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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are considering changing the way they manage one of the largest fisheries on the East Coast to better account for its impact on the environment and other industries. The regulatory New England Fishery Management Council has released a group of...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds of advanced warplanes. In comments attributed to an...
ORAEFI, Iceland (AP) — At the summit of one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot (22-meter) depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development. The Oraefajokull volcano, dormant since its last eruption in 1727-1728, has seen a recent increase in seismic...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared his intention Wednesday to seek re-election next year, a vote he appears certain to win and that would set him up to become the nation’s longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Putin chose to make the long-expected...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has vaccinated more than 5,000 students during a mass meningitis vaccination program at its Amherst campus. A UMass spokesman tells The Republican the number of people vaccinated during the four-day clinic that ended Tuesday brings the total...
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts businessman has pleaded guilty to taking out nearly $70,000 in loans then using a forged police report to claim that he had been the victim of identity theft. Forty-nine-year-old Scott Frasca was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days of house arrest and five years’...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 57-year-old man has been charged with raping two residents at a Massachusetts nursing home. Court records show Jacob King, of Fall River, was charged with three counts of rape related to offenses that occurred in September and November. Police say the rapes happened...
BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 1,065-foot (324-meter) container ship broke from its mooring in Boston and damaged another pier. Ten workers were onboard the ship, called the Helsinki Bridge, when it got away from the Paul J. Conley Container Terminal in South Boston early Wednesday morning...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A great white shark detected in waters off Maine could be a sign that the big fish will become a more common sight in the years to come, say scientists who study sharks in New England. White sharks are near the northern edge of their range along the Maine coast, though...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An art teacher at a Florida college is putting his homemade, airbrushed anti-Donald Trump T-shirts on display in advance of the president’s upcoming rally. The Pensacola News Journal reports Douglas Reiser has worn the handcrafted shirts as a peaceful protest against Trump...

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