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WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only if...
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday underlined Germany’s rejection of a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. She also pointed to Germany’s history of decades of post-World War II military restraint. Trump tweeted...
BOSTON (AP) — Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are on the rise and technology is to blame. Industry experts tell The Boston Globe that drivers distracted by smartphones are crashing more often and those cars are now more expensive to repair because they’re loaded with on-board sensors and...
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sent to prison for four years following his conviction on sex crimes involving a child. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Steven Willard, of Montague, was also sentenced Monday in Franklin Superior Court to 10 years of probation and ordered to have...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is backing away from a proposal to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service. The Republican said Monday that his administration is no longer supporting the plan following a week of heavy criticism. “Our administration is exploring alternatives to last week’s...
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Westfield say a man riding a motorized scooter was seriously injured when he was hit by a car. Sgt. Michael Chechily says it happened around 6 p.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. State police were called to the scene to...
FRENCHBORO, Maine (AP) — Wardens in Maine say they’ve issued summonses to six men for killing 67 snowshoe hares over the limit. Snowshoe hares are rabbit-like animals that turn white over winter. Maine maintains a hunting season for them running fall to spring. Wardens say the men could...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn’t “white,” and she certainly isn’t “some other race.” If the government gives her the choice of checking a new “Middle East/North Africa” box on a census form, would she? Yes, she says, despite some reservations about what it would mean to stand out...
NEW YORK (AP) — LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A woman who escaped a carjacker by jumping from the trunk of her moving car says she used the light on her insulin pump to find the latch that allowed her to flee. Alabama nursing student Brittany Diggs told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that the man who abducted her...

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