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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg listens as the citation for her Radcliffe Medal is read during a luncheon at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard Friday, May 29, 2015, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

Saturday, May 30, 2015

BOSTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause. “Young women today have a great advantage, and it is that there are no more closed doors,” the 82-year-old justice said in a speech at …

Judge: Protesters required to leave closed Catholic church by June 5

Saturday, May 30, 2015

SCITUATE (AP) — The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years. A Massachusetts judge on Friday denied a request by the Friends of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church to suspend his order that …

Relocation of Vineyard lighthouse nearly completed

Saturday, May 30, 2015

AQUINNAH — An iconic Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse that was dangerously close to tumbling down an eroding cliffside will soon arrive at its new home farther inland. Workers have been inching back the 160-year-old Gay Head Light from the colorful cliffs since Thursday. It’s now about 12 feet from its final destination — a concrete pad originally about 135 feet away. Richard Pomroy, the …

Cleveland OKs change in police settlement

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CLEVELAND — Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department …

US hands over dozens of looted artifacts to Italy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ROME — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been …

Officials marvel at survival of Calif. woman missing for two weeks

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By Tony Perry Los Angeles Times (TNS) SAN DIEGO — A 68-year-old Fullerton woman remains hospitalized as San Diego County law enforcement personnel continue to marvel at how she survived for two weeks in her disabled car on fruit, pie slices and rainwater. Dianna Bedwell was found Sunday …

Tornado, floods take toll in Texas, Mexico

Monday, May 25, 2015

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In …

Biden tries to soothe Iraqi allies

Monday, May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for “the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces” …

Cleveland, feds settle on policing

Monday, May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The official …

Anonymous threats disrupt several commercial flights

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Authorities said the threats did not appear to be credible. They described searches done …

Ex-Israeli PM gets 8 months

Monday, May 25, 2015

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country …

Malaysia unearths graves at human traffickers’ camps

Monday, May 25, 2015

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional …

Obama salutes fallen at Arlington

Monday, May 25, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 …