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BOSTON (AP) — After being deemed unsafe for worship by structural engineers and risk management analysts, a beloved Catholic church in south Boston has temporarily shut its doors. The Boston Globe reports the Rev. Steve Madden and the Rev. Gerald Souza made the decision to close Saint Vincent de...
OXFORD, Mass. (AP) — A horrific crash that killed a mother and her baby is spurring renewed efforts to make safer a dangerous stretch of Route 20 in Oxford and Charlton. Officials have proposed several short-term safety improvements and also say they’ll seek to speed up a renovation project....
MEDWAY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts community is mourning the death of a high school senior in a single car crash. Grief counselors were on hand Sunday at Medway High School and an evening vigil was planned to remember Madeline “Maddy” Lamson. The 17-year-old was killed late Friday after her...
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Gloucester say the heartbroken mother of a man who died of a heroin overdose is credited with helping police arrest two men who allegedly sold the drug to her son. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello said in a statement that the woman, who lives on the...
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after lackluster economic data from the U.S. and China. WALL STREET: Shares fell Friday but ended the month with their biggest monthly gain in four years. The S&P 500 lost 10.05 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,079.36, the Dow Jones...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Only an external impact could have caused a Russian plane to dive into the Egyptian desert, killing all 224 people on board, the airline said Monday, adding to a series of incomplete and confusing statements from investigators that left unclear why the plane broke up...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea expressed “grave concern” Monday over North Korea’s stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack. U.S....
SHANGHAI (AP) — A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar effort to create...
Miyah Williams, 3, wearing her prosthetic leg, rests in Washington, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at a meeting on the need for new pediatric medical devices hosted by Children's National Health System. Miyah struggled with a painful and hard-to-move socket attaching her prosthesis until last August, when she received a new softer and more flexible kind. Miyah's old prosthesis lays on the floor.  AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
WASHINGTON (AP) — Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults. Part of the problem is size. Doctors fixed Alice de Pooter’s...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, dentist is hoping to get ahead in the fight against post-Halloween cavities with cash. KRQE-TV reports that Byron Wall, of Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, said he is offering to buy candy back from trick-or-treaters on Sunday afternoon....

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