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WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — D. Michael Lindsay thought he was on safe political ground when he signed the letter. President Barack Obama was about to expand job protection for gays employed by federal contractors. Under the proposed changes, faith-based charities with federal grants...
BOSTON (AP) — The market at Boston's historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood, is up for a 21st century face-lift. Quincy Market, the granite-...
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outcome of the measure. Though polling on Amendment 2...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 Iraqi tribesmen, women and children Sunday, officials said, the latest mass slaying by militants who have killed some 150 members of the tribe in recent days. The killings, all committed in public...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is placing his ability to energize voters to the test in two high-profile governor races, making a final election-season push to save a Democrat in Connecticut and unseat a Republican in Pennsylvania. In a swing Sunday through two states...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday. The fourth and final volume of the...
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went...
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successful fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated. Kaci Hickox says in an interview with the Maine Sunday Telegram...
NEW YORK (AP) — A yacht carrying about 100 passengers on an evening dinner cruise ran aground in New York Harbor, but there were no injuries and rescuers shuttled everyone safely back to land. WABC-TV in New York reports ( http://7ny.tv/1s47wFw ) that the Hornblower Cruises and...