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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.


AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria. He also called for more attention to the needy and the hungry.


10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. FESTIVE BOSTON MARATHON ATMOSPHERE TINGED WITH SADNESS


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Grim work for families as more bodies discovered
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth. As divers increasingly make their way into the ship, including a new entryway through the dining hall Monday, there's been a big jump in the discovery of corpses. And that means that on Jindo, an island near where the ferry sank Wednesday, relatives of the missing must look at sparse details such as gender, height, hair length and clothing to see if their loved ones have been found.


On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
BOSTON (AP) - In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners - easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets - picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the history of the Boston Marathon.


Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs
BOSTON (AP) - "I need to run." The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.


Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer are also accused of abandoning the ship.


Rally falls short in Rockies 10-9 loss to Phillies
DENVER (AP) - Forced to leave Sunday's game early because of pain in his left knee, Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said he plans to be back in the lineup for Colorado's next game Monday against San Francisco. Gonzalez scored twice and doubled before being forced to the dugout at the end of the sixth inning in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. After hitting a high infield chopper, he said he took a bad step running down the line to first, causing a flare up in the left knee tendinitis that he said has been bothering him off and on for more than year.


Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's
BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night. Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved to 4-5 in Fenway Park where they went 53-28 last season.