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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. One of many bee types that have suffered...
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys accused of shooting a girl in the head in small-town Utah concocted the plan while playing video games and discussing their desire to “get rid” of the girl who was texting one of them, authorities testified Tuesday. Cache County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Groves...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine. Its new feature, called “shortcuts,” will appear as a row of icons below the Google search box. Where now you’d have to...
In this Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Citizens Energy Corporation chairman and president, speaks during a news conference in Boston where he announced that Citgo ended the suspension of its free heating oil program for the poor, crediting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his intervention to help keep the program going. Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to the Massachusetts-based nonprofit program during the winter of 2016-2017. AP Photo/Bizuay
Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput. The decision by Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. to...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Some juvenile offenders in Massachusetts are offered a choice straight out of “Hamlet:” to act or not to act. Shakespeare & Company, a theater company in Lenox, works with the courts to get youngsters who run afoul of the law sentenced to perform works of Shakespeare...
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday. The video marks the second time in recent months that the...
BOSTON (AP) — The remains of an Army medic from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War in 1950 are returning home for burial, military officials said Tuesday. Cpl. Jules Hauterman Jr. is scheduled to be buried in Holyoke on March 31 with full military honors,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia could test if detente proves anything more than talk...
CHICAGO (AP) — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose, but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier The research is based on patients’ reports a few years after treatment. The results bolster evidence that sexual...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. “The pilot came, and said, ‘Guys, we have...

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