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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

Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily

Sunday, April 13, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping … 0

Three dead after Kansas City shooting

Sunday, April 13, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, … 0

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her … 0

Window opens on secret camp inside Gitmo

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise … 0

Pope assumes responsibility for clergy abuse

Friday, April 11, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the “evil” of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect … 0

Australia PM confident sounds from Flight 370

Friday, April 11, 2014

PERTH, Australia — With the Malaysian jetliner mystery now five weeks old, officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing plane and are “very confident” the underwater signals they have heard are from its black box, Australia’s … 0

College dreams dashed in Calif. bus crash

Friday, April 11, 2014

ORLAND, Calif. — It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus … 0

Mathematicians use app to understand jet lag

Friday, April 11, 2014

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible. And scientists need help to test it. A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, … 0

Love is where you find it

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alicia DiPietro of Easthampton was walking her dog on March 29 along the section of the Norwottuck Rail Trail that runs parallel to Lovefield Street when she noticed this heart-shaped puddle created by the melting snow. PHOTO COURTESY … 0

Area Briefs

Friday, April 11, 2014

Amherst AUTHOR TALK: Local author Leah Rose will conduct a workshop on “How to Publish an eBook” Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the Jones Library in Amherst. Rose is the author of the new eBook “A Drink of Green.” There is a $5-$10 donation requested. Contact Leah Rose … 0