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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — Forecasters are warning of scorching heat across a wide stretch of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index will feel as high as 117 degrees in some spots.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits Wednesday to two cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words preceded him, large protests greeted him and bit…

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 BOSTON (AP) — The owner of the online message board 8chan says he's headed shortly to the United States, where lawmakers want to question him on his site's use as a megaphone by violent white supremacists.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state’s coast.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming a groundswell of African American support in response to his comments denigrating Rep. Elijah Cummings and his majority-black Baltimore district, despite polling showing consistently negative numbers.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in what appeared to be the biggest protest on the island in nearly two decades.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians it accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump accused Iran of lying.

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry as the nation confronted a long history o…

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WASHINGTON — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime-infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Swalwell on Monday became the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary to exit the campaign, saying he would run for reelection to his California congressional seat next year.

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SALEM  — City Councilor Lisa Peterson’s surprise announcement on Monday that she is running for Congress — and not for re-election to her Ward 3 seat — has left a lot of observers wondering.

SONKAJARVI, Finland  — A Lithuanian man and his wife have won the world 'wife carrying' title, leaping over timber and wading through waist-high water to beat dozens of other couples for a second year running. The prize is the wife's weight in beer.

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BOSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but immigrant rights groups say the fight isn't over.

A utility worker walks the edge of the floodwaters submerging Broadway in Westville, N.J. Thursday, June 20, 2019. Severe storms containing heavy rains and strong winds spurred flooding across southern New Jersey, disrupting travel and damaging some property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz.

PORTLAND, Maine  — The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins.

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BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making the case for impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, even as she seeks the Democratic nomination to challenge his re-election next year.

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Which high school sports logo is the best on the North Shore? The Logo Showdown is down to the Finals. Choose between Essex Tech and Danvers to determine the winner between now and Monday at 5 pm!

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Obituaries

Gloucester - Sarah A. (Boris) Frazer, 82, of Gloucester, wife of the late Harold (Buddy) Frazer, passed away peacefully on Friday evening August 9, 2019. Sarah was born in Watertown, on March 14, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Felix and Rose (Cacavaro) Boris. Her highest priority was …