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BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago. BU Provost Jean Morrison said in a letter sent Friday to faculty in the school’s Earth & Environment department...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report...
BOSTON (AP) — A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer’s event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters. The “Rally for the Republic” event was held by conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston Free Speech despite being...
BOSTON (AP) — The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families. The Arredondo Family Foundation is handing out 100 turkeys at five...
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer says he doesn’t feel like he’s replacing Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” because he was up for the part when the movie was being cast. Plummer spoke briefly about the film at a Charles Dickens exhibit at the Pierpont...
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo is holding a farewell party for a beloved gorilla that’s heading to another zoo in New Orleans to start his own family. Officials at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday will be celebrating Okpara, a 24-year-old male Western lowland gorilla affectionately called “Okie.”...
BOSTON (AP) — The top Republican in the Massachusetts Senate is proposing further protections for pets and tougher penalties for animal cruelty. Sen. Bruce Tarr says the bill is a follow-up to the Protecting Animals Welfare and Safety Act — or PAWS for short. That 2014 law followed the case of “...
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say an all-terrain vehicle crash has left a 15-year-old rider dead. The Middlesex district attorney’s office says Tewksbury police responded to a report of a crash around 11 a.m. Sunday. They found the Wilmington teen on the ground next to the...
BOSTON (AP) — The state’s retail stores are optimistic about the holiday shopping season that shifts into full gear later this week. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts notes that consumer confidence remains high and this year’s calendar offers five full weekends between Thanksgiving and...

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