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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol earlier this year will plead guilty to a felony in connection with the incident, his lawyer said Thursday. Attorney Mark Goldstone said in an email that his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a presidential prediction Thursday while talking about the budget. At a news conference, Pelosi defended the budget deal negotiated between the White House and Republican leaders when asked if Congress was just punting major fiscal issues...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 18-year-old California university freshman went on an elaborately planned rampage with a hunting knife because he was barred from a study group, authorities said. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said a two-page “manifesto” detailing Faisal Mohammad’s motive and plans to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of federal corn ethanol mandates are targeting Ohio in a national ad campaign. It’s part of the Smarter Fuel Future campaign joined by environmental and business groups and academics. The 30-second ad “Inconvenient Facts,” purchased by the American Council for...
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a woman died and another was seriously injured after they were struck by a sport utility vehicle in Boston. It happened at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city’s South End neighborhood. Police say the two were in a crosswalk at Tremont and West Brookline streets when...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to 47 charges in several different cases stemming from several car thefts and armed robberies. The Republican of Springfield reports a judge on Tuesday told Ricardo Morales that he’d never seen a greater number of offenses in a...
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod school superintendent has been placed on indefinite leave after allegedly barging into a student’s home uninvited to see if she actually lived there. The Cape Cod Times reports the Mashpee School Committee voted unanimously Thursday night to place Superintendent...
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts middle-high school was locked down for more than an hour after two girls misidentified a student holding a stapler as a gunman . The Telegram & Gazette reports the girls told a school resource officer at Southbridge Middle-High School they...
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing a bill she says will help senior citizens who rely on Social Security to make ends meet. Warren said her proposal would provide 70 million Americans who receive Social Security, certain veterans benefits, SSI, or equivalent state, federal,...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old high school student. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office says 18-year-old Patrick Cowart was arraigned Thursday and pleaded not guilty to one count of rape. He is being held on $50,...

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