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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard Law School says it’s launching a new program to study Jewish and Israeli law. The school is establishing the program with a donation from Mitchell R. Julis, a Los Angeles investment executive and 1981 graduate of the law school. Harvard didn’t provide the amount...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is trying to expand opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, the disabled and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Baker on Tuesday announced changes to a state program to ensure that companies bidding on...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who police say tried to run down a police officer with his car in a Worcester parking lot has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. Police say an officer observed Connor Davis yelling at Burger King employees in the drive-thru and approached his vehicle...
HONG KONG (AP) — China led gains in global stocks Wednesday on hopes for a Hong Kong-Shenzhen stock trading link that would further open China’s financial markets while Japan was powered by a blockbuster share sale. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trade, France’s CAC 40 was up 1.1 percent to 4,989.64...
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A cargo plane that was reportedly overloaded crashed along the banks of the Nile River after taking off from the South Sudan’s capital, killing at least 25 people, witnesses and officials said. An Associated Press reporter at the scene of the crash saw the bodies,...
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — The owners of a pit bull who disappeared during flooding in Texas in May are puzzled as to how the animal ended up more than 2,000 miles away in northern California. Eddie Hurtado says Thor ran away after his family evacuated their San Marcos home that was overwhelmed by...
TORONTO (AP) — After waiting seven years for a decision, the company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas has asked the U.S. State Department to suspend its review of the project. The move comes as the Obama administration increasingly appears likely to reject the pipeline...
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2015. There are 58 days left in the year. This is Election Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America. On...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries. Some restaurants already post calorie counts. New York City was first in the country to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S....

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