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WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn’t rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests. But that perceived benefit of...
BOSTON (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are planning to hold a forum on ways the United States and Canada can toughen their online defenses. The discussion will focus on the growing number of lone wolf and foreign government-sponsored cyber-attacks that harm national security and commerce in both...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Some neighborly hospitality has earned one of Mark Wahlberg’s biggest fans a chance to meet the actor and an invite to the premiere of his new movie. WFXT-TV (http://fox25.com/1Nmi2bw ) reports that when Jackie Becker and her mother, Jean, found out Wahlberg was shooting...
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago. Some states have made the drug legal for medical purposes; others have removed jail sentences for carrying small amounts; and some let...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts girl who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to put a woman on U.S. paper currency has gotten her wish. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday that African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be featured on the front of the...
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, accompanied by committee chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks about energy policy modernization during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia.  AP Photo/Manue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. The bill also would speed federal approval...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely discredited. Lawyers call the government’s...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The messy fight for the Republican presidential nomination is shifting to a luxury seaside resort in south Florida as Donald Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz quietly court party leaders ahead of another set of high-stakes delegate contests. Cruz conceded publicly for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones. The bill, passed on a vote of 95-3, would also extend the Federal Aviation...
BOSTON (AP) — The twin of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend has asked a judge for leniency when he sentences her sister on a criminal contempt charge next week. Catherine Greig is already serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger avoid capture during his 16 years as a...

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