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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker threw his support for the first time on Tuesday behind a proposal that would ban motorists in Massachusetts from holding their cellphones while they drive. Baker, a Republican, endorsed the Senate-passed bill while also urging drivers to use caution and avoid...
BOSTON (AP) — A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted after prosecutors say he encouraged members to kill rivals in the Boston area. The U.S. attorney’s office says 22-year-old Rafael Leoner-Aguirre was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states,...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings were set to begin...
BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that juveniles cannot be charged as adults for physically abusing animals because the legal term “bodily injury” only applies to people. The unanimous decision Monday was in the case of a 14-year-old boy the Supreme Judicial Court said “...
KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) — Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again. The boy had studied for a year at a nearby...
LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts turkey farm is rebounding a year after a devastating fire killed about 7,000 birds and despite the retirement of the family farm’s 90-year-old patriarch. Bob’s Turkey Farm in Lancaster met demand last Thanksgiving despite a summer fire that razed a barn...
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A teenager is facing an attempted murder charge and another man is recovering in the hospital after a stabbing involving employees at a Massachusetts restaurant. Peabody police responded to the Century House at about 1 p.m. Sunday for reports of a fight in the kitchen area...
BOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A 61-year-old Massachusetts woman has been charged with stabbing her adult son. The Lowell Sun reports that the 22-year-old son reported the attack that allegedly happened inside the Boxborough home they share shortly after midnight on Nov. 8. Boxborough police say 61-...

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