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In this March 13 photo, a cell tower is seen through trees in North Andover, Mass. Insurance companies are using cellphone tower data to deny claims for stolen cars, burned homes and other mishaps, despite the information coming under question at criminal trials across the country. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn’t burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. She was camping with her husband and co-workers at least 17 miles...
In this March 13 photo, a cell tower is seen through trees in North Andover, Mass. Insurance companies are using cellphone tower data to deny claims for stolen cars, burned homes and other mishaps, despite the information coming under question at criminal trials across the country. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn’t burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. She was camping with her husband and co-workers at least 17 miles...
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers investigate a two-vehicle crash that left several storm chasers dead Tuesday, March 28, 2017, near Spur, Texas. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock.  Ellysa Gonzalez/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP
SPUR, Texas (AP) — Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. No damage was reported. The...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Pittsfield officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the police union account he was entrusted to manage. Jeffrey Coco was sentenced Monday to 20 months behind bars and three years of probation after pleading guilty to larceny and identity...
DETROIT (AP) — Water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, will be replaced under a landmark deal approved by a judge on Tuesday, marking a milestone in the effort to overcome the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination. Flint...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two advocates for dairy farm workers were released on bond Tuesday following their arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement about two weeks ago. Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are in the United States illegally, said they were still fighting for the release...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say. The council coordinates the efforts of 19 federal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official says Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had originally planned to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers scheduled for April 5-6 in Brussels. The...
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland (AP) — Northern cod are making a comeback off of Newfoundland and Labrador almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban devastated the Canadian province. A federal government report released Monday said cod stocks continue to rebound, but warned catches should...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man charged with killing his 5-month-old son has ended in a mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict. The Republican reports that a Hampden Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on Tuesday after jurors reported they were...

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