Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 10:54 am
Last Friday's tragedy on Mount Everest in which at least 13 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche has led others among that group of Nepalese who lead foreigners up the world's tallest mountain to issue some demands — and threaten to boycott the soon-to-start climbing season if their requests aren't granted.
Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 11:23 am
There is no doubt the bombings of last year are casting a long shadow on the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
It is an inevitable backdrop: The signs on the buildings that line the course near the finish are usually covered in witty, encouraging posters. This year, they encourage a greater kind of perseverance.
"Boston Strong," they exhort.
At the finish line on Boyslton Street, a small makeshift memorial has been erected: Four crosses with the names of the four people who died because of last year's attack.
After many failed attempts to pass a casino bill, supporters think they may finally have a winning hand -- proposing two casinos and a new revenue-sharing plan. Opponents are raising long-held concerns about gambling’s social costs, including addiction and crime. We’ll look at this new bill and its odds for passing.
Executive Producer of The Exchange Keith Checks in with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the scene at this morning's 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
"There are definitely more police here. I'm sure there's a lot more undercover police that I'm unaware of," Shields said. "We chartered a bus from my area of Boston. We got here. We have bags on our bus and there's no problems so far. We really haven't had anybody check our bus, nobody come on. It sort of feels kind of normal here today."
New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster has appealed to the state Supreme Court that he in fact had the authority to strip suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams of his prosecutorial authority.
Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 10:59 am
"Aviation experts call it a miracle," says Honolulu's KHON-TV. "The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, and survived. The boy is expected to fully recover."