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Dramatic increase in Boston Marathon security

cbsnews.com — BOSTON -- 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.
RT @CBSNews: Boston Marathon getting under way with a dramatic increase in security cbsn.ws/QrAljg
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Ferry captain's acts "murderous": South Korean president

cbsnews.com — SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing. She made the comments Monday at a Cabinet briefing.
RT @CBSNews: Ferry captain's acts "murderous": South Korean president cbsn.ws/1mvkePh
RT @CBSNews: Ferry captain's acts "murderous": South Korean president cbsn.ws/1mvkePh

Global demand for fresh water set to exceed supply

cbsnews.com — Think about this the next time your mouth goes dry and you could really use a glass of cool, clean water: Analysts with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research warn in a recent report that, when it comes to global drinking water supplies, a "perfect storm" is approaching.

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners

cbsnews.com — NEW YORK - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."
Wieners contaminated with cheese. cbsn.ws/1ffWln8 I have at least 7 hilarious headlines here. Maybe more. pic.twitter.com/XglWvc9BVe

Family escapes after car catches fire in lion enclosure at Longleat safari park in U.K.

cbsnews.com — LONDON -- Of all the places for Helen Clements' car to suddenly catch on fire with her two kids in the back seat, it had to be the lion enclosure at the safari park.
RT @CBSNews: Family escapes after car catches fire in lion enclosure at Longleat safari park in U.K. cbsn.ws/1iDb7c4

Runaway stowaway survives Calif.-Hawaii flight: FBI

cbsnews.com — HONOLULU -- A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.
A runaway teen stowed away in a wheel well survives a plane ride from California to Hawaii. fb.me/1isLfGH5h

A relationship with Putin now seems out of reach for Obama

cbsnews.com — As the crisis in Ukraine has dragged on for weeks with no resolution in sight, the relationship between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have hit a new low. Sure, Putin said last week that he was sure Mr. Obama, a "courageous and good person" would save him if he were drowning.

Lindsay Lohan reveals she had a miscarriage

cbsnews.com — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason she was unable to appear on the program at one point.

Boston Marathon: 36,000 runners to compete

cbsnews.com — CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports on the route and excitement for the Boston Marathon from the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.
RT @CBSThisMorning: "We're here to take back the marathon." 36,000 runners are expected to run today's #BostonMarathon: http://t.co/Mas1622…

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating truce after Easter shooting near Slavyansk

cbsnews.com — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Ukraine's government Monday of violating a peace agreement reached last week after an Easter shooting left three pro-Russian separatists dead at a checkpoint near the flashpoint city of Slavyansk. The violence and traded accusations over who was behind it will be a sharp test for the new, fragile diplomatic achievement just as U.S.
Escalated rhetoric from both Russia and Ukraine day after 3 pro-Russian _____ are shot dead outside Sloyansk. cbsnews.com/news/russia-ac…

Eye Opener: Boston Strong and ready to run

cbsnews.com — Boston celebrates the running of the marathon as a security force of 4,000 work to keep the course safe. Also, a death-defying stowaway -- a teenager survived a freezing flight across the Pacific in the wheel well of a jet. All that, and all that matters, in today's "Eye Opener."

More than half of U.S. workers say they are overweight

cbsnews.com — So you've held that office job for years now and have eaten too many lunches at the desk. The elevator took priority over the stairs long ago. And it's more fun to check your personal email on your breaks instead of walking around the block. As a result, the pounds have piled on.
RT @AllieSpillyards: A new study shows more than half of workers feel overweight. What are your tips for getting moving at the office? http…

Boston Marathon runner trades running the race for protecting it

cbsnews.com — In January, Bill Evans became Boston's police commissioner after three decades on the force. He has run in the Boston Marathon 18 times, but this year he won't be able to because he is in charge of protecting it. Jeff Glor reports.

Preview: Joy in the Congo

cbsnews.com — The Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra grew from one man's dream to 200 musicians and vocalists providing joy to the mostly poor, bleak capital of Kinshasa. Bob Simon reports on Sunday, April 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
How an ex-pilot put together a remarkable symphony orchestra in one of the poorest countries in the world. Tonight: cbsn.ws/PjY04b"
Great storyMT @60Minutes How an ex-pilot put together a remarkable symphony orchestra in one of the poorest countries cbsn.ws/PjY04b
RT @60Minutes: How a symphony orchestra made of 200 musicians was started in war-torn Congo: cbsn.ws/1i2mWKg

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back after mechanical issues

cbsnews.com — Malaysia Airlines said Sunday one of its planes that departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) bound for Bangalore had to turn back mid-air. The airline said Flight MH192, a Boeing 737-800, was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore at 11:35 p.m. local time, but had to turn back around 10:09 p.m.
RT @CBSNews: JUST IN: Malaysia Airlines plane that turned back mid-air reportedly makes safe "emergency landing" in Kuala Lumpur - http://t…
Right now– #MalaysiaAirlines says one of its jets turned back mid-air; will make emergency landing at KLIA - cbsn.ws/1hffWnd #MH192
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