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In this photo provided by the United Nations, former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating addresses an open session of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations Headquarters, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Keating, who was president of the Security Council in April 1994, apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)

Official apologizes for UN’s failure to stop Rwanda genocide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council’s refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating issued the rare apology during a council meeting to … 0

Cops: Holyoke man sold heroin with son in car

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Holyoke man is facing charges for allegedly selling heroin out of his car with his 6-year-old son unrestrained in the rear seat. Springfield police say they pulled over a vehicle on Tuesday night after spotting it running a stop sign. The officer saw the unbelted child and the driver trying to hide something. The driver’s hands also appeared to … 0

Turners Falls man acquitted of shooting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD (AP) — A Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in the 2012 shooting of his girlfriend’s nephew. The Recorder reports that Corey Sutton was acquitted Tuesday by a Greenfield Superior Court jury of charges related to the December 2012 shooting of Zachery Drew in Orange. Tensions between the men had been building for weeks. Drew was upset with Sutton’s … 0

Briefs filed in casino appeal

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office filed legal documents in the state Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday defending its decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state’s 2011 gambling law. The office said the proposed referendum would violate the … 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 … 0

Hundreds missing as S. Korean ferry sinks

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea — Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the … 0

Adrian Quinn of South Hadley held on $5,000 bail after denying rape in Granby

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GRANBY — A 20-year-old South Hadley man was arrested April 8 and charged with raping a woman at a home on Miller Street in Granby. Adrian Quinn of 152 East St. in South Hadley pleaded not guilty in Eastern Hampshire District Court and is being held on $5,000 … 0

Two men face charges after drugs, more than $10,000 seized in Amherst

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — Two men who allegedly had a variety of drugs, including LSD, mushrooms and ecstasy, as well as more than $10,000 in cash, were arrested at a Main Street residence Tuesday afternoon as part of a joint investigation by the Amherst Police and the Northwestern Anti-Crime Task … 0

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her has been ordered held. Latrisa Pace pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. The … 0

Leader vows rebuilding effort after Chile fires

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected … 0

NY police disband unit that spied on Muslims

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW YORK — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis … 0

Supremacist held on $10M bond in Kansas shootings

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his … 0

Woman injured in hit-and-run in Easthampton

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — A woman was struck and injured by a motor vehicle in a hit-and-run accident on Northampton Street (Route 10) Tuesday night. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The woman was struck near the intersection of Northampton Street and Florence Road about 8:30 p.m., … 0