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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are moving to ban most fishing in proposed deep sea coral protection zones off of New England. The New England Fishery Management Council cast a vote in favor of protections on Wednesday. The council also voted to allow some lobster fishing in the coral...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include a call for “dialogue” with Pyongyang. The council said North Korea’s illegal...
HULL, Mass. (AP) — An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn’t realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device. WFXT-TV reports (http://fox25.com/2oXCqbh ) that Bruce Wescott, of Hull, took the cannonball to a gun store...
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals. In the first three months of the year, Verizon lost 307,000 wireless subscribers who are billed each...
WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. They argued that blocking free trade would hobble economic growth instead of saving jobs from foreign competition. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...
SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday while responding to a downtown robbery, authorities said. The location of the gunman was unclear. Chief Kathleen O’Toole told reporters the injuries to the officers were believed to be minor. Police cruisers flooded the area,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. Brown supported Trump during the presidential campaign and had been considered for other administration jobs, including secretary of Veterans...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran is failing to fulfill the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement. As he often had during the president...
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they’ve been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a “life-changing” amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner...
PARIS (AP) — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the...

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