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TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have charged two Taunton men with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in the city five years ago. Jeremy Rhoden and Donnelle Bates were held without bail at their arraignments Tuesday after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from the July 2010 death...
BOSTON (AP) — A Burlington woman charged with killing a 6-month-old girl she was caring for has been granted bail after the state Medical Examiner’s Office reversed its finding that the child died after being violently shaken. Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Monday reached a deal to allow...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Reinforcements have been rushed to a besieged southern district threatened for days with takeover by Taliban fighters, Afghanistan’s acting defense minister said on Wednesday. Fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand was continuing as army and police arrived to help...
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey girl called 911 after she touched her Elf on the Shelf. Police say 7-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta of Old Bridge was worried because, according to the popular children’s book, the magic of Christmas goes away if the elf is touched. WNBC-TV reports the girl...
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2015. There are nine days left in the year. This is the first full day of winter. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 1965, “Doctor Zhivago,” David Lean’s epic film adaptation of the Boris Pasternak novel starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie...
SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely. It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Safety technology that can prevent crashes like a deadly passenger train derailment in May has been activated on Amtrak tracks between Philadelphia and New York. Officials say the technology called Positive Train Control, or PTC, was activated over the weekend, completing the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators rejected an offer from Staples to sell $1.25 billion in contracts, an attempt on the part of the office supply retailer to ease monopoly fears as it tries to acquire rival Office Depot. The Federal Trade Commission sought to block the deal earlier this month...
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A toothless, 41-year-old bear in the middle of a permit dispute between his owners and the state was euthanized after finishing a last meal that included a cream-filled doughnut. The black bear named Archie had been in failing health for months and wasn’t expected to live...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors is recalling roughly 25,000 Mirages with model years 2014 and 2015 on concerns that certain wires could corrode and cause issues to the vehicle’s air bag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that the vehicles affected were...

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