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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mohammed Aly does not see why he shouldn’t try to ease the lives of Orange County’s homeless. But the authorities — and many of his neighbors — disagree. Aly, a 28-year-old lawyer and activist, has been arrested three times as he campaigned on behalf of street people....
BOSTON (AP) — New England craved a little comic relief in 2017, and the mirth gods came through with all manner of welcome weirdness. A man dressed as — and named for — a clown ran for the Boston City Council. An alien-like object with stainless steel legs rose from the sea near Taylor Swift’s...
Today is Thursday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2017. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1917, the New York Evening Mail published “A Neglected Anniversary,” a facetious essay by H.L. Mencken supposedly recounting the history of bathtubs in America,...
A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut its targets for sales of its latest iPhone....
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials say a traffic back-up that stretched 15 miles on Interstate 90 has cleared up. A spokeswoman for the state’s transportation department said on Twitter that heavy traffic Tuesday afternoon was tying up I-90 westbound at an interchange with...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A woman charged with dragging a man to his death with her SUV early Christmas morning during a drug deal has been held on $35,000 bail. Susan Dixon pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday to charges including motor vehicle homicide in connection with the Monday...
BOSTON (AP) — The state’s commuter rail operator is defending its handling of an incident in which a car broke free from a moving train. The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that Keolis was criticized by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials for a lack of “critical information,”...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in what authorities are calling the execution of two men in Massachusetts in October has been held without bail. Carmelo Kercado Jr., of New Bedford, was held at his arraignment Tuesday after pleading not guilty to two counts of murder and other charges in...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is gearing up for the new year with another festive — if frigid — First Night celebration. Events begin just before midday on New Year’s Eve and run through midnight. Highlights include open-air concerts, puppet theater, a “people’s procession” through the city, ice skating...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is making another down payment on its effort to become a hub of futuristic fibers. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has announced a $3.9 million grant to support the second phase of research and development at the Defense Fabric Discovery Center. The research hub opened...

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