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Ashya King parents's lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, arrives at the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Ill UK boy’s parents fight extradition from Spain

Monday, September 1, 2014

LONDON — The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy. A Spanish judge ordered Brett and Naghemeh King held for 72 hours while documents are translated and … 0

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Monday, September 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, … 0

In Hollywood park debate, kids underdogs to canines

Monday, September 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The city of West Hollywood has spared no expense in a lavish makeover of its central park. First came a chic library and rooftop tennis courts, to the tune of $61 million. Just approved is an additional $86 million in amenities, including two rooftop swimming pools, a $3-million “grand staircase” … 0

A Look Back

Monday, September 1, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ Finals reports issued by the Northampton Recreation Commission following the close of the 1964 summer playground season reveal another most successful season. A total attendance of 69,597 was recorded. There was an increase of about 4,000 over last year’s attendance figures. The average weekly … 0

Senegal Ebola case ‘top priority’ for health group

Monday, September 1, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested … 0

VIDEO Adventurous couple seals wedding vows with forest leap in Shutesbury

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SHUTESBURY — The highlight of the Fahey-Shaw wedding Sunday was, of course, the taking of the vows and the first kiss of a married couple. A close runner-up would be what happened about an hour and a half … 0

The culinary high life Ancient Roman Apicius epitomized a life of excess

Apicius was such an over-the-top foodie, even by the grand standards of the Roman Empire, that his name not only became synonymous with the culinary high life but, so scholars believe, also the popular title for a cookbook … 0

Naming the Baby

LEMELIN — Mason Paul, son of Kyla (Lamere) and Joseph Lemelin, of West Springfield, was born July 12 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Patricia and William Lamere of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Paul Lemelin of Heath. … 0

Ill UK boy’s parents fight extradition from Spain

LONDON — The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation … 0