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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) -- A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.... 4/21/2014 1:45 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

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

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.... 4/20/2014 3:54 PM

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral
BOSTON (AP) -- The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.... 4/20/2014 4:45 PM

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.... 4/20/2014 7:31 PM

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.... 4/20/2014 1:39 PM

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.... 4/20/2014 10:43 AM

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.... 4/20/2014 1:24 PM