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NEW YORK (AP) — As the Eagles co-founder, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey mastered the mix of rock ‘n’ roll and country music, and the band’s hits — including “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy,” both co-written by Frey — helped define the 1970s. Frey died Monday of complications from...
Comedian Bill Cosby stumbles as he arrives for a court appearance in Elkins Park, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004.  AP Photo/Matt Rourke
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. The attorneys hired to defend Cosby in the sex-assault case are a...
In a Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 photo provided by the Hekmati family, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, Mich., meets with former Iran prisoner Amir Hekmati at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. Kildee told reporters that he's been working to free Hekmati and couldn't wait to meet him in person.  Courtesy of the Hekmati Family via AP
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) — Three U.S. congressmen traveled Monday to the medical center in Germany where three Americans, released by Iran as part of a prisoner swap, are being treated. Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and pastor Saeed Abedini arrived late...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz huddled with a borrowed shotgun in a Louisiana duck blind last week, his face smeared with black greasepaint. He was there to shoot a campaign video with Phil Robertson, the gray-bearded patriarch of reality TV’s “Duck Dynasty” clan....
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a man wanted for the death of a police officer in the Dominican Republic has been arrested. Fifty-nine-year-old Ramon Aguasviva-Mejia, of Lawrence, was being held overnight at the Lowell police station Sunday on detainers from Interpol and U.S....
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing vandalism charges after he allegedly punched a glass door at a Cranston pizzeria. The owner of Boulevard Pizza on Narragansett Boulevard told WPRI-TV that two men entered the restaurant late Saturday evening. One of the men took off his shirt...
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 were wounded in Iraq between the start of 2014 and Oct. 31 of last year as Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday. The report documented a wide range of human rights abuses...
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A veteran conservationist is taking over as the chief of Maine Audubon. The new executive director of the organization is Ole Amundsen, who has spent 25 years working in conservation, environmental education and finance. He was most recently the program manager for The...
BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is poised to kick off her quest to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Becca Pizzi, of Belmont, is heading to Antarctica this week. On Saturday, she’ll take on the first of her back-to-back 26.2-mile races. Then, on each of the...

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