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Thursday, April 17, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — A story about Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching award winners in Hampshire County omitted the name of Jim Cox, a social studies teacher at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School in South Hadley who was selected by his district for the honor. A story Wednedsday about the Westhampton Town Caucus did not make clear that until nominations are confirmed, it is not clear whether there will be … 0

Ukraine turmoil escalates

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero’s welcome. Responding to what it sees as Russia’s aggression, NATO announced it was increasing its military presence along its … 0

Police: Man stabs 5 to death at Calgary house party

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CALGARY, Alberta — The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history. Matthew Douglas de Grood, a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, picked up … 0

Ukrainian, pro-Russian forces clash

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to … 0

AP PHOTOS: Then and now, AP revisits Boston bombing sites

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Life has resumed on the streets of Boston. A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the … 0

Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents handed over by … 0

Kan. shooting suspect is Klansman

Monday, April 14, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism. Yet … 0

Bus station bomb kills 72 in Nigerian capital

Monday, April 14, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever … 0

Ukraine loses control of east

Monday, April 14, 2014

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. Over the past 10 days, more … 0

Police: Utah mom admitted killing 6 babies

Monday, April 14, 2014

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in … 0

Cost of fighting warming still within reach — UN panel

Sunday, April 13, 2014

BERLIN — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.’s expert panel on … 0

In spat with rancher, feds release cattle gathered in Nev. roundup

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Federal land managers confirmed Saturday that they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority. The Bureau of Land Management … 2

Ukraine calls in troops on agitators

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine — Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings … 0