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Apr 25
Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.

Apr 25
Pickles now more than a hobby for Gloucester man

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Gloucester man hopes his homemade pickles will provide customers with the perfect crunch.

Apr 25
Refugee family finds a future in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Chhatra Basnet and his family are survivors.

Apr 25
Red Sox lose 5-4 in 10 innings on tense night in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - A strange night at Camden Yards for the Boston Red Sox ended with manager John Farrell wondering how their bus was going to weave through Baltimore to the safety of the team hotel.

Apr 25
Lough HR in 10th, Orioles top Red Sox 5-4 to end 5-game skid

BALTIMORE (AP) - David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.

Apr 25
Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

BALTIMORE (AP) - Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

Apr 24
Effort to repeal Clean Election law faces opposition

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A proposal to ask voters whether they want to repeal Maine's Clean Election law received a cool response Friday from members of a legislative committee, most of whom received public funds on the campaign trail last year.

Apr 24
Commission: PawSox stadium meeting will be open to public

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in Rhode Island says a meeting about a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox will be open to the public, after initially being scheduled as a private session.

Apr 24
Settlement reached in suit over police custody mouth taping

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Western Massachusetts city has agreed to settle with a woman who sued police for taping her mouth shut after she was taken into custody at The Big E fair in 2011.

Apr 24
Man awaiting verdict in sex case shoots self outside court

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - Court officials say a piano teacher awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted an underage student has shot himself outside a New Hampshire courthouse.