, Universities

Conflicting interests are also arising between members of the same party.

At issue is House Bill 14-1319, a proposal by House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. In broad terms, it would shift funding to “access” institutions, such as the community colleges and Metropolitan State University, and target some funding to state colleges and universities based on such performance indicators as graduation rates.

In addition to highlighting differences between Ferrandino and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, who’s also executive director of the Department of Higher Education, the hearing also revealed divisions between research universities and smaller rural colleges on one side and Metro and the community colleges on the other.

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Stephen Colbert Tapped to Replace David Letterman at CBS

It’s hard to replace a legend, but CBS will try.  Colbert is expected to make his Late Show debut sometime in 2015.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

The 49-year-old Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

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