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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation’s boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. A House bill that would put the aviation industry in charge...
BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda because he was overweight, lonely and desperate for an escape from his bleak life, his defense attorney said Wednesday. Federal authorities say...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday. A Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence the New York Democrat on Monday for transferring...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its...
BOSTON (AP) — New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day — a loss that comes at a time when public funding for preservation of open land, both state and federal, has also been on the decline in all six states. That’s the conclusion of a report released...
BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned the first-degree murder convictions of a man who provided the gun used in a double homicide but who was not present when the victims were shot. The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling Wednesday narrows the definition of the state’s...
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have located a kayak belonging to a Saugus man who went missing on a fishing trip, and a body believed to be him has been recovered. State police say the unoccupied kayak that belongs to 72-year-old Craig Dustin was found Wednesday on the beach at the Revere-...
BOSTON (AP) — Federal scientists have installed 17 storm-tide sensors along the coast of southern New England to measure the effects of Tropical Storm Jose. The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the sensors — seven in Connecticut, seven in Massachusetts and three in Rhode Island — were...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for sending and receiving child pornography online. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old James J. Smith, of Easthampton, was also sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to 10...

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