(Boston, MA) — Massachusetts veterans have been honored with a ceremony at the State House. Monday Governor Patrick thanked veterans and members of the military for their sacrifices. Gold Star families were honored with bouquets of roses. Veterans Secretary Coleman Nee read the names of nine Massachusetts soldiers who died in Operation Desert Storm. He said many veterans of that conflict continue to suffer from mysterious illnesses.
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.
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