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April 20, 2014

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  • Six-run inning helps 51s down El Paso
    April 20, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s scored six runs in the fifth inning today in an 11-4 victory against visiting El Paso at Cashman Field.
  • Foster the People, with frontman Mark Foster, performs at Boulevard Pool on Friday, April 18, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
    Photos: Foster the People and Young & Sick at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan
    April 20, 2014
    Frontman Mark Foster took the stage remarking how great it was to be back in Las Vegas and launching into a setlist featuring songs from FTP’s recently released album, “Supermodel,” including “Are You What You Want to Be?” and “Coming of Age.
  • Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's.
    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
    April 20, 2014
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated ...
  • Two pedestrians struck on Decatur Boulevard
    April 20, 2014
    Two pedestrians were injured today when a person suspected of driving under the influence struck a man and a teenager while they were walking on the sidewalk ...
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
    April 20, 2014
    The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
    April 20, 2014
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners’ sleep schedules
    April 20, 2014
    With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.
  • With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance to live music and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014.
    In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
    April 20, 2014
    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Africa land grabs endanger elephants
    April 20, 2014
    Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east
    April 20, 2014
    ithin 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.
  • In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, so the field was expanded for the 2014 marathon to accommodate them. "The thought was: If those people, like so many others, wanted to have some physical expression of resilience and determination, it would probably be that many of them at least would want to run the whole race," Grilk said.
    Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs
    April 20, 2014
    The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.
  • In this Jan. 29, 2004, file photo, former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76.
    Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
    April 20, 2014
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
  • Alex Bieniecki shows his "We The People" tattoo at a camp near Bunkerville Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
    The world through militia eyes
    April 20, 2014
    Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because Bundy had not paid grazing fees for more than 20 years. We got a close-up view of their encampment.
  • People on the move: April 20-26
    April 20, 2014
    In this week's edition: Drs. Barry Nahin, Emily Peterson and Ethan Cruvant; Lynn Stange, Darris Peterson, Jennifer Gaynor, Molly Castano, Kristin Weddingfeld, Flerine Atienza, Stephanie Lane, Karen Javier, Mark Weinberg, Deborah Danielson and more ...
  • Bungalow Clothing owner Rob Wright says his online retailer has eliminated the worst aspect of shopping for clothes online while preserving the best parts of the experience.
    Try on clothes before you buy them — online
    April 20, 2014
    Bungalow Clothing is solving the Achilles heel of online apparel shopping: not being able to try things on before buying them. Through a reconfiguration of the shopping process ...
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