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On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

U.S. National News - 2 hours 40 min ago

Wellesley College student Tiffany Liao, of San Marino, Calif., center, serves a pasta dish during a Boston Marathon pre-race dinner at Boston City Hall, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors to the area. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.


Celebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in New York

U.S. National News - 3 hours 26 sec ago

Dressed for the occasion, Paul Nagle, left, poses for photographs as he takes take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.


Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade

Latin America News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Dressed for the occasion, Paul Nagle, left, poses for photographs as he takes take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.


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Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade

India News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Dressed for the occasion, Paul Nagle, left, poses for photographs as he takes take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.


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Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade

U.S. National News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Dressed for the occasion, Paul Nagle, left, poses for photographs as he takes take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.


Liverpool closes in on Premier League title

Europe News - 3 hours 5 min ago

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road, Norwich, eastern England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Radburn) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Liverpool secured a return to the Champions League on Sunday — but there's a much bigger prize just around the corner.


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Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis

Europe News - 3 hours 9 min ago

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches the English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Sunderland won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Madrid will be the center of the football world this week when Real Madrid hosts Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid welcomes Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals.


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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

Latin America News - 3 hours 44 min ago

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.


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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

India News - 3 hours 44 min ago

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.


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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

U.S. National News - 3 hours 44 min ago

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.


Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel denies

Middle East Conflict - 4 hours 14 min ago
The most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem said on Sunday Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, to quell the latest in a string of Palestinian protests at the politically sensitive holy site. Israeli police denied the allegation, saying officers threw the non-lethal devices, which emit a loud noise, on a plaza outside the mosque after protesters threw rocks and firecrackers at them. The demonstrators, who have confronted police for the past four days in a bid to stop Israeli and foreign visitors from entering the holy compound, then retreated into al-Aqsa, a police spokesman said. Tensions at the site run high during Jewish holidays - Jews are now celebrating Passover - when Palestinians are on alert against any attempt by Jews to pray on the compound in defiance of a de facto Israeli government ban on such worship.

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

Latin America News - 4 hours 25 min ago

Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) drives to the basket between San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, left, and Tim Duncan, right, during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.


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Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

India News - 4 hours 25 min ago

Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) drives to the basket between San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, left, and Tim Duncan, right, during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.


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APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

U.S. National News - 4 hours 38 min ago

FILE - This June 21, 2103 file photo shows a steamroller and a backhoe used to crush seized elephant tusks during a destruction ceremony at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa’s last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group’s report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.


Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

U.S. National News - 5 hours 12 min ago

A woman smokes marijuana during the 4/20 Rally at the Civic Center in DenverBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in the two Western states in 2012 approved the legalization of possession and use of weed by adults on private property, although public consumption is still illegal. In January the first retail pot shops opened in Colorado, and stores in Washington are set to follow suit later this year. On Saturday, police issued 32 citations, 22 for public consumption of marijuana and 10 for other offenses at the gathering, said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.


Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

U.S. National News - 5 hours 13 min ago

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., said the body has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg, but that the height and weight of the body was consistent with Oliver's size. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen by relatives in September 2013 but wasn't reported missing until December. His mother Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend Alberto Sierra are both charged in the case. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Tom Rettig)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.


Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

U.S. National News - 5 hours 19 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.

Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

India News - 5 hours 19 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
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Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

Latin America News - 5 hours 19 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
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Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight

U.S. National News - 5 hours 37 min ago

In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, Robert Bendus, Director of Florida Division of Historical Resources, stands for a photo by the Grove, a historical mansion that once belonged to former Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins in Tallahassee, Fla. The state, at a cost of nearly $6 million, is turning the Greek Revival style mansion and its 10-acre grounds into a museum designed to document the lives of the state’s governors as well as an architectural classroom for visitors. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, a historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will soon have its doors opened to the public.