New Hampshire man charged in Massachusetts with kidnapping

Police in Massachusetts say they have charged a New Hampshire man with kidnapping after they found him with a missing 16-year-old boy
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Officials work to pinpoint cause of 'Armageddon'-like blasts

Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

A series of gas explosions killed a teen and left at least 10 other people injured, one critically, and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car

Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Gas explosions destroy homes

A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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The Latest: Columbia Gas says crews working to check safety

The company that owns Columbia Gas says its crews are performing safety checks after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Boston, but did not explain what went wrong
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The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

Officials say at least six people have been injured in a series of fires and explosions north of Boston that authorities blame on over-pressurized natural gas lines
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The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities blame on a natural gas issue
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The Latest: Resident describes basement fire, loud 'boom'

A man whose neighborhood was among dozens that erupted in fire in communities north of Boston says he ran into his basement to find that the room was glowing
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The Latest: At least 4 injured in fires blamed on gas issue

At least four people are being treated for injuries after a series of fires north of Boston that authorities blame on a natural gas issue
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Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

A growing throng of Central American migrants have resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border
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Experience, ideology focus of Illinois attorney general race

The quest to be the next Illinois attorney general is focusing on experience, ideology and gumption
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Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

About 30 people have been taken to hospitals after a floor collapsed during a party at a condominium clubhouse in South Carolina near the campus of Clemson University
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Deadwood mayor, state Rep. Chuck Turbiville dies at 75

Deadwood mayor and South Dakota Republican state Rep. Chuck Turbiville has died
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UNH gets grant to train fishermen, farmers

The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $800,000 for a program that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production
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Patriots' Gronkowski out vs. Bears

The New England Patriots have ruled out tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Chicago Bears because of ankle and back injuries.
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Experience, ideology focus of Illinois attorney general race

The quest to be the next Illinois attorney general is focusing on experience, ideology and gumption
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Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

2 men charged in connection with fatal shooting of Georgia police officer
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Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty
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Dallas police officer critically hurt when hit at wreck site

A Dallas police officer has been critically hurt after investigators say he was hit by an SUV while placing flares on a highway following an unrelated traffic accident
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'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years later, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences to the movie theaters for a good scare
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Fast tire thieves leave vehicles on cinder blocks

Some communities are seeing a rise in the number of crimes done by tire thieves, who jack up cars at lightning-fast speed and leave them on cinder blocks
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Combat vet James, incumbent Stabenow vie for Senate seat

Republican combat veteran James, Democratic incumbent Stabenow vie for Senate seat in Michigan
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Warren, GOP challenger Diehl to face off in second debate

The second debate between two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts _ Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl _ is set to take place in the western part of the state
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Former infielder David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

David Bell hired as manager of Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around team that skidded to 67-95 record and last-place finish in NL Central
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Combat vet James, incumbent Stabenow vie for Senate seat

Republican combat veteran James, Democratic incumbent Stabenow vie for Senate seat in Michigan
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Texas troopers to ride some school buses for safety week

Texas troopers will be riding in or following some school buses this week in an effort to make sure other drivers are obeying traffic laws related to transporting students
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"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

Health workers say they are seeing signs of mental fatigue in residents more than a week after Michael, and problems could continue as a short-term disaster turns into a long-term recovery that will take years
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Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is trying to rally supporters in what may be the toughest election he's faced yet
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Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with Israel

Jordan's King Abdullah II says he has decided not to renew parts of his country's landmark peace treaty with Israel
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