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Oct 21
Ex-probation chief, 2 others seek new trial

BOSTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies are set to argue before a federal judge that their convictions in a job-rigging case should be thrown out or a new trial ordered.

Oct 21
State to award subway car contract to Chinese firm

BOSTON (AP) - The state is set to award a $566 million contract to a Chinese government-owned rail company for new trains for Greater Boston's subway system, the "T."

Oct 21
Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) - A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website should be thrown out because the website didn't write the ads, so it's not liable.

Oct 21
Grandstanding, outsourcing raised in Senate debate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of grandstanding and fear mongering while he accused her of "outsourcing" her independence as they met for their second debate two weeks before Election Day.

Oct 21
Bruins hold off Sharks to win 5-3

BOSTON (AP) - Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Oct 21
Sharks-Bruins Sums

First Period_1, Boston, Marchand 1 (Lucic, Krug), 13:57 (pp). 2, San Jose, Couture 2 (Marleau, Burns), 16:28 (pp). Penalties_Burns, SJ (tripping), 13:02; Marchand, Bos (cross-checking), 15:56.

Oct 21
Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) - A lawyer for Backpage.com told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website should be thrown out because they didn't write the ads, so they're not liable.

Oct 21
Titans trade LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start.

Oct 21
Boston-area man arrested in NC in mom's death

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts authorities say a Boston-area man wanted in the beating death of his mother has been arrested in North Carolina.

Oct 21
Church official pleads guilty in looting case

BOSTON (AP) - A former Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography that he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he looted his church's assets.

Oct 21
Despite problems, Patriots have won 3 straight

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins.

Oct 21
Massachusetts fire that killed 2 boys was accident

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts fire marshal says an apartment fire that killed two boys was an accident caused by an electrical wiring failure.

Oct 21
Legal petition seeks NY ban on outdated rail cars

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A coalition of environmental groups and city residents filed a legal petition on Tuesday seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany, citing their history of rupturing and exploding in a series of catastrophic derailments.

Oct 21
FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation

A nor'easter that arrived Tuesday could deliver the first major test for replacement workers hired by FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with driving rain and strong wind gusts possibly causing service disruptions as more than 1,700 workers remain on strike.

Oct 21
Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements

CHICAGO (AP) - Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found.