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71-year-old man dies after police use stun gun to immobilize him

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A 71-year-old man has died after Maine police used a stun gun in an attempt to immobilize him....
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May 28, 2017 8:11 PM

44 people rescued by Coast Guard crews off Cape Cod beach

Cape Cod — Coast Guard crews rescue 44 people off the coast of Cape Cod. According to U.S. Coast Guard officials,...
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May 28, 2017 6:09 PM

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial...
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May 27, 2017 5:31 PM

Massachusetts town warns residents of daily bear sightings

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (AP) — Police in a small Massachusetts town are warning residents that bears are being spotted on a daily basis...
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May 27, 2017 2:32 PM

Bill would honor veterans of nuclear weapons testing era

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey are pushing a bill meant to honor veterans who...
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May 27, 2017 1:50 PM

New England judge denies accused man's request to juggle during trial

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was...
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May 27, 2017 12:05 PM

Maine's oldest college holds commencement

BRUSNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's oldest college is continuing its commencement tradition. The speakers the 212th commencement of Bowdoin College on...
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May 27, 2017 11:23 AM

Police: Person shot, killed in downtown Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Police are investigating after a person was shot to death overnight in Boston. Police say the victim was...
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May 27, 2017 10:42 AM

New England man charged with kidnapping girl, 6, who went missing

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with kidnapping a 6-year-old girl who police say went missing for hours...
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May 27, 2017 10:23 AM

Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in...
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May 27, 2017 10:13 AM

Legislative panel kills Maine governor's turnpike bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul Lepage's attempt to merge eliminate the state turnpike authority is dead after a committee vote....
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May 27, 2017 10:03 AM

Massachusetts governor seeks coalition against Medicaid cuts

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to find a coalition of fellow governors and U.S. senators from both...
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May 27, 2017 9:58 AM

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the...
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May 27, 2017 9:39 AM

Proposal would make it easier for small farms to sell meat

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two lawmakers from Maine are behind legislation they say would make it easier for small farms and ranches...
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May 27, 2017 9:37 AM

Thoreau's desk, other artifacts head to NY for new exhibit

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The simple desk on which Henry David Thoreau wrote "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience" has left Concord, Massachusetts, for...
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May 27, 2017 9:31 AM

FairPoint to award $50K to New England nonprofits to expand broadband

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications is awarding $50,000 to three nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to connecting and serving communities in...
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May 27, 2017 8:41 AM

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him...
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May 27, 2017 8:34 AM

Investigation after swastikas found at New England high school

READING, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Reading are investigating after swastikas were found on two separate occasions at Reading Memorial High School...
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May 26, 2017 2:51 PM

New England man who bilked neighbor out of home avoids jail time

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A former Lowell city official convicting of cheating his incapacitated neighbor into signing her house over to him...
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May 26, 2017 9:50 AM

Woman accused of being under influence in New England fire station crash

ARUNDEL, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a driver has been charged following a crash into part of a Maine fire station where...