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HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks rocketed Monday, leading most Asian markets higher after dismal growth data raised hopes of extra stimulus for the world’s third-biggest economy, weakening the yen. Chinese shares dropped on their first day of trading after a weeklong holiday that coincided with a...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine’s Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul is joining other public schools in opting out of holiday celebrations as school officials strive to be more culturally sensitive...
Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2016. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. On this date: In 1542, the fifth wife of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing “smelly waste.” Apollo 11 astronauts left those scribbles inside the spacecraft that took them on their historic mission...
BOSTON (AP) — The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, now living in Boston, has dropped his fight against extradition and agreed to return to Ireland to face fraud charges. Irish investigators have accused David Drumm of conspiring to conceal massive losses from shareholders. He left...
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College has named Dr. Paula Johnson of Harvard Medical School as its next president. Johnson will also be Wellesley’s first black president. The women’s college of 2,400 students announced the decision on Thursday after an eight-month search to replace...
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 70-year-old man who was found slain in his Wareham home. The Plymouth district attorney’s office announced that 70-year-old John Witty, of Berkley, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a murder charge in connection...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is asking lawmakers to authorize $250 million for local transportation projects, including $50 million for upgrades on small bridges. The Republican governor on Friday also filed a separate $170 million spending bill that includes funds for...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a woman was killed when a manhole cover crashed through her vehicle’s windshield on a major Boston highway during the morning commute. The victim’s name was not immediately made public pending notification of family. State police spokesman David...
BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take Boston police long to track down three suspects in an armed convenience store robbery. Authorities say the men were all wearing court-ordered GPS devices for unrelated cases, which placed them inside the Dorchester store and allowed investigators to track them to an...

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