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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Northeast U.S. marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on Jose

Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

Should states make presidential candidates release taxes?

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering requiring presidential candidates to disclose their personal finances before appearing on the primary ballot.


$758.7 million Powerball winner gets extra police protection

Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …


Man denies raping preteen, says she might have raped him

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him …


Vehicle accelerates during auto auction; 3 dead, 9 injured

A vehicle suddenly accelerated at an indoor auto auction and struck several people before it crashed through a wall of the building Wednesday, killing three people and injuring nine others.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer.


Wild turkey dodges rush-hour traffic while crossing Massachusetts highway

A wild turkey is giving thanks after safely making its way across a heavily trafficked Massachusetts interstate during rush hour.


19 students suffer minor injuries in Massachusetts bus crash

Massachusetts State Police say 19 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash.


Massachusetts city weighs call for Trump impeachment probe

The Massachusetts city of Cambridge is weighing whether to call for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. Vice Mayor Marc McGovern has filed a policy order for Monday’s city …


Feds find $20 million cash hidden in Massachusetts box spring

Federal authorities say they have found about $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment as part of the investigation into an internet telecom company …


Democrat Elizabeth Warren to seek re-election to U.S. Senate in 2018

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has told supporters she will run for re-election in 2018.


1st bishop indicted in U.S. on sexual-abuse claim dies at 83

The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during a flood of abuse accusations against church officials has died. Former Bishop of …


WWII veteran’s stolen Purple Heart mysteriously reappears

A Massachusetts man says his father’s World War II Purple Heart stolen earlier this year has been returned, perhaps by a thief who had an “attack of conscience.”


Cape Cod woman finds bracelet of dead Oregon soldier in sand

A woman walking on the beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts found a memorial bracelet in the sand that was engraved with the name of a Portland soldier who was killed …


Archeologists think they found Pilgrims’ original settlement

Archeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.


Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast

A storm system is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in parts of upstate New York.


California voters approve recreational marijuana

Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …


Man behind Massachusetts mall stabbings described as mentally disturbed

A man described by his family as mentally disturbed went on a stabbing rampage hours after leaving a hospital, killing two people and assaulting and stabbing others in a house …


Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling

Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …


Police: 1 hurt, gunman dead, in Mass. workplace shooting

A man shot and injured a former co-worker at a Massachusetts business before killing himself in what police are calling an act of workplace violence.


Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears

Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.


Teen who killed teacher gets life with chance for parole

A teenager who raped and killed his high school math teacher was sentenced Friday to life in prison with eligibility for parole in 40 years.


Outside view: Religious employers can favor members, but not discriminate

Massachusetts law protects gays, others while allowing churches to hire within their faith.


Many states see lottery sales rising during tough economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Even in these tough economic times, many people are feeling lucky. More than half of all states with lotteries have reported rising sales over the past six …