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64 years later, woman battles to erase a McCarthy-era conviction

Friday, November 28, 2014

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — It was the summer of 1950, and Miriam Moskowitz was being followed. The men stalked Moskowitz on the subway. They trailed her as she walked to the laundromat. They followed her on a date with her boss and secret lover, Abraham Brothman. They shadowed the couple as they drove in Brothman’s Pontiac from Manhattan to the Jersey shore. Moskowitz knew from previous encounters that they were …

Parades, turkey mark Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NEW YORK — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. Here’s a look at how Americans celebrated: Macy’s parade Heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and police helicopters protected …

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TORONTO — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomeshi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country’s vaunted public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, was charged Wednesday with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, …

Barry, former DC mayor, dies at 78

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of …

Afghan suicide bomber kills 45

Sunday, November 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said. The bloodshed came just …

Japanese quake levels 50 homes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TOKYO — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in …

NJ eyes college policy of ‘affirmative consent’

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals. But …

Vatican prosecutor didn’t report abusive priest

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican’s sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed …

Colleges nationwide hope to engage students on wealth gap

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to …

Assisted suicide opponents meet in Connecticut

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Organizers say about 140 people turned out for a daylong conference on assisted suicide. The two-day event, dubbed East Coast Against Assisted Suicide, wrapped up Saturday in Windsor Locks. It was sponsored by several groups that oppose legislation legalizing the practice, including the …

Panel mulls pay hikes for governor, others

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — Among the many decisions Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and the next Legislature could face is a potentially awkward one: Whether to back a salary hike for the state’s chief executive and other top elected officials. The Special …

State pushes locally grown food for holiday table

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — As Massachusetts residents plan their Thanksgiving Day menus, state agriculture officials are asking that they consider buying local. Several communities are planning to hold holiday farmers’ markets over the weekend and leading up the holiday, featuring turkeys, cranberries, pumpkins and other Massachusetts-grown food products. For …

Barricades go up as Ferguson grand jury decision awaited in Michael Brown case

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely …