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BOSTON (AP) — Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks his car near the Charles River, takes out his bike and prepares to cycle the rest of the way to his job at Harvard...
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds. In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the...
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance — to the consternation of law enforcement. The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation's...
ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago. "Quite honestly, I was scared of it," she recalls. But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan. "You know some of these people that are fearful, it's just because they...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only...
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Seaweed Festival is a dream day for New England's natural food lovers, who spend the day munching on seaweed granola and schmoozing with kelp harvesters at a daylong party astride sun-splashed Casco Bay. But this year, it's not happening,...
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after New York City's jubilant pride parade celebrated a high point for gay Americans with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, the atmosphere surrounding the annual march couldn't be more different. Sunday's parades in New York, San Francisco...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities may have found human remains within a central California wildfire that has claimed two lives and destroyed 150 homes. Kern County Sherriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt...
NEW YORK (AP) — A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation's toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer's cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD's...