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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school is mourning after one student died and two others were seriously injured in a car crash Tuesday. The crash took place shortly after a 19-year-old picked up two younger teenagers from a Brockton High School freshman baseball game. The Plymouth...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Care New England, one of the largest hospital chains in Rhode Island, is pushing to merge with Boston-based Partners HealthCare. If approved, the merger could have a big impact on Rhode Island’s medical sector. The merger comes after the nonprofit chain went through...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned for Thursday, prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to express frustration at legal delaying tactics....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who doggedly investigated Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election but declined to investigate President Donald Trump, abruptly announced Wednesday that he won’t run for re-election. Chaffetz, who has been rumored as a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado’s trachea was punctured...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems willing to make it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud. Most of the justices — including newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch — suggested during arguments Tuesday that such recoveries are...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The top attorneys from 16 states and the District of Columbia say President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban would hurt their higher education and medical institutions and have a chilling effect on tourism. The attorneys general urged the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is looking into complaints about brown spots that are appearing on cars, boats, air conditioning units and other objects in a couple of cities. Dozens of people complained to Springfield city officials in the last week...
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang was asked about the trademarks Wednesday, a day after The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House...

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