1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:58

Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black Roman Catholic priest in America.The pontiff on Wednesday declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton, of Quincy, to be "venerable." The Diocese of Springfield announced that the designation means that Tolton lived a life of "heroic virtue."Tolton was ...

4 arrested in connection with assault after playoff game

Hockey 05/15/19, 08:44

Transit police in Massachusetts say four people have been arrested in connection with an assault just hours after the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a playoff game.Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police posted surveillance images of five suspects online, many wearing Bruins clothing, and announced Wednesday that based on ...

Update: Flood reaches record level at Quad Cities

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:54

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:30 p.m.The Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois has reached a new record high.James Fontenoy, 49 of Davenport helps sandbag in front of his friends mother's house as water is pumped out of her basement on ...

New England seeing a huge spike in beached sea turtles

Science 03/28/19, 00:15

At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper.These were the first tentative steps toward a return to the ocean for this juvenile nicknamed Honey ...

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