POPE FRANCIS CELEBRATES EASTER SUNDAY IN ST PETER'S SQUARE *

MORE THAN 150,000 GATHERED FOR THE PONTIFF'S TRADITIONAL EASTER GREETING *

THE POPE RECITED SOME OF THE HYMNS IN RUSSIAN TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH'S CELEBRATION COINCIDED WITH THAT OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH *

SHOOTOUT AT A CHECKPOINT SET UP BY PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE LEAVES THREE PEOPLE DEAD AND OTHERS WOUNDED *

ARMED CLASH APPEARS TO BE THE FIRST SINCE AN INTL AGREEMENT WAS REACHED LAST WEEK IN GENEVA TO EASE TENSIONS IN THE REGION *

PRO-RUSSIAN SUPPORTERS HAVE SEIZED GOVT BUILDINGS IN AT LEAST 10 CITIES IN THE EAST *

CARGO SHIP FULL OF SUPPLIES ARRIVES AT THE INTL SPACE STATION *

SPACEX'S SHIP CARRIED 2.5 TONS OF FOOD, SPACEWALKING GEAR AND EXPERIMENTS *

ON WED, THE CREW WILL CONDUCT A SPACEWALK TO REPLACE A DEAD COMPUTER *

BOXER RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER DEAD AT 76 *

CARTER WAS MOST FAMOUSLY CONVICTED OF THREE MURDERS IN 1976, CONVICTIONS THAT WERE LATER OVERTURNED *

HIS ORDEAL AND THE ALLEGED RACIAL MOTIVATIONS BEHIND IT WERE PUBLICIZED IN BOB DYLAN'S 1975 SONG "HURRICANE," AS WELL AS SEVERAL BOOKS AND A 1999 FILM *

"CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER" TOPS DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK WITH $26 MIL *

THE MARVEL SEQUEL SET A BOX-OFFICE RECORD AS THE BIGGEST APRIL RELEASE EVER WHEN IT OPENED WITH MORE THAN $96 MIL *

"RIO 2" HELD ON TO SECOND, WHILE THE RELIGIOUS FILM "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" DEBUTED IN THIRD PLACE *

MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MAKES AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN KUALA LUMPUR AFTER ITS LANDING GEAR FAILED *

THE PLANE, BOUND FOR BANGALORE, INDIA, WAS FORCED TO TURN BACK WHEN THE GEAR FAILED MOMENTS AFTER TAKEOFF *

NEWS COMES MORE THAN SIX WEEKS AFTER FLIGHT MH370 VANISHED EN ROUTE TO BEIJING WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD *

THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING EASTER IN THE HOLY LAND *

IN JERUSALEM, ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATED MASS AT THE HOLY SEPULCHER CHURCH, THE SITE WHERE CHRISTIANS BELIEVE JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED, BURIED AND RESURRECTED *

IN THE WEST BANK TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, WORSHIPPERS PRAYED AND LIT CANDLES AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, THE SITE TRADITIONALLY BELIEVED TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS *

PEOPLE IN LITTLETON, CO, MARKING A TRAGIC MEMORY ON SUNDAY *

15 YRS AGO THE TOWN WAS SHATTERED BY A MASS SHOOTING THAT LEFT 14 STUDENTS DEAD AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL, INCLUDING THE TEEN SHOOTERS, AND ONE TEACHER *

MORE THAN 20 STUDENTS WERE INJURED DURING THE MASSACRE *

THE POPE ALSO PRAYING FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE AND IN SYRIA *

ANOTHER AIRSTRIKE TAKING PLACE OVER YEMEN SUNDAY, THIS ONE REPORTEDLY CLAIMING THE LIVES OF SEVERAL SUSPECTED AL QAEDA LEADERS *

IT WAS THE SECOND RECENT ATTACK AGAINST THE TERROR NETWORK *

STILL NO WORD ON WHO WAS BEHIND THE ASSAULT, BUT THE U.S. MILITARY REGULARLY CARRIES OUT DRONE STRIKES AGAINST YEMEN'S LOCAL AL QAEDA BRANCH *

SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT AS THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS CROWD BOSTON'S STREETS FOR THE ANNUAL MARATHON *

MA GOV DEVAL PATRICK (D) SAYS BOSTON MAY BE THE SAFEST PLACE IN AMERICA ON MON *

GOV PATRICK SAYS OFFICIALS ARE STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN MORE SECURITY AND MAINTAINING THE CITY'S FESTIVE SPIRIT *

FOR MANY IT WAS EASTER, BUT FOR SOME APRIL 20 WAS A POT HOLIDAY *

THOUGH CO IS THE FIRST STATE TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA, SOME CITATIONS WERE ISSUED, SINCE PUBLIC POT CONSUMPTION IS STILL ILLEGAL *

AN FBI SPOX SAYS A 16-YR-OLD BOY STOWED AWAY IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A FLIGHT FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII *

HE SURVIVED THE TRIP HALFWAY ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN UNHARMED DESPITE FRIGID TEMPERATURES AND A LACK OF OXYGEN, AT 38,000 FT *

THE BOY WAS QUESTIONED BY THE FBI AFTER BEING DISCOVERED ON THE TARMAC AT THE MAUI AIRPORT WITH NO IDENTIFICATION *

THE SPOX SAYS THE CHILD HAD RUN AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY, BUT THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHARGED *

DIVERS HAVE NOW FOUND A WAY TO GET INSIDE A SUNKEN FERRY OFF THE COAST OF S KOREA *

THE CONFIRMED DEATH TOLL HAS REACHED AT LEAST 64, BUT AROUND 240 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING *

A TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE FERRY REVEALS CONFUSION AND INDECISION BY THE CAPTAIN AND OTHER CREW MEMBERS AFTER THE SHIP BEGAN LISTING DANGEROUSLY *

IN A PUBLIC PARK IN DENVER, REVELERS RAISED JOINTS, PIPES AND OTHER MARIJUANA SMOKING DEVICES IN THE AIR AT 4:20 PM, THE MOMENT FOR THE TRADITIONAL SMOKE-OUT MARKING THE HOLIDAY *

JUST OVER A YEAR AGO, TWO BOMBS EXPLODED NEAR THE MARATHON FINISH LINE, KILLING THREE AND INJURING MORE THAN 260 OTHERS *

HE WAS REFERRED TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES *

THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING BODIES *

HIGH-LEVEL GOVT OFFICIALS IN YEMEN SAY THE TARGETS WERE TRAINING CAMPS IN A RUGGED SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN REGION *

WASHINGTON CONSIDERS IT THE MOST ACTIVE IN THE WORLD *

THE SENSELESS RAMPAGE ENDED WITH THE GUNMEN TAKING THEIR OWN LIVES *