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Today at 03:58PM
Rangers sign free-agent forward Kevin Hayes

NEW YORK (AP) - Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Today at 03:25PM
New England governors' energy effort on hold

BOSTON (AP) - A nearly year-long effort by New England's governors to collectively address the region's high energy costs is on hold now that some have voiced concerns about the initiative's dual strategy of importing Canadian hydropower and investing in new natural gas pipelines.

Today at 02:58PM
Man faces charges in killings of Lowell brothers

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Lowell.

Today at 02:55PM
Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.

Today at 02:18PM
Brady ready for increased action against Carolina

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters.

Today at 02:15PM
Governor: Grocery chain fight at 'critical point'

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon.

Today at 02:07PM
Baker wants Springfield casino even if law dumped

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - If he wins the governor's office in November and Massachusetts voters also repeal the state's casino gambling law, Republican Charlie Baker says he would then ask the Legislature pass a new law to rescue a planned resort casino in Springfield.

Today at 01:21PM
Advocates bash plan requiring jobs for food stamps

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Advocates for the poor urged Gov. Paul LePage's administration Wednesday to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps.

Today at 12:52PM
CEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week

BOSTON (AP) - The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.

Today at 12:33PM
McCormick files signatures for independent run

BOSTON (AP) - Independent gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick has filed the necessary signatures to earn him a spot on the November ballot in Massachusetts.

Today at 11:48AM
New England govs' regional energy effort in doubt

BOSTON (AP) - A nearly yearlong effort by New England's governors to address the region's soaring energy costs has been put on hold.

Today at 11:32AM
Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Today at 11:12AM
Data: Connecticut, Maine have slow economic growth

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.