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NEW YORK (AP) — When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from. They could have looked to the French Ministry of Culture, a cabinet-level institution committed to maintaining France’s cultural heritage. Or they could have copied...
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man’s eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher’s surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper. Grabher said Friday that he put his last name on the license plate decades ago as a...
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas. Spain’s civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real...
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a meeting to discuss several issues. The board meets Tuesday morning at its Malden headquarters. Among the items on the agenda to be discussed is the performance of the underperforming Lawrence public...
BOSTON (AP) — A conservation group that owns dozens of Massachusetts parks and beaches plans to create a new “jaw-dropping” park along Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe reports that the nonprofit Trustees of Reservations is considering five sites for a new park and plans to release design concepts...
STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been charged with drunken driving after police said he crashed into four utility poles in Stoneham and caused power outages. Authorities say Ryan Carney, of Woburn, crashed on William Street shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Emergency crews arriving at...
AVON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and five others were injured in a crash involving several vehicles in the town of Avon. The town’s police say four or five cars crashed around 10 a.m. Saturday on Harrison Boulevard between West Main and Pond streets. One person was...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using “cold, cynical and false denials” to torture his loved ones. The lawsuit by Robert...
DENVER (AP) — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline. The girls, whose ages were not specified, were not allowed onto the morning flight...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police are searching for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured. Authorities say a gunfight broke out inside the crowded Cameo club early Sunday after a dispute among several people escalated into a shootout that sent club...

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