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The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete. Organizers have drastically tightened security for participants and bags have been banned at the start in Hopkinton, along the course and at the finish line. The Tsarnaev brothers, the presumed bombers, allegedly hid the explosive devices in backpacks. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick vowed the massive event, which coincides with the state's Patriots' Day, would be "very safe."
An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station Sunday blacked out much of the British outpost and halted international online betting operations with giants including William Hill and Ladbrokes. A power station generator exploded because of mechanical problems, said police and government officials on the Rock, a tiny British-held peninsula on the southern tip of Spain. No one was harmed, police and a spokesman for the Gibraltar government said. But the blaze interrupted Gibtelecom services, bringing down worldwide betting services such as Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfred.