PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New England's ports are reinventing themselves to compete with one another and from larger ones, but they were once legendary. From one of the world's great whaling ports to the Navy's first submarine base and the city featured in "The Perfect Storm," here is a look at their lore:
WHALING IN NEW BEDFORD
One of the world's great whaling ports of the 19th century, New Bedford, Massachusetts, became...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in the college town of Pullman, Washington and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, but FBI Special Agent Frank Harrill said federal agencies are involved because of the history of anti-abortion activists targeting health care providers offering abortion services.
Wrenching images of a drowned Syrian boy focused the world's attention this week on the plight of people fleeing their homelands. But the crisis has been developing for years. Here are other indelible images taken by Associated Press photographers that you may have missed.
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman are being accused of leaving their 9-month-old baby on the side of the road during an argument.
Local media reports that 33-year-old Heather Demonia and 30-year-old Thomas Broome were arrested and charged with reckless conduct after the incident Thursday afternoon. The child was not injured and is in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carter Lay, a philanthropist who supported music education and was a grandson of the famed potato chip maker, has died.
Lt. David Smith, a supervising coroner investigator at the Los Angeles County coroner's office, says the 44-year-old, whose full name was Jesse Chapman Carter Lay, died a natural death and was found at his house in Venice on Thursday afternoon.
Aunt Susan Lay Atwell says Lay's grandfather started Lay's potato...
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who was convicted of raping a 15-year-old boy in Delaware won't face similar charges in Maryland.
Baltimore County prosecutors announced Friday that they won't pursue charges against Molly Shattuck.
The 48-year-old Shattuck pleaded guilty in June to one count of fourth-degree rape. She was sentenced last month to two years of probation and ordered to spend every other weekend in custody for two...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member who has been awaiting punishment for more than two years for his role in a drum major's hazing death has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Judge Marc Lubet announced the sentence Friday for 26-year-old Caleb Jackson. He'll get credit for more than two years he's already served.
Jackson pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the 2011 death...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton has been testifying today to the House panel investigating the attacks in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. And the senior Democrat on the panel says Jake Sullivan has answered every question that was put to him.
Sullivan is a former policy director and deputy chief of staff under Clinton at the State Department. He's now a top policy aide on Clinton's presidential campaign.