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  1. Soldier ‘had an impact’

    05.28 / 04:05 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The heartbroken parents of a U.S. Army specialist who died in Syria Friday said they always knew the 22-year-old Brockton native and father of two would join the military but they never imagined his service would end so quickly and so tragically.Spc. Etienne J. Murphy’s father, Calvin, said his son was constantly playing with toy Army men as a child and recalled how he excited he was to join the JROTC in high school in the hopes of making his lifelong dream of becoming an Army Ranger a r…
  2. Trump to troops: Lot of strength, lot of peace

    05.28 / 04:05 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    President Trump celebrated his “home run” of a foreign trip during a speech in Italy to U.S. military troops he called the “warriors of freedom” and “the patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning.”“You are the protectors of that great American flag,” Trump said at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily. “You’re the metal spine forged out of the fires of American strength.”…
  3. Birthday’s cheer puts grief aside

    05.28 / 04:05 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The past few weeks have been extremely difficult for the Serrano family after the murder trial for the man accused of gunning down one of their relatives ended with a deadlocked jury — but for a few hours yesterday, the family was able to put their troubles aside to celebrate the 104th birthday of their beloved m…
  4. Teen’s body recovered after drowning in Douglas

    05.28 / 04:05 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A dive team in Douglas recovered the body of an 18-year-old girl yesterday who had been swimming in the town’s reservoir, police said.A person at the reservoir with the girl called police shortly after 2 p.m. to report the girl went under the water and didn’t come back up, Douglas police said.Officers and the Douglas Dive team responded within minutes and started searching the reservoir for the missing swimmer, whose name was not released last night.They found her body at the bottom of the …
  5. He lived to make music

    05.28 / 04:05 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    For 69 years, Gregg Allman lived life, cheated death, and made amazing rock ’n’ roll.Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones yesterday at his home near Savannah, Ga., his manager, Michael Lehman, said. He blamed cancer for Allman’s death.Nobody in rock — not even Keith Richards! — had as much luck, grit and dedication to getting back on stage as the Allman Brothers Band frontman, principal songwriter and leader. Of course, nobody had Gregg’s gravitas or songs, either…
  6. Experts on shared parenting after divorce to meet in Boston

    05.27 / 20:21 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BOSTON — Scholars from around the world are expected to gather in Boston to present research results on how shared parenting after divorce or separation affects children.The International Conference on Shared Parenting will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in downtown Boston. The National Parents Organization and the European-based International Council on Shared Parenting will serve as h…
  7. Bill would honor veterans of nuclear weapons testing era

    05.27 / 19:25 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey are pushing a bill meant to honor veterans who took part in nuclear weapons testing.The bill would authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces exposed to ionizing radiation after participating in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances.Supporters say between 1945 and 1962, about 225,000 members of the Armed Forces participated in hundreds of nuclear weapons tests …
  8. D-Day documentary narrated by Bill Belichick to premiere in RI

    05.27 / 15:26 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A documentary about D-Day that was narrated by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is premiering in Rhode Island.The Rhode Island-based World War II Foundation produced "D-Day: Over Normandy." The world premiere is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is the host.Tickets are free for veterans with proof of military service at the box office, or $15 for the p…
  9. Legislative panel kills governor's turnpike bill

    05.27 / 14:29 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul Lepage's attempt to merge eliminate the state turnpike authority is dead after a committee vote.Maine Public reports (http://bit.ly/2qkJKQ3) the transportation committee this week voted against the governor's bill.The bill would have put the state's only toll plaza in York and shifted responsibility to the Maine Department of T…
  10. Gov. Charlie Baker seeks coalition against Medicaid cuts

    05.27 / 14:29 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to find a coalition of fellow governors and U.S. senators from both parties to push back against deep cuts to Medicaid being proposed by President Donald Trump and House Republicans.Under Trump's budget proposal, Medicaid spending would fall from 2 percent of the economy to 1.7 percent in 2027 — a decrease that adds up to more than $600 billion over 10 years.Those cuts would come on top of more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts in the Ho…
  11. Solange’s canceled ‘Calling’ upsets fans

    05.27 / 11:41 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Solange Knowles’ last-minute cancellation of her Boston Calling date had fans howling yesterday, with some speculating that her claim of a scheduling conflict with an unspecified “production drama” was just a cover for seeing her sister, Beyonce, give birth.Organizers for the three-day music and comedy festival, being held at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston this weekend, announced the sudden cancellation Thursday night, less than a day before Knowles was set to open at 6:45 p.m. for…
  12. ‘We won’t let hate win’ says Grande in promise

    05.27 / 04:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    NEW YORK — Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing.In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star yesterday wrote to her fans, saying “we won’t let hate win” and “we won’t let this divide us.” She apologized for any pain and offered to “extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours.”…
  13. Public helps police find missing girl

    05.27 / 04:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A 32-year-old Brockton man is facing kidnapping and assault charges after police say he picked up a 6-year-old Norton girl who had been reported missing.Norton cops and officers from four surrounding towns joined state police in a frantic search for the little girl after she was reported missing from a home on East Main Street about 11:50 a.m., police…
  14. Two fallen Massachusetts vets to be honored at Coca-Cola 600

    05.27 / 04:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The “600 Miles of Remembrance” tribute from NASCAR during tomorrow’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m., Fox) includes two fallen heroes with Massachusetts roots.U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Allen Belanger from Deerfield was killed in Hallia, Iraq, in 2003. His name will be on the windshield of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford driven by Ryan Blane…
  15. Defense to seek SJC stay in Baby Doe trial

    05.27 / 04:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The defense attorney for the alleged killer in the Baby Doe child murder case may file an emergency appeal to the state’s highest court to delay the trial’s scheduled start on Tuesday after a Superior Court judge yesterday ordered him not to reference bizarre diary entries written by the state’s star witness, the girl’s mother, in his opening stateme…
  16. Climate-change pact isn’t ruled out as trip ends

    05.27 / 04:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    President Trump, who will return to the United States today after his first overseas trip as commander-in-chief, appears willing to make a deal when it comes to the leading climate change accord after meeting with Group of 7 leadership.“He feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today,” said Gary Cohn, Trump’s top White House economic adviser. “He came here to learn, he came here to get smarter…
  17. Massachusetts town warns residents of daily bear sightings

    05.26 / 22:04 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    SOUTHWICK, Mass. — Police in a small Massachusetts town are warning residents that bears are being spotted on a daily basis and have settled into the community in large numbers.Southwick Police say in a Facebook posting that the black bear population has exploded in the Western Massachusetts town in the past four to five years, and they're receiving calls reporting bear sightings every day.They say bears can now been seen anywhere, at any time, and are roaming throughout n…
  18. Driver charged for crash that killed Brockton teenager

    05.26 / 22:04 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BROCKTON, Mass. — A Brockton teenager has been charged with motor vehicle homicide for a crash that killed a teammate on his high school baseball team.WCVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rZ3XrV ) 19-year-old Jesus Alvarez Coreano appeared in court Friday. He is charged in the death of 15-year-old Isaias Caban last month.Police say Coreano was speeding and lost control of the vehicle, slamming it into a tree.Caban, a freshman, was riding in the passenger seat and was k…
  19. Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

    05.26 / 20:51 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    WELLESLEY, Mass. — Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."The former Democratic presidential nominee never mentioned Trump by name even as she lashed out at his proposed budget as "an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among u…
  20. Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

    05.26 / 18:58 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    WELLESLEY, Mass. — Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."The former Democratic presidential nominee never mentioned Trump by name even as she lashed out at his proposed budget as "an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among u…