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WASHINGTON (AP) — Drastic reductions to the U.S. foreign aid budget would be “a bad thing” because the relatively small amount of money is well-spent, former President Bill Clinton told a coalition of U.S. humanitarian and development groups on Tuesday. “It’s a bad thing if the government cuts...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, hovering south of Louisiana as it churned tides and spun bands of heavy, potentially flooding rain onto the central and eastern Gulf Coast. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator for the New England region has taken a job as a Brown University professor. The university said Tuesday that H. Curtis “Curt” Spalding has joined the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society. Spalding...
NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say four Massachusetts troopers fired their guns in a confrontation with a driver following a 40-mile, hour-long car chase that ended in New Hampshire. Autopsy results show that 40-year-old Michael Brown, of Presque Isle, Maine, died of a gunshot wound to the neck...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts car salesman has been charged with indecent assault and battery after police say he groped a woman during a test drive. The Berkshire Eagle reports Kaleb Lamos pleaded not guilty. Court documents show the 25-year-old was assigned to a woman shopping at...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The former owner of a Massachusetts massage parlor where workers performed sex acts on clients has been convicted of human trafficking and prostitution charges. Lori Ann Barron, of Salem, New Hampshire, was convicted Monday by a Massachusetts jury after four hours of...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a woman placed her newborn’s remains in a garbage bag that she and her boyfriend then hid behind his mother’s home. A Worcester judge on Tuesday ordered Edwin Santiago held on $50,000 bail. He set Jennifer Rheaume’s bail at $1,000. The...
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer that killed a motorcyclist. The Sentinel and Enterprise reports the crash happened around 12 a.m. Monday in Fitchburg. Authorities say a 34-year-old Fitchburg man was driving a motorcycle...
BOSTON (AP) — Police have located a $40,000 violin that had been accidentally left by its owner at a Boston train station. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say the violin was recovered Tuesday night. The 1855 George Gemunder instrument along with a $6,000 bow is expected to be...
BOSTON (AP) — The state, the city and private businesses have reached a deal to fund a downtown Boston park built after an elevated highway that cut through the city was torn down and replaced by a subterranean roadway. The state Transportation Department on Monday outlined a six-year plan to...

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