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BOSTON (AP) — Boston College’s chancellor, the Rev. J. Donald Monan, who is credited with transforming the regional Roman Catholic school into a nationally-regarded university, died Saturday. He was 92. Monan died at Campion Renewal Center, a Jesuit community in Weston, after a brief illness,...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this week that her office would no longer seek capital punishment in a state that has one of the largest death rows. Aramis...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint residents could still be a few years away from drinking unfiltered tap water as the city makes incremental progress on an ambitious — if not overly optimistic — timeframe to replace old water service lines that leached lead into homes and businesses. Retired National...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Just because President Trump may weaken U.S. fuel economy requirements, don’t expect gas guzzlers like the giant 13 mpg Hummer H1 to make a comeback. Executives from automakers and suppliers gathered at a conference outside of Detroit Thursday said looser fuel economy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who’ve made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They’re hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It’s a gradual approach, with...
CHARLESTON, Maine (AP) — A man blamed for the deaths of six people in four states and serving a life prison sentence is trying to persuade Gov. Paul LePage to give him another chance. Richard Steeves, 75, told the Governor’s Board on Executive Clemency last month that he’s rehabilitated himself...
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty...
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Something more than air came slithering out of a car vent in Florida. Monica Dorsett says she “almost crashed her car” when a red rat snake crawled out the air conditioner vent as she drove down a highway in Venice. Dorsett tells Fox 13 she was in traffic on March 10 when...
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Police say a speeding driver has been charged with rear-ending a taxi in Massachusetts, killing a Rhode Island man inside the cab. Police say a car driven by 41-year-old Michael Spinale, of Boston, crashed into the back of the taxi early Saturday on Interstate 95 in...

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