Top Stories: Boston Bombings; Midwest Floods; Texas Explosion
Our early headlines:
-- Boston Bombings: Monday's Developments; (our running coverage).
Other stories making headlines:
-- "Plant Explosion Unites Small Texas Community." (Morning Edition)
-- "5 Dead In Shooting South Of Seattle." (The Associated Press)
-- Taliban Takes Hostages After Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing. (CNN.com)
Related details from NPR's Sean Carberry in Kabul: "The Turkish government says there were eight Turks, an Afghan interpreter, and two pilots on board the civilian charter flight."
-- In China, "Rescue Teams Blast Roads Amid Aftershocks" Following Weekend's Earthquake. (BBC News)
-- "Fliers On Watch For Delays From FAA Furloughs." (USA Today)
-- "Hearing To Continue Monday In Ricin Letters Case." (The Associated Press)