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Boston Marathon begins under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing.... 4/21/2014 11:31 AM

MARATHON WATCH: How Heartbreak Hill got its name
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.... 4/21/2014 11:52 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 11:04 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, Fort Myers police said.... 4/21/2014 6:10 AM

Nadal looks to put Monte Carlo behind him
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal gets an immediate chance to shake off his surprisingly early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters by going for his ninth Barcelona Open title this week.... 4/21/2014 8:30 AM

Stocks are mixed at start of a busy earnings week
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July as first-quarter corporate earnings begin to come in.... 4/21/2014 11:02 AM

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 11:28 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.... 4/21/2014 6:12 AM

Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.... 4/21/2014 10:39 AM

UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.... 4/21/2014 11:01 AM