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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country. The announcement came after Kuwait, which is mediating the dispute, sent...
DETROIT (AP) — The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, a landlord and an insurance company spokesman said Thursday...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A deputy’s bullet that was fired at a charging pit bull apparently ricocheted off the ground and hit and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday. The dog, which belonged to the boy’s neighbor, had already bitten one of...
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to hitting a police officer with a car has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Sun Chronicle reports that Robert Camara was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to charges including assault and battery with dangerous weapon. Police say...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the state voter-approved recreational marijuana law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House, which just a day earlier backed a more far-reaching overhaul. The debate in the Senate over the reshaping...
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was found dead at a hotel in Braintree. The Norfolk district attorney’s office says the Braintree Police Department received a call shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday from the Hyatt Place hotel to report the woman was dead...
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have rescued a dog that was left in a 100-degree car. The Telegram and Gazette reports that Nancy Willard, of Spencer, left her dog unattended in the parking lot of an Auburn shopping center Wednesday afternoon. Police were alerted after someone...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay. Officials say the van got stuck between one of the opening spans and the fixed roadway on the Walnut Street Bridge early Thursday. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department...
In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt is shown after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man’s best friend’s perfect imperfections in California. Organizers say the pooches will face off in a red carpet walk and “Faux Paw Fashion Show” during Friday’s events in Petaluma. It’s intended to show that all dogs,...
In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo the peloton of the UCI Elite Men's Road World Championship passes by the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. AP Photo/Steve Helber
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia’s capital city shouldn’t be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond’s mayor said Thursday. “Whether we like it or not, they are part of our history of this city...

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