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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some entrepreneurs hoping to provide renewable energy to Massachusetts electricity customers are touting their projects in the run-up to the decision, expected in late January, about which company could be chosen to help provide clean power to the Bay State. The stakes are...
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2018. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1893, the U.S. Postal Service issued its first-ever set of commemorative stamps to honor the upcoming World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago as well as the...
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world. Amazon has been a consistent recipient of Trump’s ire. He has accused the company of failing to pay “...
In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, photo, Charles Swift, managing director and curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Md., looks up from a British flag of the HMS Landrail, which was captured in 1814 by American privateers sailing in the English Channel. It is one of 61 flags recently removed from glass cases at the U.S. Naval Academy for preservation. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath. But not until all 61 banners were...
NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say two men wielding guns and wearing ski masks broke into a home and tied up the occupants before stealing five guns and cash. North Brookfield police say the home invasion occurred at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police say three people were tied...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced “a disaster” exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare....
NEW DELHI (AP) — Flames shot into the nighttime sky early Friday as a fire engulfed an upscale rooftop restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, killing 15 people and sending others fleeing for their lives, fire officials said. The 1 a.m. fire spread quickly from the restaurant through the four-...
BANGKOK (AP) — Two journalists and their two local staff were released from a Myanmar prison Friday, two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament. Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok Choy Lin were working for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT when they...
MOSCOW (AP) — The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terror attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that he has ordered security agencies to kill terror suspects on the spot if they resist arrest. Officials said 13 people were injured Wednesday when...
U.S. stock indexes wrung out a modest gain during another quiet session on Wall Street Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high ahead of the final trading day of 2017. Financial stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. The sector benefited from rising bond yields...

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