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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

Till T. Teuber of Hamburg, Germany, prepares himself before the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BOSTON (AP) — One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. For the 118th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, security along the course will be tighter than ever.

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Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

Daughter of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community.

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Minot State names Hughes head football coach

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot State University has named Tyler Hughes as head football coach.

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Some work to keep ‘Princess Lacey’ tributes

In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, right, hoists the net with Lacey Holsworth, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. Mourners are to gather tonight at Michigan State's Breslin Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl, who died last week because of cancer.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan State University students are working to ensure that tributes to an 8-year-old girl who died after a battle with cancer remain a little longer on a rock that serves as a campus message board.

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High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

This July 7, 2010 file photo shows Barry Diller  at the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. Thirty years after failing to persuade the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back at the high court to try to rein in another technological innovation that they say threatens their financial well-being. The battle has moved out of viewers’ living rooms, where Americans once marveled at their ability to pop a cassette into a recorder and capture their favorite programs or the game they wouldn’t be home to see. Now the entertainment conglomerates that own U.S. television networks are waging a legal fight, with Supreme Court argument on Tuesday, against a start-up business that uses Internet-based technology to give subscribers the ability to watch programs anywhere they can take portable devices. The source of the companies’ worry is Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and sends them over the Internet to paying subscribers in 11 cities. Aereo, backed by media billionaire Barry Diller, has plans to more than double that total. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

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