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Boston Marathon begins under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, nearly 36,000 runners crossed the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage.... 4/21/2014 12:04 PM

MARATHON WATCH: Jeptoo repeats as women's champ
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.... 4/21/2014 12:07 PM

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet
HONOLULU (AP) -- Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.... 4/21/2014 12:20 PM

AP Exclusive: Kentucky inmate starves to death
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. Prison officials have asked prosecutors to investigate after The Associated Press began asking questions about the inmate's death.... 4/21/2014 12:08 PM

Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.... 4/21/2014 6:10 AM

NY court: US must release targeted killings memo
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.... 4/21/2014 12:18 PM

Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule
MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.... 4/21/2014 12:07 PM

Stocks edge higher at start of a big earnings week
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The stock market also got a lift from an encouraging report on the U.S. economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July.... 4/21/2014 12:11 PM

Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.... 4/21/2014 12:01 PM

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.... 4/21/2014 6:12 AM