Western Massachusetts apple growers say this year’s crop is excellent. Farmers say they had good pollination conditions in May, rain in June when they needed it, and plenty of sun in July and August. Pick-your-own orchards all over the state are open and ready to go.
Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.
There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.
Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.
Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.