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HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Police say an armed man who barricaded himself into a Holyoke apartment has been taken into custody. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested early Wednesday after a standoff with police that lasted several hours. No injuries were reported. Police Lt....
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would have let communists legally work in California government was withdrawn Wednesday after the sponsor said he learned it caused veterans and Vietnamese-Americans “distress and hurt.” Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay Area,...
HONG KONG (AP) — Death is inevitable but it doesn’t have to be bad for the environment. Caskets made of paper and wicker coffins on display at a recent Hong Kong funeral industry trade highlighted a trend toward “green burials” in an industry booming as Asia’s population rapidly ages. Chinese...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An unarmed man’s death after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold has put a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people back in the spotlight. Las Vegas police train to use a version of a chokehold designed to avoid restricting the airway while cutting the...
President Donald Trump, and FBI Director James Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau’s investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. The White House issued a furious denial after the notes were disclosed...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as “wholly appropriate,” as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A high school worker filed a federal complaint Tuesday against her school district, saying officials were being discriminatory when they reprimanded her for telling a co-worker that she’d pray for him. Toni Richardson, a special education technician, contends she was “...
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana — talking about it, not indulging in it. “I heard Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ and I thought, ‘That’s a brilliant idea,’ and I just sort of saw it right away and...
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A plane that crashed near a small airport outside New York City, killing two crew members, didn’t report any problems to air traffic controllers a minute before it nosedived, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The Learjet crash Monday afternoon in an industrial area near...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday. More than a factoid, it shows the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The report from the Centers...

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