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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The state parole board has denied release to a man who was convicted decades ago in the beating and strangulation death of a 79-year-old man. Jeffrey Roberio was 17 when he and another man broke into Lewis Jennings’ Middleboro mobile home in 1986. Authorities say he beat...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom. The measure was approved on Wednesday in a 4-1 vote on the five-justice panel, backing the argument that smoking marijuana is covered under the...
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Russia announced Friday it will suspend all flights to Egypt until security is improved at its airports, the first sign of wariness from Moscow after days of resisting British and American warnings that a bomb may have brought down a Russian plane in the Sinai...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Durango police are investigating an assault that involved a priest, a pope and a Good Samaritan. Sgt. Deck Shaline tells The Durango Herald (http://goo.gl/TmzyKa ) the suspect, who was dressed as a priest for Halloween, punched the victim and knocked him unconscious, then...
Today is Thursday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2015. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie. On this date: In 1605, the...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years. The La Crosse-based Franciscan Sisters of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors-in-training face long, stressful hours, sleepless nights and a high risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, but often are too stoic and time-starved to seek help. A study suggests online self-help behavior therapy could be a solution. Suicidal thoughts were much less...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday morning. The procedure went well and Noah was expected back on the show Thursday, the network said. A repeat episode was to be aired Wednesday. Noah took over as host of “The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh from “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has signed on with HBO in an exclusive four-year production pact. HBO said Tuesday the partnership will start with short-form digital content to be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms. His first project will entail timely...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Video played Tuesday at a police officer’s murder trial shows the 15-year veteran shocking a fleeing suspect with a stun gun, then shooting him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow and appeared to reach for something with his hands. Officer Lisa Mearkle was...

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