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TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph...
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian...
XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — A newspaper reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz who was enrolled in a government protection program for journalists was killed Tuesday along with two other men, one of his editors and a journalist advocacy group said. Candido Rios Vazquez, a crime reporter...
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is defending his administration’s choice for a new general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Luis Manuel Ramirez, a business executive with experience in corporate turnarounds but none in transportation, is set to take over as...
BOSTON (AP) — A top Boston official has been accused of sexually harassing a woman who worked for him. The woman alleges in the complaint filed Thursday with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that Felix Arroyo, the chief of health and human services, made sexually inappropriate...
MILLBURY, Mass. (AP) — The fire chief in Millbury has been hospitalized after flames hit three homes and caused several propane tanks to explode. Chief Richard Hamilton was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester early Wednesday with heat exhaustion and dehydration. He is expected to recover...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A psychiatrist who testified on behalf of a teenager who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself via text message has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to stop blogging about details from the victim’s confidential medical records. The Boston Herald reports that Judge...
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts transit officer convicted of assaulting a woman has been sentenced to six months in jail. Former Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer Jennifer Garvey was convicted of assault and battery last month and sentenced Monday. Prosecutors say the 34-...
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a 40-year-old trooper died after suffering a medical emergency at his home. A department spokesman says Trooper Patrick E. Ahl, of Weymouth, died unexpectedly on Monday. His cause of death has not been released. Ahl was awarded a Medal of...
BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for homeless families are pushing legislation that would remove a requirement that they spend at least one night on the streets before being eligible for emergency shelter. MassLive.com reports the Joint Committee on Housing was scheduled to hold a hearing on the...

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