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Locals showing their true colors for Fourth

There won’t be any doubt about how much Patti Tombino and Debbie LeBlanc of Lynn love Independence Day. They will be decked out in red, white and blue.

Going on sail Sunday: Marblehead to Halifax

Sailors who’ve been there before say the first 24 hours are the most challenging. Sunday’s historic 36th Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race will be no exception.

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A golden festival of the arts

Marblehead Festival of the Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this July 4 weekend.

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Father and son in good condition following Marblehead boat fire

A father and son whose boat caught on fire Thursday night in Marblehead Harbor are in good condition, and both were released from the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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New Item CEO leaves Lottery a winner

Treasurer Deb Goldberg earlier this year downgraded the state Lottery’s profit estimate and as the fiscal year closes, the agency is on track to meet that revised target on the strength of record sales.

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Today in Sports

Guidi guides more than 50 years of success

WINTHROP — There aren’t many things that are the same today as they were more than 50 years ago. But athletes are still athletes. And coaches are still coaches.  And, after more than 50 years, there is still no place Bob Guidi would rather be than on a sideline somewhere coaching young athletes.

Fecteau hitting it off with Navs

LYNN --  Coming off a solid junior season at Salem State, Richie Fecteau has been one of the North Shore Navigators most reliable hitters this season.

Posted: July 04, 2015
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For Markakis, love of the game continues

Alex Markakis got a close-up look at baseball and fell in love. Watching his cousin Nick Markakis play in the major leagues was a childhood highlight. He jokes about how he wasn’t blessed with the most talent in the family, but that has not stopped him from being a part of the game.

Posted: July 04, 2015
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Fecteau hitting it off with Navs

LYNN --  Coming off a solid junior season at Salem State, Richie Fecteau has been one of the North Shore Navigators most reliable hitters this season.

Posted: July 04, 2015
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Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 8:01 am
Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 7:02 am
Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 4:02 am
Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 9:00 am
Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 12:02 am
Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.

Updated: July 03, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 3:02 am
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

Updated: July 04, 2015 - 2:01 am
Illinois city condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after a central Illinois city condemned the dilapidated building.

Updated: July 03, 2015 - 9:00 pm