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WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man working on a home under construction in Waltham has died after a 20-foot fall from the scaffolding. The 54-year-old Boston man suffered head injuries when he fell on Thursday afternoon. He was unresponsive when first responders arrived and was treated at...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with fatally striking a 1-year-old girl with his vehicle as she was being pushed in a stroller across a New York City street. Police say the girl’s mother was pushing her across an intersection on 23rd Avenue in Queens around 9 p.m. Thursday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House...
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. human rights organization filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Massachusetts against the former mayor of a small town in Haiti on behalf of three Haitian citizens who allege he violently persecuted them. The former mayor, Jean Morose Viliena, now lives in Malden, just north...
BOSTON (AP) — A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler, the ambitions of the Soviet Union and the weakness of the United Nations is up for auction. The diary was written in 1945 when the 28-year-old Kennedy...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign. Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams appeared cool and calm as he entered his plea in a courtroom full...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase — and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it. To cut tax bills in the tens of millions of dollars, the specialists at Orlando’s famous...
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of killing a pregnant woman and her two children 30 years ago has lost his bid for a shorter sentence. Daniel LaPlante was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without parole in the 1987 deaths of 33-year-old Priscilla Gustafson, 7-year...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is weighing an alternative to a proposed health care assessment on certain employers. Business groups say the Republican governor has discussed with them the possibility of scrapping the controversial $2,000-per-worker fee on employers with more...
BOSTON (AP) — A former student and teacher at Boston Latin School has been named its new headmaster — the first person of color to lead the prominent high school. The selection of Rachel Skerritt was announced Thursday. Skerritt graduated from Boston Latin in 1995 and taught English there. She...

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