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Who Will Replace Ryan as House Speaker?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or who might win an endorsement from President Donald Trump. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House s…
3 Injured In Maryland High School Shooting
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A shooting at a Maryland high school Tuesday morning injured three people, including the shooter, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Authorities said the situation was "contained" as deputies and federal agents converged on the crime scene.
Court Considers Rule That Nixed Hernandez Conviction
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.
Levine Sues Met After Firing
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday after a sexual misconduct investigation sank his storied career, saying the renowned company exploited baseless allegations to tarnish him and then fired him without so much as a phone call.
Stephen Hawking Dead At 76
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died. He was 76. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge.
Raising A Stein For Women Brewers
Associated Press - Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein to International Women's Day.
Patrick Considering 2020 White House Run
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says a run for the White House in 2020 is on his "radar screen," while adding that he's far from making any final decision.
UMass President Committed To Keeping School Affordable
BOSTON (AP) — University of Massachusetts President Martin Meehan says he's committed to preserving the school's affordability, including raising $200 million over the next decade for financial aid.
BSO: Sexual Misconduct Allegations “Credible”
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra says prominent conductor Charles Dutoit sexually harassed at least four women who worked for the orchestra in the 1980s and 1990s.
Trump Cites Mental Health In Shooting, Not Guns
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but avoiding any mention of guns.