BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts native who has tracked lions in the African bush and gathered wild plants to eat to slow the onset of multiple sclerosis leads the cast of a new History Channel reality show.
Nicole Apelian (uh-PEL'-ee-uhn) appears in Season 2 of "Alone," which premieres at 9 p.m. EDT Thursday.
Apelian tells The Associated Press that being in the wilderness alone gives her strength and helps with her MS, which has affected her eyesight...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says average long-term U.S. mortgage rates stayed near 2016 lows this week, potentially good news for the housing market as the spring home-buying season begins.
The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edged up to 3.59 percent from 3.58 percent last week. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 2.85 percent, lowest since May 2013, and down from 2.86 percent last week.
PHOENIX (AP) — An American Airlines plane diverted to Phoenix after a bird strike cracked a cockpit window during takeoff from Las Vegas.
Airline spokesman Matt Miller says nobody was injured and that the six crew members and 174 passengers boarded another plane in Phoenix early Thursday morning to resume their flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Miller says the aircraft with the cracked window remained in Phoenix so repairs can be made....
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A pilot is preparing to take off for a flight from Hawaii to California with no jet fuel aboard his plane.
The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to leave Hawaii on Thursday to continue its circumnavigation of the globe using only energy from the sun. The crew landed on Oahu last July but was forced to stay in the islands after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Some neighborly hospitality has earned one of Mark Wahlberg's biggest fans a chance to meet the actor and an invite to the premiere of his new movie.
WFXT-TV (http://fox25.com/1Nmi2bw ) reports that when Jackie Becker and her mother, Jean, found out Wahlberg was shooting scenes for the upcoming film "Patriots Day" in their suburban Boston hometown of Framingham, they delivered pizza and cookies to the set.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will offer tuition rebates to full-time, qualifying students who begin their studies at a community college and go on to earn a bachelor's degree at a state university.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state higher educational officials unveiled what they called a first-in-the-nation program, dubbed Commonwealth Commitment, on Thursday. The program for state residents is to be phased in over the next two academic years.