The measure requires school districts that offer kindergarten to have a full-day program by 2017.
Worries reverberated across the Atlantic, where an already robust security operation was being beefed up for Wednesday's ceremonial funeral for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
A person who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect the family's privacy confirmed the death of an 8-year-old boy.
Google stepped in to help family and friends of runners find their loved ones, setting up a site called Google Person Finder.
Those items resulted in two more burglary and theft charges filed against Christopher Knight.
The FBI said it had set up a phone line for members of the public to call with information about the explosions.
Officials said there was no report of a specific threat to New York, but city residents were urged to be vigilant as police took both highly visible and unseen precautions.
Whoever was responsible for the bombs made sure it was not only horrific but well-documented. The Boston Marathon finish line is a place certain to be filled with cameras held by professionals and amateurs alike.
The B.A.A. has managed the Boston Marathon since the late 19th century.
A former Hallowell area resident whose sports store is directly in front of the site of first Boston Marathon blast on Monday told a Portland TV station he knows exactly where the first device was placed.
Two men associated with Run for the Fallen in Maine were across the street from the first explosion.
Passengers entering North Station are being screened by police.
"Like all Americans, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the deplorable and heinous act of violence that occurred at the Boston Marathon today," say Senators King and Collins in a joint statement.
Obama has been in touch with federal law enforcement and Massachusetts officials in the aftermath of the explosions.
Officials with Verizon and Sprint Nextel deny an earlier report that service had been shut down to prevent any remote detonations.
The third blast occurred an hour later at the JFK Library. Police urge people to stay indoors, not congregate in large groups.
A no-fly zone with a 3.5-mile radius has been declared over the blast site at 811 Boylston Street.
The sunny and celebratory scene at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon quickly turned tragic after two blasts killed two and injured dozens more.
After the Boston blasts, the Secret Service shuts down Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.
Central Maine residents near the scene of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, and their family members, say they're safe and grateful for that safety.
Samuelson was also in lockdown at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, seated on a lobby couch between son Anders and daughter Abby, with husband Scott standing nearby.
Witnesses report a grim scene with many people suffering dire injuries, including severed limbs.
'It was absolutely like a war scene,' says the organizer of Run for the Fallen in Maine, who was at the finish line.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine issued a statement saying that she would vote for the Manchin-Toomey compromise, which would expand background checks to cover transactions at gun shows and the Internet.
Lilisa Desisa outsprinted two other East Africans down Boylston Street to win the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.
Yamamoto's won Monday's race in a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 33 seconds, well ahead of runner up and nine-time champion, Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa.
Densmore will launch a book tour with a stop at Scarborough's Bull Moose store to help celebrate Record Store Day.
Members of the Maine People's Alliance plan to hand out slices of pizza to show how loopholes shrink the slice of revenue that comes from corporate taxes.
Ski areas say they've had a strong season as big storms still have customers on the slopes.
Colby College became the fourth carbon-neutral college in the nation.
Some districts are being hit hard by insurance hikes while others have been pleasantly surprised.
The nonprofit is building the group's first solar-powered home in New England.
A bill to expand background checks has some 'wins' for the gun lobby, the endorsement shows, heartening supporters.
Authorities say it's for his own protection, citing a long-distance marriage proposal and a stranger who tried to post his bail.