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Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

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BOSTON - Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, putting the world-renown race back in the spotlight after it was marred by last year's bombing attack. | Video

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

- 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 U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Health, 20 Apr 2014

Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

- A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said.

20 Apr 2014

Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning

NEW YORK - A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said.

20 Apr 2014

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.

Teenager survives flight over Pacific in jet wheel well: FBI

- A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said.

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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 20 Apr 2014

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 20 Apr 2014

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.

20 Apr 2014

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.

20 Apr 2014

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