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Boston Marathon begins under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, nearly 36,000 runners crossed the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage.... 4/21/2014 12:04 PM

MARATHON WATCH: Jeptoo repeats as women's champ
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.... 4/21/2014 12:07 PM

Airport: Teen stowaway scaled fence in dark
HONOLULU (AP) -- Airport officials in San Jose, Calif., say a 16-year-old boy who stowed away aboard a Hawaii-bound flight scaled a perimeter fence at the California airport while it was dark.... 4/21/2014 12:04 PM

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

Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule
MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.... 4/21/2014 12:07 PM

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 12:01 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.... 4/21/2014 6:12 AM

Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications.... 4/21/2014 12:00 PM