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LARRY PARNASS
Janet Moulding, director of the Forbes Library, holds a French poster from the library's collection that was appraised Saturday to be worth about $1,500.

Different sort of roadshow puts spotlight on antiques in Northampton, while aiding Forbes Library

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Laura Bellusci’s mother was born in 1916, she received a gift of a doll larger than she was — a bisque beauty with parted lips, eyes that closed and long tresses. But now, nearing 100 years old, that little lady isn’t her old self. Bellusci figures the toddler-sized doll made by Louis Wolf & Co. in Germany …

Neighbor helps at Florence fire scene; heavy damage to home owned by Peter C. Zygmont

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man kicked down the door of a neighbor’s home that was ablaze Saturday night, fearing people were trapped inside. Though homeowner Peter C. Zygmont was not home at the time the fire broke out, next-door neighbor and former South Deerfield volunteer firefighter Chris Powers was the first responder to …

Gov. Charlie Baker calls for new regulations on ride-hailing services

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BOSTON — Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker. The proposal would develop a regulatory framework for the industry and “strikes the right balance between innovation …

Bombs hit arms depot in Yemen’s capital, graze Iran’s Embassy

Monday, April 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes. …

Clinton dismisses attacks on foundation

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic …

Empty chairs honor victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, April 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the …

Militants post killing of Ethiopian Christians

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CAIRO — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its …

Hundreds feared dead in Libya boat wreck

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ROME — A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet …

Clinton courts liberals at campaign’s outset

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals’ good side. As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver’s licenses to people who were living in the U.S. illegally …

Protesting pilot frustrated message not getting through

Sunday, April 19, 2015

RUSKIN, Fla. — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through. Doug Hughes had …

GOP White House hopefuls dispute America’s role in world

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. …

Oklahoma volunteer deputy who shot suspect disputes claim he lacked training

Friday, April 17, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP)— A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa went on national television Friday to counter criticisms of his qualifications. Speaking publicly for the first time since the April …

Iraqi officials report Saddam deputy believed killed in Tikrit

Friday, April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime …