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  • Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

    Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction

    BOSTON — Massachusetts’ high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself. The Supreme Judicial Court recently announced that it will hear the former NFL star’s case and examine the legal principle under which courts typically dismiss the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard. Hernandez’s murder conviction in the killing of Odin […]

  • Ram pickups recalled to fix rusting fuel tank strap

    DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 older Ram pickup trucks worldwide because the fuel tanks can sag. The recall mainly affects trucks in cold-weather U.S. states and Canada where salt is used to clear snow from roads. It includes Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model years. In the U.S. the trucks are in 20 states and Washington, D.C. The company says an investigation found a bracket can corrode and let the tanks sag. The […]

  • State lawmaker Arce of Hartford delays resignation

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut legislator accused of sending affectionate texts to a 16-year-old girl hasn’t resigned a week after he said he would, prompting the speaker of the house to seek disciplinary action. The Hartford Courant reports Democratic Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford has yet to resign since his March 7 announcement. Fellow legislators called for him to step down after the newspaper published a series of texts the 57-year-old allegedly sent to the teen in 2015. The texts mentioned […]

  • Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, files for divorce

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, may be getting divorced. A public court record filed Thursday in New York says Vanessa Trump is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president’s son. Details of the divorce complaint haven’t been made public. The couple married in 2005 and have five children. The Trump Organization hasn’t responded to an emailed request for comment. Last month, Vanessa Trump opened a letter to her husband containing an unidentified white powder […]

  • Trade reunites McCourtys, brings Jason to Devin’s Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — The McCourty twins are back together. The Cleveland Browns traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the New England Patriots on Thursday, reuniting him with his brother Devin. The Browns also sent a seventh-round pick to the Patriots to get a sixth-rounder in return. “Cleveland it’s been real!” Jason McCourty wrote on the Twitter account the brothers share. “I wish nothing but the best to the guys in that locker room!” The Browns have been one of the most […]

  • 80-year-old woman dies a week after being struck by car

    STAMFORD  — An 80-year-old Connecticut woman has died from injuries suffered when she was struck by a car last week. The Advocate reports that Mary Bova died Monday at Stamford Hospital. Police say Bova was struck March 6 as she left a market. She was taken to the hospital where she suffered a medical episode and was put on a ventilator. Sgt. Andrew Gallagher says responding officers believed Bova and the 65-year-old Stamford woman driving of the car were both […]

  • ‘Willy Wonka’ star appears as contestant on ‘Jeopardy’

    LOS ANGELES — He played a boy who does nothing but watch TV and wears cowboy clothing in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Who is “Jeopardy” contestant Paris Themmen? Themmen appeared on the game show on Tuesday but he didn’t tell Alex Trebek about his role as Mike Teevee when the host asked him about himself. Themmen said he was an “avid backpacker.” Some fans of the movie pointed it out on Twitter. Themmen has appeared […]

  • United to issue special pet carrier tags after dog’s death

    CHICAGO — United Airlines has announced it will issue special bag tags for animal carriers and prosecutors have launched an investigation to determine if criminal charges are warranted following the death of a French bulldog puppy that was forced into an overhead bin on a United flight. The Chicago-based airline said a flight attendant who ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin aboard a Houston-to-New York flight Monday didn’t know there was a dog inside. […]

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    FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

    WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive. The Food and Drug Administration estimates its plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1 percent. Currently about 15 percent of adults in the U.S. smoke. Regulators estimate about 5 million additional people would quit cigarettes within one year of the new nicotine limits. On Wednesday, the agency published […]

  • President Trump admits making up trade claim while talking with Canadian Prime Minister

    WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump freestyled with the facts when talking trade with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Republican described the discussion during a fundraising speech in St. Louis on Wednesday. According to audio obtained by The Washington Post , Trump insisted that the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada. Trump said Trudeau told him there was no trade deficit. Trump said he replied, “‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know. … I had no idea. I […]