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....
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SKorean 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" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing....
Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead....
Japan PM sends offering to war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea....
Blood donors replenish supplies after Pa. stabbing
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- An effort to replenish blood bank supplies after a mass stabbing at a western Pennsylvania high school is far exceeding its target....
Pittsburgh man charged after egg decorating fight
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man faces charges after police say he threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police....
Pa. labor dispute law change runs into opposition
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature....
Pa. hawk sanctuary has different kind of egg hunt
DREHERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A wild bird sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania offers children a different kind of egg hunt for Easter, offering as prizes realistic looking wooden replicas of raptor eggs....
Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom....
Missing Pa. boater's search enters recovery stage
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- Searchers trying to find a suburban Philadelphia man who fell from his boat into the Delaware River say they now consider it a recovery mission....
Authorities examine body of woman in NE Pa. pond
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania plan a forensic examination of the remains of a woman's body discovered in a private pond....
Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly....
State College expands surveillance cameras network
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- State College is expanding its system of downtown surveillance, adding 71 cameras to a network that's been in place for about a decade....
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the National Popular Vote Compact, awarding the state’s 29 electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote rather than the state’s popular vote. There are nine other states along with the District of Columbia that have also signed onto the compact.
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