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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island say an alleged gang member has been charged with participating in the shooting of a rival in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that Alexander “Bird” Dejesus, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby’s guilt or innocence and an equal number said they or someone close to them had been sexually...
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s brief visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial may prove to be the most explosive stop during a hypersensitive trip to Israel. While Trump touts his Jewish daughter and his strong support for Israel, he has suffered a series of missteps on Jewish issues...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man charged with fatally stabbing a woman in the city last weekend has been held without bail. Jose Gonzalez pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday. The victim, a 42-year-old woman, was first spotted by a pizza delivery driver lying in the street...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man has died after being hit in the head multiple times during a robbery in Worcester. Worcester police say 40-year-old Dai Ha was hit in the back of the head while he walked to his car on the night of May 15. Ha fell to the ground and was hit again, causing...
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a man who barricaded himself inside a house and exchanged fire with officers was found dead of a gunshot wound after the building went up in flames. Chelsea police Chief Brian Kyes said it’s not clear if the man shot himself or was hit by police....
BOSTON (AP) — A new report by the chief of the MBTA says the transit agency’s retirement fund will need $1 billion in additional taxpayer funding over the next 18 years if it is to pay retirees as promised and remain solvent. Brian Shortsleeve, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s...
BOSTON (AP) — Gas prices in Massachusetts have dropped by a penny. AAA Northeast said Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $2.28 per gallon. That price is eight cents lower than the national average, but three cents higher than the state price a year ago....
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Boston Celtics guard says a government witness at his trial for receiving guns stolen from a train didn’t tell the truth and he wants his guilty verdict tossed. A Monday filing by Nate Driggers’ attorneys came a month after jurors in Chicago federal court convicted the 43...
LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan...

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