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The Latest: Beach where shark attacked closed through Friday

Aug. 16, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, "Danger, No Swimming." Town manager Rae...

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Aug. 16, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take...

'Old man' Mikulak (he's 25) back for 5th US gymnastics title

Aug. 15, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics championships. "I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American champion said after...

Police: People living in storage units had beds, curtains

Aug. 15, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials say they've shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers. The Inspectional Services Department, police, health department workers and firefighters responded to reports of people living in the storage...

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

Aug. 14, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents, which...

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Aug. 13, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy...

Allegations of misconduct at seminary under investigation

Aug. 10, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Allegations of misconduct made by seminarians in Boston will be investigated. The archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, says in a statement on Friday that he's unable to verify or disprove the allegations about St. John's Seminary but called them a "source of serious concern."...

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

Aug. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. "We are not the enemy of the people," said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe,...

Man accused of offering $500 for immigration agent's killing

Aug. 9, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who offered on social media to pay $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was arrested on Thursday, prosecutors said. Law enforcement officials said they hope the arrest of Brandon Ziobrowski sends the message that they will not tolerate a rise in threats against...

The Latest: Man accused of social media threats released

Aug. 9, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man accused of offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A Massachusetts man accused of offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer has been released from custody on certain...