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This Jan. 25, 2017, file photo shows a truck driving near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico. AP Photo/Christian Torres, File
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It’s still not clear how...
Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1977, in aviation’s worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off in heavy fog, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on an airport runway...
Writer and director Paul Dalio, left, was the featured speaker at the fourth Mental Health Awareness Conference held by Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Leominster. Dalio talked about his experience managing bipolar disorder and how it influenced his film "Touched with Fire," which stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby. At right is Paul Richard, executive director of the SHINE Initiative, during a question-and-answer session. Submitted photo
LEOMINSTER — A packed room listened to stories of personal struggles and strength on Tuesday at the fourth Mental Health Awareness Conference held by Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. In a continued effort to raise awareness about...
Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2017. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 25, 1947, a coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 lives; 31 men survived. On this date: In 1306...
NEW YORK (AP) — If your web connection seems sluggish while you’re watching “Iron Fist,” don’t blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor isn’t the only failing of this latest offering from the Marvel factory, judging from critical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in...
NEW YORK (AP) — New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. “I discover brands through Instagram,” said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth Troy says she was the “queen...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up “for her leaving the planet” the day his sister and Reynolds’ daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67. His son, Adam Hashian, said Thursday a cause of death had not yet been determined. Hashian was listed as one of the featured performers on the Legends of...

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