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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

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 4:17 AM

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.... 4/21/2014 5:51 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 5:33 AM

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.... 4/21/2014 4:19 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

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.... 4/21/2014 4:02 AM

APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.... 4/21/2014 4:01 AM