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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears escalated Monday that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year — a prospect that contributed to a plunge in financial markets. The anxiety was heightened by reports that manufacturers extended their slumps last month in the United States and China,...
NEW YORK (AP) — A home health aide to 98-year-old renowned architect I.M. Pei has been charged with assaulting him inside his New York City home. Pei told police that 28-year-old Eter Nikolaishvili grabbed his right forearm and forcefully twisted it Dec. 13. Authorities say Pei’s arm was bruised...
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is celebrating the centennial of its Lab of Ornithology with a giant mural featuring 270 species from the 243 modern bird families. The 70-foot by 40-foot mural was done by scientific illustrator Jane Kim. She devoted more than two years to create “From So...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman convicted of negligent homicide after a boat crash that killed her best friend in 2008 is back in court — this time charged with texting while driving. Judicial officials confirm that 42-year-old Erica Blizzard of Laconia is scheduled for trial Jan. 25...
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that killed four people at a multifamily home in a Boston suburb in December have ended the investigation without determining what caused the blaze. Fire officials said Monday they couldn’t rule out arson, smoking or electrical failure as...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents are still getting hit by last year’s brutal winter. The Boston Globe reports that more homeowners are getting stuck with higher insurance bills following last year’s record-setting snowfall. Filings from the state Division of Insurance indicate that about a...
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger says his client plans to plead guilty to a federal contempt charge. Catherine Greig is already serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger avoid capture during his 16 years on the run. Defense...
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A teen found suffering from gunshot wounds along a bike path in Everett last weekend has died. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office confirmed Monday that 19-year-old Omar Wilfredo Reyes succumbed to injuries sustained in Sunday’s shooting. Reyes was found on...
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A court psychologist says a baby sitter charged with kidnapping a toddler she once cared for is still not competent to understand court proceedings. A judge sent 21-year-old Abigail Hanna, of Topsfield, back to a mental health facility for an additional 20-day...
BOSTON (AP) — Average fares paid by riders on the area’s cash-strapped transit system could increase by nearly 10 percent in July under one of two proposals outlined by officials on Monday. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is projecting a $242 million operating deficit in the next...

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