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WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $80 billion project designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable of...
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who lost a leg in a shark attack while surfing in Hawaii has returned to New England to continue his recovery. WJAR-TV reports that 25-year-old Colin Cook was met by family Wednesday when he landed at Logan International Airport in Boston. The Tiverton native...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts is shifting its casino-resort real estate into a new, separate company that will lease the properties back to MGM. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced early Thursday it would create a real estate investment trust called MGM Growth Properties LLC that would own...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to a ski hill inside a mall, the sunbaked deserts of the United Arab Emirates soon may be home to a snow park too. Officials with Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, scheduled to open in 2018, say they plan to build a 125,000-square-foot (11,600-square-...
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American educator and peace activist who worked for coexistence and who died this week from wounds sustained in a Palestinian attack is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing gruesome Palestinian pages that incite violence, his son said Thursday. The...
BOSTON (AP) — Color it a coincidence that workers found two tattered rags fastened to bizarre masks just days before Halloween during construction at a Boston subway station. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials say the workers discovered a pair of ghoulish garments while...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former worker who says he was fired from a Massachusetts Coca-Cola bottling plant because he is blind in one eye has been awarded more than $120,000 in a workplace discrimination case. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports the Massachusetts Commission Against...
Today is Friday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2015. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1965, the miniskirt had its “coming out,” of sorts. British model Jean Shrimpton scandalized onlookers by showing up for Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts middle school has been evacuated after dozens of students reported feeling ill and several were taken to the hospital. The students at Sullivan Middle School in Lowell were evacuated from the building to another nearby school at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A...

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