• Suicide bombings, other attacks in Iraq kill at least 19 people

  • Paul and JP Norden are brothers and best friends, and for many, they represent the defiance and resilience Boston showed after the bombings at the famed Boston marathon last year.

    The Norden brothers each lost a leg in the double explosions on April 15, but they believe their lives are better now.

    "Even though this was such a bad tragedy and stuff, I feel like we're more positive people now than we were a year ago," JP Norden said in an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach.

    'I'm Happy'

    His brother added: "I'm just very happy now … Like, before I would have said I was - maybe, like, just content. But now I'm, like, happy."

    The brothers, who worked together as roofers, were nearly killed in the attacks allegedly carried out by another pair of brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon killed three people and injured 260 others.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently awaiting trial. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts

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  • Car Bursts Into Flames, Nearly Feeding Family to Lions


    A mother her young children faced an agonizing choice on a recent visit to a safari park in England, when their car burst into flames in the middle of a lion habitat.

    Helen Clements and her two young kids, visiting the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England, Friday, had to make a split-second decision whether to take the chance that the flames didn't reach them before help arrived, or trust themselves to the mercy of the lions outside.

    "You're stuck and you can't control and you can't do anything about it," Clements said.

    Other tourists in the safari park couldn't believe what they were seeing.

    Bad day for someone @Longleat ! And we were in the lion enclosure #notagoodtimeforabreakdown pic.twitter.com/YcEuPIiPEW

    - Hannah (@MissLight20) April 18, 2014


    Clements said she tried to get out and her son tried to run off, but the park rangers stopped them.

    "They were shouting at us get back in the car, do not get out the car and it's a situation - what do you do?" Clements said.

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  • Teen 'Lucky' to Be Alive After Stowing Away on Calif.-Hawaii Flight

    A 16-year-old boy from California hopped a fence at the San Jose, Calif., Airport and sneaked into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jetliner, stowing away for a five-hour flight, FBI spokesman Tom Simon told ABC News.

    Simon said the boy, who had run away from home, passed out inside the unprotected, unpressurized wheel well after the flight was airborne. When the plane landed at Maui Airport at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the boy was still passed out, Simon said. He did not come to for about an hour.

    VIDEO: Teenager Hitches Flight on Hawaii-Bound Plane

    Ground crews later saw the boy walking around the tarmac, Simon said. He was taken into custody and checked by a doctor and found to have no injuries.

    News of the incident was met with suspicion and scrutiny. Most wheel-well stowaways don't survive, falling victim to frigid temperatures and lack of oxygen. The chances of survival of a wheel-well stowaway on a commercial aircraft are about 24 percent, according to the Federal Aviation

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  • A 16-year-old boy from California hopped a fence at the San Jose Airport and snuck into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, stowing away for a five-hour flight, FBI spokesman Tom Simon told ABC News.

  • Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

  • Lindsay Lohan's Bombshell: 'I Had a Miscarriage'

    Lindsay Lohan made a bombshell announcement on Sunday's episode of her reality-TV show, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage during filming.

    "No one knows this … I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off," Lohan admitted. "It's a very long story."

    WATCH: Bombshell Announcement by Lindsay Lohan

    The 27-year-old didn't offer any details about the pregnancy or miscarriage, but discussed the emotional impact during the season finale of "Lindsay" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

    "There was a lot going on in my life then. I cried so many times watching it, because I don't see it as me ... it's strange. It's weird."

  • Whatever it is, it looked quite spectacular.

    Several car dashcams captured video showing a bright blue and red flashing object streaming through the sky above the city of Murmansk shortly after 2 a.m. Russian time on Saturday. Officials have neither confirmed nor denied the object is a meteorite, according to Russia Today.

    Last year, a meteorite exploded near Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia, injuring some 1,200 people.

    The recent sighting comes days before former NASA astronauts and experts who are part of the the B612 Foundation are due to deliver a presentation based on research suggesting the Earth has experienced 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid impacts than previously thought over the past decade, according to Phys.org.

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  • Healing Heartbreak Hill

    Bob Spiner, Jr. has breezed through several 20-mile runs in the past few weeks. The 50-year-old lawyer from Lynbrook, N.Y., has trained a steady 40 to 50 miles a week for the past year and said he is in top physical condition to run this year's Boston Marathon. He's just not sure he's mentally ready.

    "I am emotionally fatigued by all of the new security measures and I'm not convinced I want to put myself through it or my family through it," Spiner said.

    A lot of this year's 36,000 Boston Marathon entrants are wrestling with the same sort of ambivalence. On the one hand they want to be there for their fellow runners and show support for those who died or were injured during last year's bombing. On the other hand, they want to feel safe.

    Boston Marathon organizers acknowledge this emotional dilemma. That's why they've upped the marathon's usual psychological support staff from two to sixty.

    "We'll have mental health professionals in 22 of the 26 medical tents along the route, at the

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  • NBA Coach Sends Rival a Heartfelt Message: 'I Promise I’ll Be Nice'

    Gregg Popovich is finally opening up for Craig Sager.

    Popovich, head coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, is well known for his terse answers to in-game questions from Sager and other sideline reporters, often poking fun at Sager’s colorful, clashing outfits. He has even used Sager’s pocket square to wipe his nose.

    Sager, who works for TNT, is missing this year’s NBA playoffs to undergo treatment for leukemia. In a statement released by Turner Sports Friday, Sager joked about their relationship.

    "Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop," Sager said.

    Sager's son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday’s broadcast of San Antonio’s playoff opener against Dallas, asking Popovich a few questions after the third quarter. Junior donned one of his dad’s ties for the occasion, an orange and red necktie featuring plastic rubies.

    The prickly Popovich, 65, warmed up to the new interviewer, providing unusually deep answers about the Spurs’ play.

    “Great job. Great questions from

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