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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race.... 4/21/2014 2:09 AM

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.... 4/20/2014 7:18 PM

16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight
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 3:44 AM

Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities said.... 4/21/2014 1:34 AM

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.... 4/21/2014 2:11 AM

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.... 4/21/2014 3:32 AM

Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT
HOUSTON (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.... 4/21/2014 3:28 AM

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.... 4/21/2014 3:42 AM

Your Top Plays for Today
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide... 4/21/2014 3:32 AM

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.... 4/20/2014 11:07 PM