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In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo, Afghan security forces patrol in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan. Conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, 15 years into a war that few Americans talk about any more. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim. AP Photos/Abdul Khaliq, File 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former dance instructor who served prison time for child rape in Massachusetts has been sentenced to prison for a related federal charge in Rhode Island. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Providence says 37-year-old Keith Sampson, of South Easton, Massachusetts, was...
ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say they clocked a Massachusetts man driving at 116 mph on Interstate 93 northbound in Ashland Sunday morning. Authorities say 19-year-old Andrew Tham of Middleton, Massachusetts, was charged with reckless operation after the 7 a.m. stop. Police...
BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is expected to plead guilty to a federal contempt charge this week. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday for Catherine Greig (grehg). Her lawyer told a judge in January that she intends to plead guilty. Greig is...
BOSTON (AP) — State police say two pedestrians have been struck by a vehicle in Boston, including a woman who was apparently dragged nearly three miles and is near death. A 56-year-old man and the 48-year-old woman were struck at about 2:15 a.m. Monday in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. The...
BOSTON (AP) — Officials are investigating after a train on the D Branch of the Green Line derailed near the Reservoir station. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say seven people were riding the train when it derailed around 7:30 Saturday morning. No injuries were...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Students at a Worcester charter school are going straight to the White House in an effort to change what they feel is a stigmatizing label given to students learning English. The Telegram & Gazette reports that students at Seven Hills Charter Public School filed a...
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts will visit Boston this week to speak at New England Law. The visit is part of the school’s annual Law Day celebration on Wednesday. Roberts will meet with law students during classes and participate in a 30-minute question-and-answer...
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Five employees have been arrested in connection with an investigation into the alleged physical and emotional abuse of students at a Massachusetts residential school that treats boys and young men with behavioral problems. Dozens of local, state and federal...
BOSTON (AP) — Some retailers are saying they’re unhappy with Gov. Charlie Baker for not seeking to end the state’s requirement that stores pay workers time-and-a-half on Sundays. Baker has filed an economic development bill that includes a provision that online retailers such as Amazon do not...

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