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The Latest: Ex-Afghan leader hosts tribal elders on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s first 2001 post-Taliban president Hamid Karzai marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America with a meeting of tribal elders at his high-walled compound in the Afghan capital where he has remained with his family since the August return of...

Fallen Marine returns home as US marks 20 years after 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The body of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan returned home Saturday in a solemn procession through Massachusetts on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that led to America's longest war. Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo died...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Boston Globe. September 5, 2021. Editorial: A new MBTA board of directors should be a priority for Governor Baker A new board helped improve the T’s performance after ‘Snowmaggedon.’ It’s no less necessary now. With the...

Biden, Dems push Civilian Climate Corps in echo of New Deal

Sep. 09, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and helping prevent...

Maine nursing home to close; Vermont courts extend protocols

Sep. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

A Maine nursing home on Deer Isle will close at the end of October, citing both the coronavirus pandemic and the recent struggle to find qualified workers. At one point, Island Nursing Home dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that lasted about six weeks and resulted in 100...

Today in History

Sep. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2021. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. ...

Lawmakers: Plans to replace Cape Cod bridges will move ahead

Aug. 26, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Plans to replace the Sagamore and Bourne bridges connecting Cape Cod to the rest of Massachusetts will go forward even as Congress works to nail down funding for two new replacement bridges, members of the state’s congressional delegation said this week. ...

EPA to review proposed machine range at Cape Cod base

Aug. 25, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency plans to review a proposed machine gun training range at a National Guard base in Massachusetts and the potential risks to a public drinking water source. The agency wrote in its notice to the Army...

Senators question FDA on work with opioid maker consultant

Aug. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

Several U.S. senators are questioning the Food and Drug Administration’s work with a consulting firm that helped businesses sell prescription painkillers during the nation's overdose crisis. Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa,...

Senators question DOJ funding for AI-powered policing tech

Aug. 20, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic senator said the U.S. Justice Department needs to look into whether the algorithm-powered police technologies it funds contribute to racial bias in law enforcement and lead to wrongful arrests. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, was...