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Bombing anniversary tributes today...Ukraine tension increasing



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BOSTON (AP) — Today belongs to the victims and those who tried to help after the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago that killed three people and injured more than 260. A day of tributes is planned in Boston, where Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino will be among the dignitaries expected to honor the victims. Speakers also will include survivors of the bombing. There will be a private moment of silence at the White House.

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian tanks have been seen today, not far from one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings in about nine cities across the region have been digging in. In Kiev, Ukraine's acting president announced an "anti-terrorist operation" to root out the "separatists."

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Day one of the search in the depths of the Indian Ocean yielded no new clues from the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 robotic submarine which aborted its first mission after only six hours. A safety feature kicked in when the sub exceeded its depth limit. Search crews plan to try again today.

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — There's no word on who kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya today or who might be holding him. Authorities say masked gunmen seized the ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the latest in a wave of abductions and kidnappings amid general lawlessness since the 2011 overthrow of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prehistoric predator is about to invade the nation's capital -- with a little help from FedEx. A Tyrannosaurus Rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana. The nearly complete skeleton is being delivered today in 16 crates. Visitors can get their first look as curators examine each bone over the next six months. But the 103-year-old dinosaur hall closes later this month for a five-year overhaul.

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