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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race....

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston....

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....

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....

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings....

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-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....

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....

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....

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....

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