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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

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

Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.... 4/21/2014 12:08 AM

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

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 12:43 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