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European Union officials are preparing to hold an emergency meeting Today, after hundreds of people are believed to have died in what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant disaster. They were traveling from North Africa to Europe. The Maltese Army said they were all adult men. The exact number of deaths in the shipwreck, which happened around midnight local time Saturday, is not known — But they believe the fishing vessel was carrying 500 to 700 people when it capsized.
Runners take off at 2015 Boston Marathon–Today is the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. It includes 26.2 miles, 34 elite athletes, 30,000 runners, 87 countries, 1 million spectators and $830,500 in prize money. (Oh, 992 portable toilets, 108,000 safety pins, 28,200 bananas, 33,984 fruit cups, 35,000 gallons of water and 1.4 million paper cups. Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 champion, hopes to defend his title. Good luck to all the runners in this year’s race.)
Tim Tebow to sign contract with Eagles— Tim Tebow is back in the NFL — at least for now. The former Heisman Trophy winner and journeyman quarterback is set to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on today.
Services were held yesterday for two youth pastors and their son. The family was killed in an accident below Highway 410. KOMO
The scenes have almost felt like they’re out of Hollywood imagination — brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington. Why so red? It’s a byproduct of the massive wildfires that recently burned a large area in Siberia. The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest.
Dying for me is the most He could do; Living for Him is the least I can do.