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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...
BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline is up slightly in Massachusetts, yet remains much lower than the national average. AAA Northeast says its latest pricing survey released Monday found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.16 per gallon, a penny more than last week....
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with setting five fires in a Massachusetts city has been sent to a psychiatric facility for a mental health evaluation. Mardell Davis was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in connection with the fires at apartments and homes in Springfield, all set...
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A man police say was drunk and speeding when he rear-ended a moving taxi on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts, killing the passenger, has pleaded not guilty. The Sun Chronicle reports that Michael Spinale was freed on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to charges...
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward Markey is trying to put a dollar amount on how much Massachusetts could lose if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget were to become law. The Democrat says one area where Massachusetts would lose is in Trump’s proposed 18 percent cut to the National Institutes of...
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a state worker discovered the body of a Salem man who was ejected from his vehicle after it crashed in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea. Police say 51-year-old Brian MacIntyre died Sunday after his pickup truck rolled over. A...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Investigators say they used DNA to identify a suspect in the strangulation of a Massachusetts teacher’s aide found dead in her apartment in February. Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Jose Melendez to murder and other charges in connection with the Feb. 5 death...
DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters were able to contain about half of a small but potentially dangerous wildfire just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado, that forced hundreds to flee and sent up thick plumes of black smoke. Boulder County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Wagner said the blaze may be human-...
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking Exxon Mobil to preserve all alias email accounts of company executives. Massachusetts and New York are investigating whether Exxon misled investors and the public about the risks climate change posed for the oil and...

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