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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas doctor believes a modeling system that’s successfully identified neighborhoods, streets and even specific businesses where shootings and other crimes are likely to occur can help stop child abuse and neglect before it happens. Dyann Daley started a nonprofit this...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — America’s largest sheriff’s department still lacks a policy for body cameras after years of studying the issue, so hundreds — perhaps thousands — of its deputies have taken matters into their own hands and bought the cameras themselves. It’s reassuring for those Los Angeles...
BOSTON (AP) — The industry that makes medical devices from artificial hips to miniature pumps for IV drips is looking for a fallback plan to repeal a widely reviled sales tax that almost met its end in GOP health care legislation. The 2.3 percent excise, one of several taxes and fees in the...
BOSTON (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for strangling a woman to death with a tree branch in 1972 has been granted parole. The Massachusetts Parole Board agreed to release 62-year-old Ralph Geary in an Aug. 3 decision that cited his young age at the time of the crime and the treatment he...
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has quietly removed the rule. The handbook for 2017-2018 at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School no longer bans hair extensions...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say they have recovered a handgun that was reported stolen more than 35 years ago. Police say they found the long-barreled pistol early Friday morning in a backpack that was dropped by a man being chased by police in the Mattapan neighborhood. Officers had been...
SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York to...
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Massachusetts couple tried to defraud the government out of more than $50 million in clean energy grants. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Christopher Condron and Jessica Metivier were arrested Thursday on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against...
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts business that calls itself one of America’s oldest barbershop is marking a major milestone. George’s Barber Shop in Saugus is celebrating the first major renovation and expansion in its 115-year history with a grand reopening Monday. The business was...

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