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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees. The retired neurosurgeon has been facing questions about his command of foreign policy. Carson planned to tour one of Jordan’s major refugee camps Friday and Saturday,...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch. On a video recorded by Kevorkian in 1993, Poenisch steadies Frederick’s Lou Gehrig’s disease-ravaged body...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. calls on a reporter during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, where he spoke about refugees, Syria, and immigration.  Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan with the GOP’s tea party wing and its anti-establishment presidential...
BALTIMORE (AP) — In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward. Gray, 25, suffered a mysterious injury in the back of a police transport van and died April 19, inspiring thousands to take to the streets to protest what they...
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea. The killing of Abu Khdeir, who was...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in a park. New Bedford and state police are treating the killing as a homicide. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says police received a 911 call regarding an unresponsive man in the area of the parking...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a fourth defendant charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room three years ago is scheduled to start. Caleb Womack’s trial is expected to begin Monday in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton. The 20-year-old...
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil will host Boston’s 74th annual official tree lighting on Boston Common to kick off the holiday season. The ceremony will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. Walsh will be joined on stage by McNeil, members of the Royal Canadian...
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A teen shoplifting suspect was rescued by a team of police, firefighters and emergency responders after she was injured while attempting to flee a western Massachusetts CVS. The Republican of Springfield reports the 13-year-old girl, who wasn’t identified, fell from an...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The state’s new Department of Fire Services Springfield campus is being dedicated. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is scheduled to preside over the ceremony on Tuesday morning. This $13.4 million project was built on the site of the former Springfield Fire Training Center...

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