Boston Marathon Explosions Puts World’s Cities On Alert

Originally posted on CBS Sacramento:

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LONDON (AP) — With more than 30 marathons being held this weekend alone and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are boosting security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston’s race.

Britain was making last-minute efforts to tighten measures for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is to be attended by hundreds of diplomats and dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II.

Russian sports officials said Tuesday they will beef up security in preparation for the Winter Olympics and other events.

Police in some major U.S. cities were monitoring landmarks, government buildings, transit hubs and sporting events. Law enforcement agencies also urged the public via Twitter and Facebook to report suspicious activity to the police.

“No matter how many days, months or years pass without a major terrorist attack, it only takes…

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