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Hearing on CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg postponed after owner requests more time to prepare documents

Friday, February 27, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — A public hearing held by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board was adjourned immediately after it started Friday night because the owner of CRD Metalworks needs more time to prepare documents related to his request for a new special permit. About 60 people had gathered in the auditorium of the Town Offices for the hearing about the business at 17 Hyde Hill Road which fabricates …

Baker wanted his own team on the health connector board

Friday, February 27, 2015

BOSTON (ap) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he asked for and received the resignations of four members of the state’s health connector board because the agency had “underperformed” and he wanted to replace them with members of his own team. Among the four who agreed to step down was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was “the …

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in Missouri rampage

Friday, February 27, 2015

TYRONE, Mo. — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks. Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the …

Millions at risk from rapid sea rise in swampy Sundarbans

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BALI ISLAND, India — The tiny hut sculpted out of mud at the edge of the sea is barely large enough for Bokul Mondol and his family to lie down. The water has taken everything else from them, …

Kerry sees progress in US-Iran nuke talks

Monday, February 23, 2015

GENEVA — Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that …

Defense chief reviews war strategy in Iraq

Monday, February 23, 2015

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq’s doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration’s oft-criticized strategy for countering the …

Report: Mossad didn’t share Netanyahu’s alarm on Iran

Monday, February 23, 2015

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran’s nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations just a few weeks earlier, according to …

GOP leader offers immigration vote to try to resolve impasse

Monday, February 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama’s contested immigration measures from the agency’s funding bill. It was not clear whether the gambit by Senate …

Slain American’s brother says US swap with Taliban made her situation worse

Monday, February 23, 2015

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller’s situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. …

Girl bomber kills 5 in Nigerian market

Monday, February 23, 2015

POTISKUM, Nigeria — A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers. There was …

Drug sickens 11 students at Wesleyan

Monday, February 23, 2015

Police in Middletown, Conn., on Monday said they are searching for the source of what is likely a bad batch of Molly, an illegal synthetic party drug that sickened at least 11 students at Wesleyan University, two critically, after many used the drug Saturday. The drug, often found …

Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

Monday, February 23, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to …

US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW YORK — The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions …