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  • Oldest US cathedral celebrates Easter in Baltimore 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:50 pm
  • BALTIMORE - Baltimore's archdiocese is celebrating its 225th Easter in the nation's oldest cathedral.

  • Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:55 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Illinois - Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in suburban Chicago.

  • Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Most New Yorkers showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.

  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:01 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.

  • Pa. hawk sanctuary has different kind of egg hunt 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:59 pm
  • DREHERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - A wild bird sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania offers children a different kind of egg hunt for Easter, offering as prizes realistic looking wooden replicas of raptor eggs.

  • Easter service marks Colorado massacre centennial 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:18 pm
  • TRINIDAD, Colorado - Descendants of striking miners and their families killed during a battle and fire in southern Colorado a century ago are gathering for a traditional Greek Orthodox Easter service on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a tragedy that became a rallying cry for unions.

  • 1 dead, others hurt in SC beach home blaze 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:49 pm
  • GARDEN CITY, South Carolina - One person is dead and several others needed hospital treatment after a blaze at a three-story house in a South Carolina beach town.

  • Gretna may get truck-float parade for Mardi Gras 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:13 am
  • GRETNA, Louisiana - The Krewe of Gretna has formally asked for permission to parade on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the Jefferson Parish city for the first time in 14 years.

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:55 am
  • VATICAN CITY - 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.

  • Handmade quilt stores W.Va. family's memories 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:31 am
  • CORE, West Virginia - Marie Jones was a minute or so into the history of the handmade quilt she was showing a visitor when her daughter, Lois Dittman, made a discovery.

  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:10 am
  • JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.

  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:58 am
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • Governor's mansion hosts Easter egg hunt 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:19 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - There's an Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon at the South Dakota governor's mansion.

  • Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:17 pm
  • POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.

  • Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth" 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:56 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

  • 2,500 homeless fed in Miami over Easter weekend 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:11 pm
  • MIAMI - The Miami Rescue Mission is making Easter brighter for some families.

  • Farm allows families to rent Easter chicks 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:13 pm
  • CANAVERAL GROVES, Florida - One Canaveral Groves farm is allowing families to enjoy baby Easter chicks without committing to their long-term care.

  • Woman finds body while hunting for Easter eggs 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:35 pm
  • KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body.

  • Nevada retailers expect $235 million Easter sales 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:31 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - The Retail Association of Nevada says it expects the Easter holiday will equate to higher spending in stores.

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:56 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

  • Police: Girl, 4, finds pill inside Easter egg 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:08 pm
  • ROSEVILLE, Michigan - Police say a suburban Detroit pre-school student opened a plastic Easter egg following a school party and found a pill used to treat anxiety and other problems.

  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:25 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter.

  • SD family recognized for conservation efforts 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:37 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized a South Dakota family for its conservation efforts.

  • Humane Society discourages Easter rabbit adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:06 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Humane Society of Utah is discouraging people from adopting rabbits as pets for Easter.

  • Celtics' boss Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:06 pm
  • BOSTON - The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team.