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Boston Marathon begins under tight security

Boston Marathon begins under tight security

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.

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Boston Marathon begins under tight security

Boston Marathon begins under tight security

Mobility-impaired runners gather at the start line for a moment of silence before the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

The remains of a barn sit smoldering aturday after a fire at 458 North County Road 450 East in Washington Township Saturday.

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Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.

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UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is condemning what it calls "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a contested town.

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Crews fill in sinkhole in central Florida

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Repair crews filled in a sinkhole that opened between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community.

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Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

WASHINGTON TWP. | A Washington Township barn was destroyed and several chickens were killed in a fire Saturday.

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Poet Claudia Rankine wins $50,000 Jackson prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Claudia Rankine, a poet born in Jamaica whose experimental verse and bracing social commentary have earned her high praise from her peers, has won a $50,000 prize designed to help her gain more attention from the general public.

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Obama hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

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It Pays to Buy Local

It Pays to Buy Local

Chambers of commerce across the region are teaming up to launch a multimedia campaign telling consumers “It Pays to Buy Local.”

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Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez

Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez

Gonzalo Garcia, the son of Colombia's late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, says goodbye to an unidentified woman at his father's home where flowers lay against the wall in Mexico City, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday at his home. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez

Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The presidents of Mexico and Colombia are expected at a memorial ceremony for novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, up significantly from the 85 reported by education officials.

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Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayors from across Illinois are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments.

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US stock futures edge higher, busy earnings week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging higher Monday as more companies report their first quarter earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its best week since July last week.

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USDA establishes rural business investment program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related startups in rural areas that need cash to expand.

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WWII ship group wants better Evansville dock

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The group that oversees a restored World War II ship wants a more visible location on the Ohio River as a condition for keeping it docked in Evansville.

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Birch Communications buying Cbeyond for $323M

ATLANTA (AP) — Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million.

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Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85.

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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

Sophie Ordman, of Calgary, Alberta, awaits the start of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. Her mother is competing in the race. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

A member of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Haz-Mat crew affixes a device to the back of a street sign in front of Wellesley College before the start of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley, Mass.. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Ill.

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise.

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