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Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...

Meet one of the state's more than 10,000 'super commuters'

Nov. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six days a week, Ricarte Burgos wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to drive halfway across Massachusetts to get to work. Fortunately, the 40-year-old Springfield resident narrowly avoids the morning traffic jam along the Massachusetts Turnpike at that hour. But the journey carries with it...

Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West

Nov. 3, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ALONG THE BLACK MESA AND LAKE POWELL RAILROAD, Ariz. (AP) — Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll...

The Latest: Fire on moving train kills 74

Oct. 31, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the train fire in Pakistan's Punjab province (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A Pakistani official says the death toll from a horrific train fire that broke out after a cooking gas stove used by passengers for cooking breakfast exploded has risen further to 74. Kaleem...

Going somewhere? Some places offer trips to the unknown

Oct. 29, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Dena Espenscheid answered an advertisement on social media offering a weekend vacation to an unknown destination, her sister warned her she was going to get kidnapped. As it turns out, not only was the offer legit, Espenscheid said she "had a blast." The West Virginia Division...

Traffic a breeze at New Jersey megamall's limited opening

Oct. 25, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The first official day of the long-awaited American Dream megamall Friday didn't produce the traffic nightmares many predicted for the massive complex outside New York City, mostly due to a "soft" opening that featured only two attractions that served a few thousand people,...

Port Authority approves New York, New Jersey rail projects

Oct. 24, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized more than $4 billion in rail projects Thursday, including a new rail link to LaGuardia Airport that had been a source of contentious debate in recent years. The new train connecting midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia and a replacement for...

Museum celebrates 5 years of teaching West Virginia children

Oct. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Just off East Martin Street in downtown Martinsburg and interwoven with Caperton train station, there are small, multicolored stickers littering the floors that encourage the Mountain State's youth to follow these pathways and portals to different eras in the Eastern Panhandle's...

Marches and strikes rattle Catalonia amid separatist anger

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest. Chaotic scenes of violence erupted after more...