BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of athletes have joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line. About 3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain this morning to run the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon. The event, known as OneRun, began at Kenmore Square and ended at the official finish line.
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - Rescuers are searching for the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers. A dispatcher says divers went to a large pond this morning where the bulk of the plane was found submerged in Ephratah (ee-FRAY'-tah), west of Albany. The flight originated in Bedford, Massachusetts, and was headed to Rome, New York when it crashed yesterday.
BOSTON (AP) - The judge presiding over the trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is allowing prosecutors to conduct criminal background on potential jurors. U.S. District Judge Diane Casper granted the request in a ruling yesterday. Prosecutors argued the background checks are a prudent step, to ensure ineligible people don't serve as jurors and threaten the integrity of a trial that's expected to last months.
BOSTON (AP) - Cardinal Sean O'Malley is scheduled to ordain five new priests today at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The new priests are John Augustine Cassani of Weymouth; Thomas Keith Macdonald of Westford; Jacques Antoine McGuffie of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Gerald Alfred Souza of Plymouth; and Christopher William Wallace of Methuen.
RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) - The father of a Medal of Honor winner from Massachusetts is again planning to place thousands of U.S. flags on graves at the Bourne National Cemetery. Paul Monti is the father of Army Sargent 1st Class Jared Monti, who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2006 trying to save a wounded comrade's life. Paul Monti was shocked the first time he visited his son's grave at Bourne and didn't see a single flag.
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