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Nurses at the Tufts Medical Center are shown picketing outside the hospital on Washington Street, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Boston.  AP Photo/Stephan Savoia
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston hospital where nurses and their supporters have been picketing while on strike says there were attacks on buses and replacement nurses early Sunday morning. Nurses at a hotel boarding buses en route to Tufts Medical Center were met by protesters in the lobby and outside in...
This undated photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Cosmo DiNardo, left, of Bensalem, Pa., an admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness who was charged Friday, July 14, 2017, with the killings of four Pennsylvania men who vanished a week ago. Sean Kratz of Philadelphia, right, was also charged Friday with 20 counts, including three counts of criminal homicide in the Friday, July 7, 2017, killings of three Pennsylvania men.  Bucks County District A
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two cousins charged in a gruesome crime spree that ended with police unearthing the bodies of four young men buried on a family farm started off committing small crimes. But authorities don’t know why the 20-year-old suspects escalated from offenses like break-ins and jewelry...
In this Wednesday June 7, 2017, photo, activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project," holds up a fish bowl filled with hypodermic needles, that were recovered during 2016, on the Merrimack River next to their facility in Methuen, Mass.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland,...
In this Wednesday June 7, 2017, photo, activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project," holds up a fish bowl filled with hypodermic needles, that were recovered during 2016, on the Merrimack River next to their facility in Methuen, Mass.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland,...
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Karin Konoval, left, and Amiah Miller in "War for the Planet of the Apes."  Twentieth Century Fox via AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Monkey business still pays. “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. Though some initially expected a closer race, “Spider-Man” dropped to second with $45.2...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An astronomy buff and her fiancé want to make sure nothing eclipses their Missouri wedding ceremony. Samantha Adams tells The Kansas City Star that her longtime fascination with the stars prompted her to schedule the ceremony for 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 — during an...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to...
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Five people have been rescued from a burning boat off the coast of Cape Cod. The United States Coast Guard tells New England Cable News a good Samaritan helped the people off the burning 32-foot (9.75-meter) vessel Sunday morning. The Coast Guard was able to bring the...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 130 young musicians from across the Northeast will study and perform at UMass Lowell this week. The 21st annual concert band camp provides students entering the first year of high school through the first year of college with an opportunity to be part of a weeklong...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Officials say both a Massachusetts police officer and female driver were hospitalized after their cars collided. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Sunday in a Chicopee intersection as the officer was responding to a medical call. Officer Michael Wilks says emergency crews...

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