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BOSTON (AP) — Is a man charged with plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller a dangerous Islamic State group supporter who sought to wage war on the U.S.? Or is he a lost young man who never meant any harm? That’s what a panel of 12 jurors in Boston’s federal courthouse has been...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that “I fight back” after McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp and is battling brain cancer,...
BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston are investigating a fatal early morning shooting at a city hotel. Commissioner William Evans says officers responded to the Holiday Inn Express in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood at about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. Someone had pulled a fire alarm leading to what he...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Two bear cubs that escaped from a South Dakota wildlife park didn’t get far, due in part to their curiosity. The Rapid City Journal reports that a man spotted the cubs lollygagging in his neighbor’s yard about a block away from the Bear Country USA park on Sunday evening...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Lawrence Knox swore he was indigent during an Oct. 5...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have rounded up an unusual suspect — a young bull on a soccer field. Police say the Brooklyn bovine was spotted at Prospect Park late Tuesday morning. The bull was herded into a police horse trailer about two hours later and headed toward rescuers on Long...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn’t have an average man’s life expectancy because he’s 5-...
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a sexual assault has been reported at a Massachusetts high school and an investigation is underway. Weymouth Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple and Weymouth High School principal Alan Strauss said Tuesday the assault that allegedly took...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal ocean managers say a popular species of New England food fish is overfished, and conservation measures are needed to rebuild its population. The National Marine Fisheries Service says the Northwestern Atlantic witch flounder stock is overfished, and the status of...

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