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Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of 2013 bombing


BOSTON - Runners, from the world's elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year's deadly bombing attack.

Two young children die in NY house fire on Easter morning

NEW YORK - Two young children visiting their grandfather died on Easter Sunday morning after a fire broke out in the basement of his New York City home, fire officials said.

10:22am EDT

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

TORONTO/NEW YORK - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis.

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

- An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

Oddly Enough 12:04pm EDT

Slow-moving landslide in Wyoming resort town destroys home

- A slow-moving landslide claimed a house in Jackson, Wyoming as crews scrambled to prevent a water main from rupturing and flooding the affluent resort town with two million gallons of water, a city manager said Saturday.

Natural Disasters 12:04am EDT

Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at South Carolina college

CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.

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Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

- A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL player Pat Tillman has stated in a television interview that he believes he might have fired the shots that killed Tillman in a 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.

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Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at L.A. Times building

- A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.

19 Apr 2014

Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

NEW YORK - Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday.

Entertainment, Fashion 19 Apr 2014

Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

NASHVILLE - An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday.

19 Apr 2014

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