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Boston remembers marathon bombing one year later

Boston remembers marathon bombing one year later

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Boston is preparing for memorial services and tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the one-year anniversary of the attack.
Aileen Graef
South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- A ferry carrying more than 300 high school students capsized off the coast of South Korea.
Kate Stanton
Ukraine launches counter-terrorism operation in Donetsk region

Ukraine launches counter-terrorism operation in Donetsk region

KIEV, Ukraine, April 15 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov announced Tuesday counter-terrorism operations in the Donetsk region to reclaim control of eastern Ukraine.
Ananth Baliga
Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

TOKYO, April 15 (UPI) -- Late last week, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) announced plans to renew its whaling operation.
Brooks Hays
Ebola death toll reaches 121

Ebola death toll reaches 121

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 15 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization reported Monday that the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached 121.
JC Finley
Costa Concordia wreckage to be moved

Costa Concordia wreckage to be moved

ROME, April 15 (UPI) -- Italy pledged to have the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship removed “as soon as possible” from the island where it sank in 2012, killing 32 people.
Ed Adamczyk
France's 'Black Widow' on trial for drugging, killing another husband

France's 'Black Widow' on trial for drugging, killing another husband

PARIS, April 15 (UPI) -- The murder trial of a woman dubbed the "Black Widow of Isère" began Monday in France.
JC Finley
Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The moon passed under the amber shadow of the Earth causing a full midnight lunar eclipse, producing a phenomenon known as the "blood moon."
Aileen Graef
Mary Fallin signs ban on minimum wage increase in Oklahoma

Mary Fallin signs ban on minimum wage increase in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 15 (UPI) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, R, signs bill passing statewide ban on raising the minimum wage and prohibiting legislation mandating employee benefits.
JC Sevcik
Children with autism bond with the family dog

Children with autism bond with the family dog

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- Man's best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism, providing companionship to a child who has trouble interacting with people.
Alex Cukan
SWA flight attendant delivers hilarious flight safety instructions

SWA flight attendant delivers hilarious flight safety instructions

SALT LAKE CITY, April 15 (UPI) -- A Southwest Airlines flight attendant delivers a hilarious flight safety instruction speech to top all speeches on a Salt Lake City-bound flight.
Aileen Graef
John Boehner's Ohio Republican primary opponent mocks his 'electile dysfunction'

John Boehner's Ohio Republican primary opponent mocks his 'electile dysfunction'

TROY, Ohio, April 15 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner mocked by Ohio Republican primary opponent J.D. Winteregg with "electile dysfunction" ad.
Evan Bleier
Christina Hendricks says kids are not for her, shares health tips

Christina Hendricks says kids are not for her, shares health tips

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Christina Hendricks shared health tips and discussed children in a recent interview with Health magazine.
Annie Martin
Muslim community takes action to eradicate violent extremism

Muslim community takes action to eradicate violent extremism

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A Muslim coalition Monday rolled out the first national outreach campaign to help community leaders mitigate threats of violent extremism among its members.
Mallory Black and Michelle Kim, Medill News Service
Pulitzer Prize in public service goes to two news agencies for Snowden NSA revelations

Pulitzer Prize in public service goes to two news agencies for Snowden NSA revelations

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The Pulitzer Prize for public service was awarded to both the Washington Post and the Guardian U.S. for their coverage of the NSA documents leaked by Snowden.
JC Sevcik
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