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Girl seriously injured in horseback riding accident
GROVELAND - A teenage girl was seriously injured in a horseback riding accident at a private horse farm and riding school in town, according to a statement from local officials.
Hopkinton High becomes first school in Massachusetts to lift mask mandate for the vaccinated
"We're not going to be at a better time than now."
Hopkinton High School is lifting its indoor mask mandate - at least for now.
Violence Strikes, and India's Farmers Want You to See It
A year on, protesters against the country's agricultural laws are taking an increasingly confrontational approach with the country's leaders.
Hundreds of kids and their families are riding a bicycle bus to school in Barcelona
Children joining the bicibus in the Eixample district of Barcelona make their way to school on a recent Friday morning.
Rancho Palos Verdes Officials, Residents Fight Housing Plan
Some vocal residents of a high-end and typically low-key coastal enclave of Los Angeles are ticked off and taking stands against a plan to zone for state-mandated housing meant to ease California's housing shortage.
Some I-93 commuters may begin noticing buses passing them in the breakdown lane. Here's why.
MassDOT is beginning a "bus-on-shoulder" pilot that could allow riders to bypass traffic along one of the Boston area's most congested stretches of highway.
Shaggy, skittish, saved: the Spanish sheep brought back from the brink
very morning a trio of churra lebrijana sheep turn up eagerly for work, toiling away as children head to school and the rush-hour traffic grips the southern Spanish city of Seville.
Trump Organization, Already Under Indictment, Faces New Criminal Inquiry
The investigation, by the Westchester County district attorney's office, increases the legal scrutiny of the former president and his family business.
Taliban Allow Polio Vaccine Program to Restart in Afghanistan
Taliban leaders also agreed to allow women to be frontline workers for the effort, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Satellites reveal the secrets of water-guzzling farms in California
California's farmers are pumping billions of tons of extra water from underground aquifers this year, because of the drought.
But new restrictions on such pumping are coming into force.