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BEIJING (AP) — The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said. Quoting a morning briefing by the rescue command center...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blamed freak weather for the capsizing of a cruise ship that killed hundreds earlier this year, but also recommended that the captain be further investigated and representatives of the shipping company and local authorities be punished for management flaws, state...
BEIRUT (AP) — Social media site Facebook says a program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians has been shut down. In a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Facebook says it is “disappointed” by the shutdown and hopes to “resolve this...
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2015. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1940, California’s first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena, was officially opened. On this date: In 1853, the United States...
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A historic Massachusetts fishing city’s popular Christmas tree made of lobster traps has been vandalized. The Gloucester (GLAH’-stur) Daily Times reports vandals tore off a number of the tree’s decorative, hand-painted buoys and ripped off a portion of the lights over...
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man pulled an unloaded gun on a snow plow driver during a road rage incident as the first winter snows fell on Massachusetts. Police say Michael McCullom had been attempting turn onto North Main Street on Tuesday morning and nearly crashed into a snow plow...
MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — A public school district in Massachusetts is responding to the findings of a months-old federal civil rights inquiry. Melrose Superintendent Cyndy Taymore announced Tuesday she signed a resolution with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights earlier this...
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man hoping to make a few honest bucks during the region’s first snowstorm of the season instead found himself filing a police report. Richard Hughes, of Salisbury, says someone stole his 10-year-old snowplow right out of his yard on Monday. The 53-year-...
BOSTON (AP) — Congressman Joe Kennedy and his wife Lauren have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Eleanor. The Massachusetts Democrat made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. He said the couple is grateful for the love and support they’ve received. On Facebook, Kennedy...
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a shooting in Boston has left one teen dead and another wounded. Police say the two teens were shot in the Mattapan neighborhood before 9 a.m. Tuesday. One had non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover. The other died of his injuries. No arrests have...

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