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LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Five girls have been charged with intimidating a witness connected to a Massachusetts case in which two teenage girls are accused of placing an infant they were baby-sitting inside a refrigerator and closing the door. The Essex district attorney’s office says the five girls...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Monday that the city stands with Virginia and will not welcome what he described as “hate groups” who might be thinking of holding a rally in Boston. Walsh made his comments after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling thousands of chicken Caesar salad products sold at supermarkets throughout New England and New York state due to misbranding. The USDA recalled more than 1,700 pounds of chicken Caesar salad bowls made by the New Jersey-based...
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into two luxury vehicles at a Washington car dealership, causing more than $500,000 in damage. Police say officers responded to Bellevue Bentley on Sunday night and detained the Seattle man...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning — once one of nature’s biggest killers — is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we’ve learned to get out of the way. In the 1940s, when there were fewer people, lightning killed more than 300 people annually. So far this year, 13 people have...
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. On this date: In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest...
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — No, a live alligator was not lurking by the side of a Massachusetts highway this weekend: It was just a plastic toy. The Salem News reports that police in Danvers got their first report of an alligator along Route 128 at around 8:40 a.m. Sunday. One person walked into a...
CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have granted a woman’s request to have President Donald Trump’s mysterious tweeted typo, “covfefe,” on her license plate. Brittany Scott tells The Columbus Dispatch in May she saw a Twitter post by Trump that read: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to close a frustrating 2017 with the first overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Yet after seven months of work, Trump’s plan remains little more than a rough sketch. Despite the haziness of the blueprint, administration officials...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council — with the Merck withdrawal drawing a quick and angry Twitter outburst from President Donald...

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