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Scoreboard Roundup - 4/20/14


Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) --  NHL Playoffs: First Round -  Philadelphia Flyers 4 - New York Rangers 2 (Series tied, 1-1)

Boston Bruins 4 - Detroit Red Wings 1 (Series tied, 1-1)

Montreal Canadiens 3 - Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (Montreal leads series, 3-0)

San Jose Sharks 7 - Los Angeles Kings 2 (San Jose lead series, 2-0)

NBA Playoffs: First Round - San Antonio Spurs 90 - Dallas Mavericks 85 (San Antonio leads series, 1-0)

Miami Heat 99 - Charlotte Bobcats 88 (Miami leads series, 1-0)

Washington Wizards 102 - Chicago Bulls 93 (Washington leads series, 1-0)

Portland Trail Blazers 122 - Houston Rockets 120 OT (Portland leads series, 1-0)

MLB: Miami Marlins 3 (9-10) - Seattle Mariners 2 (7-11)

Cleveland Indians 6 (8-10) - Toronto Blue Jays 4 (10-9)

Detroit Tigers 2 (9-6) - Los Angeles Angels 1 (8-10)

Washington Nationals 3 (11-8) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (11-8)

Minnesota Twins 8 (9-9) - Kansas City Royals 3 (9-8)

New York Mets 4 (9-9) - Atlanta Braves 3 (12-6) 14 Innings

Milwaukee Brewers 4 (14-5) - Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (8-11) 14 Innings

New York Yankees 5 (11-8) - Tampa Bay Rays 1 (9-10) 12 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 8 (8-10) - Chicago Cubs 2 (5-12)

Chicago White Sox 16 (9-10) - Texas Rangers 2 (11-8)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (12-7) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (5-16)

Oakland Athletics 4 (13-5) - Houston Astros 1 (5-14)

San Francisco Giants 4 (11-8) - San Diego Padres 3 (9-10)

Philadelphia Phillies 10 (8-10) - Colorado Rockies 9 (10-10)

Boston Red Sox 6 (9-10) - Baltimore Orioles 5 (8-9)

Golf:  Matt Kuchar wins the 2014 RBC Heritage.

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Boston Expands Security Efforts for Monday's Marathon


Andrew Burton/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Police are ramping up security for Monday's Boston Marathon in the wake of last year's bombings.

Four-thousand police officers and 500 undercover plain-clothes detectives will be staged from the start line to the finish line.

Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts' Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, said every section of the 26.2 mile race will be watched by cameras, which will be monitored in an underground, high-tech command center.

"A lot of eyes," Schwartz told ABC News. "They're all watching the public, watching the crowds, trying to detect suspicious behavior, trying to manage areas that just get too crowded… We have expanded across the board."

The command center will also be communicating in real-time with other offices across eight nearby cities and towns along the marathon path.

"We'll be looking for somebody who just doesn't feel right," Boston's new police commissioner Bill Evans said. "The characteristics – a lot of our officers, during their training, [are] looking at the characteristics of someone who might be carrying explosives."

Beyond just watching, Schwartz said security officials will be tailoring their tactical security on the ground throughout the day of the marathon based on what the surveillance cameras and officers on the scene are seeing.

Evans told ABC News that though security will be tight, it won't be overwhelming for runners or attendees.

"I don't want it to be an armed camp where people are going to be intimidated by the police presence," he said.

Evans' men got a trial run last week when an alleged hoaxer dropped two bags near the finish line of the marathon, in a similar manner to how the real explosives were planted last year. Authorities reacted quickly and destroyed the ultimately harmless objects.

"It was a nice drill," Evans said. "It just got us on our toes a little earlier… But I think we did a super job. We did what we were trained to do."

Authorities suspect last year's bombing was carried out by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two brothers from Dagestan who lived in the U.S. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police days after the explosions. Dzhokhar was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts related to the bombing. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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John Paul Stevens: Okay to Consider Politics in Retirement Decision


Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens revealed that he believes it is appropriate for justices to take "politics" into account in deciding when to retire.

"I think so… It's an appropriate thing to think about your successor, not only in this job," Stevens said on whether to take into account which president will choose a successor. "I'm just finishing the book by former Secretary [of Defense Robert] Gates. He thought a lot about his successor, too. If you're interested in the job and in the kind of work that's done, you have to have an interest in who's going to fill your shoes."

Asked by Stephanopoulos how he would respond if Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, currently the oldest member of the Court, approached him for advice on when to retire, Stevens said, "I'd say she doesn't need my advice."

"She did ask my advice when she became the senior associate justice," Stevens added. "And basically, I gave her that same answer. 'Ruth, you're fully capable of handling everything that comes along.'" (the senior associate justice post is technically held by Justice Antonin Scalia, in order of year of appointment, though Justice Ginsburg is three years older than her conservative colleague).

In a portion of the interview not aired, Stevens also revealed that regarding aging and the stamina and intellectual ability to do one's job on the Court, he had an arrangement with retired Justice David Souter that Souter would tell Stevens when it was time to go. (In the end, Souter retired first.)

In the wide-ranging interview, Stevens also discussed gun control and political redistricting in the context of his new book, Six Amendments. The book, which has come under attack by conservative legal thinkers, proposes six changes that Stevens believes would bring the Constitution more in line both with the founders' intentions, and with the exigencies of modern governance.

The most controversial of his proposals has proved to be the amendment that would add five words to the Second Amendment, qualifying the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment now reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Justice Stevens would have it read, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed."

The last state militia was disbanded in 1866, so no one would be covered by Stevens' new amendment. In other words, the government would face no restrictions in its ability to ban or regulate the ownership or use of guns.

Stevens, however, does not believe that that would lead legislatures to ban guns, because there is a strong political constituency for gun ownership in the U.S.

"The likelihood of [widespread outlawing of firearms] is quite remote," he says, because the gun lobby "is able to take care of itself in the democratic debates which would continue with my amendment." His new language "would merely prevent arguments being made that Congress doesn't have the power to do what they think is in the best public interest," Stevens added.

The justice also argued that the framers of the Constitution had no intention of providing for an individual right to bear arms in the Second Amendment in the first place, despite the conclusion to the contrary of a majority of the Supreme Court in 2008's District of Columbia v. Heller.

"There was a fear among the original framers that the federal government would be so strong that they might destroy the state militias," according to Stevens, and combating that prospect, he argues, was the framers' sole purpose in drafting this much-debated amendment. The new language, in his view, would simply return the law to what the founders intended.

The retired justice, on the federal bench for 40 years and widely seen as one of the intellectual leaders of the American judiciary, displayed some of his characteristic Midwestern modesty when asked by Stephanopoulos about his legacy. It was a "really awfully hard" question, judged the justice.

"Because it's a series of individual important events," he explained. "And some are terribly disappointing. And some are terribly gratifying. And you mix them all together. It's really hard to pass judgment on the entirety. All I can say is I did the best I could, and I didn't do well enough on many occasions."

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Pope Francis Prays for Peace on Easter Sunday


Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- Thousands packed St. Peter's Square Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Sunday with Pope Francis.

Wishing onlookers Happy Easter from his balcony, the pope presided over Holy Mass and gave his "urbi et orbi" message and blessing, calling for an end to violent conflicts around the world.

The pope focused the theme of his Easter Sunday message on the crises in Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela, and Nigeria, praying for peace in those countries that have been wracked with political tension, violence, and bloodshed.

Pope Francis urged humanity to overcome the scourge of hunger, made worse, he said, by conflict and wastefulness.

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"Captain America" Holds Top Box Office Spot for Third Weekend


Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier has kept its winning streak.

The action film remained the top-grossing movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row.

The sequel to 2011's The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, and Anthony Mackie.

Rio 2 came in second this weekend with $22.5 million. The animated movie features the voice of Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Religious film Heaven Is For Real debuted in third place, while another new movie, Johnny Depp's science-fiction thriller Transcendence, opened in fourth.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: $26.6 million
2. Rio 2: $22.5 million
3. Heaven is for Real: $21.5 million
4. Transcendence: $11.2 million
5. A Haunted House 2: $9.1 million
6. Draft Day: $5.9 million
7. Divergent: $5.8 million
8. Oculus: $5.2 million
9. Noah: $5.0 million
10. God's Not Dead: $4.8 million

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Del Taco Customer Mistakenly Charged Thousands for Fast Food


iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) -- Some fast food customers in Santa Paula, California have been mistakenly overcharged for burritos and tacos.

About 150 people who used credit and debit cards at Del Taco-- a fast food Mexican restaurant found mainly in the West and Midwest-- faced overcharges. One customer reportedly spent $5.48 but was charged $5,480.

Del Taco says this was a technical glitch by a third party card processor and refunds are being issued to affected customers.

The Santa Paula store is the only reported Del Taco affected.

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Woman Reportedly Finds Bird Leg in Bagged Spinach


iStock/Thinkstock(AKRON, Ohio) -- An Ohio woman is unhappy with the food giant Dole after reportedly finding a bird leg in her bagged spinach.

Rose Carducci said, after she opened the bag, "As I started looking some more I saw what looked like nails, like talons, and realized, 'Oh my gosh, this is part of a bird.'"

Carducci says Dole offered to send vouchers for spinach and salad, but she turned it down.

"Birds carry diseases... it's in my salad... I mean could other bags be contaminated?" Carducci said.

Dole released a statement saying the company is investigating.

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