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This undated file photo provided by RR Auction shows a portion of a diary written in 1945 by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II. Sarina Carlos/RR Auction via AP, File
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 and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday. Boston-based RR Auction said the diary sold for $718,750, far exceeding...
In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to sp
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing...
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say smoking is to blame for a March 17 house fire that killed a 65-year-old woman in Bourne. The state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that the fire started on a living room couch at the Alona Avenue home and was caused by smoking materials. A woman...
Masahiro Imamura is surrounded by journalists after submitting his resignation from his post, disaster reconstruction minister, to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s disaster reconstruction minister resigned over his remark that “it was good” that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accepted Masahiro Imamura’s resignation Wednesday. Imamura was replaced by...
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is now proudly displaying two Eastern hellbenders — also known as “devil dogs,” ‘‘snot otters” or “old lasagna sides.” Eastern hellbenders have flattened...
NEW YORK (AP) — A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago — and maybe they were Neanderthals. If true, the finding would far surpass the widely accepted date of about 15,000 years ago....
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is also vowing to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has recognized the National Teacher of the Year, and says nothing is more important than being a teacher. Sydney Chaffee, a humanities teacher at Codman Academy, a public charter school in Boston, holds the honor for 2017. Trump says it’s “really...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have “plenty of information” about the president’s financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax...
NEW YORK (AP) — Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration’s plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don’t expect to go on a hiring binge. Some owners and small business groups hoped the...

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