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BROOKLINE, Mass. — The spirited sport known as parkour that treats the world as one big obstacle course is gaining traction outside of the urban enthusiasts whose YouTube-worthy acrobatics spread its popularity.
NEW YORK — Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on.
Grammy-nominated country singer Jo Dee Messina has always maintained a close relationship with her fans. Most recently, they funded her upcoming album, “My Time, Our Music,” through a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $100,000.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — It takes a little effort to find backbar, hidden at the end of a dark hallway off a small alley just outside Boston. But once you take a seat in the cozy space and someone sets down a ramekin of spicy caramel popcorn and a craft cocktail, you may never want to leave.
Nineteen-year-old Maria Romero-Morfin was born four months premature. It was the first of many obstacles the Chandler-Gilbert Community College student would face in her path to Harvard University, where she will be attending next fall.
SPENCER, Mass. — For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Eight monasteries — six in Belgium and one each in Holland and Austria — produce the only beer recognized by the International Trappist Association as authentic Trappist beer.
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter I put my relationship to the ultimate test: a romantic ski vacation.
“If you’re a conservative and stop to rescue victims in a car accident like Mitt Romney’s son did, you’re mocked and ridiculed by those on the left. If you’re a liberal and kill someone with your car, then run away, you’re elected senator of Massachusetts like Ted Kennedy!”
BRAINTREE, Mass. — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identify the culprits who don't clean up after their pets.
I was 4 ½ years old when I delivered my first news report.
LOS ANGELES — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
NEW YORK — Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn't know why some of its turkeys wouldn't plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year.
If you travel with your dog and prefer small inns and B&Bs over chain hotels, it can be frustrating that so few allow pets. If you listen to some innkeepers' stories, though, you may wonder why any of them do.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
Once again we are being told about the shenanigans of Republican Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.
NEW YORK — It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!
In a game of miscues, it was Notre Dame Prep that made the big play for its third win in the last four tries.
A Mesa father is trying to track down the good Samaritan who helped his son after he was injured by a hit and run driver.
Massachusetts native and professional comedian Bill Burr is known for his acerbic wit and willingness to venture into controversial topics and opinions during his standup routines and on his podcast.
Gilbert’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community meeting to come up with programming for a local facility.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
The monthly family-friendly event is back in downtown Chandler, hosting more than 50 local artists, musicians and live entertainment.
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, various civil rights groups are taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.