Ambush suspect nabbed

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area...

Israel blocks Jerusalem holy site

Israeli security forces temporarily sealed off one of Islam’s most holy mosques Thursday in a rare move that reflected soaring tensions after a suspected Palestinian gunman tried to assassinate an American-Israeli activist who advocated greater...

Airstrikes haven't affected flow of foreign fighters to Syria

More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S. intelligence and...

Nurse fuels Ebola debate

The U.S. Ebola debate Thursday centered on a small town in Maine, a governor vowing to use the “full extent” of his power to quarantine a humanitarian nurse, and the defiant nurse herself taking a rogue bicycle ride.\n


Mob impersonator guilty of extortion in Connecticut

Hartford (AP) - A 65-year-old New York man who prosecutors say pretended to be a mob enforcer has been convicted on federal conspiracy and extortion charges in Hartford. A jury Thursday found Edward Memoli of Unadilla, N.Y., guilty...

Want to buy an election ad? Good luck

A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire’s one network station–and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

FDA approves new vaccine for deadly form of meningitis

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine for the first time for a deadly type of meningitis. The vaccine, Trumenba, is manufactured by Pfizer.\n

Ben Bradlee (1921-2014)

Sally Quinn, widow of Ben Bradlee, walks forward to place a rose on the casket during a funeral service Wednesday for Bradlee, former managing editor and executive editor of The Washington Post, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington.



Lighthouse Inn: Still empty, but haunted?

City mayor needs to do more to market the Lighthouse Inn.


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Kurds head for border battle

A Kurdish peshmerga soldier reaches out to supporters at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing Wednesday in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq. A group of peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday, on their way to Syria to help their Syrian...

NATO intercepts several Russian jets

NATO said Wednesday that it intercepted a large number of Russian aircraft flying close to European airspace in the past two days, in an “unusual” series of incidents that brought Russian bombers as far afield as Portugal.\n

Iraqi Kurds to aid Syrian town

Kurdish militiamen from Iraq took their first steps Tuesday to enter the battle against the Islamic State in Syria, news agencies reported, in a mission that underscored the regional political tensions complicating the U.S.-led alliance confronting...



Boston's longest-serving mayor dies at 71

Thomas Menino was diagnosed with advanced cancer in February, shortly after leaving office, and announced Oct. 23 he was suspending treatment and a book tour so he could spend more time with family and friends.

21-day Ebola quarantine is ordered for U.S. troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health...


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