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UConn baseball team adopts 5-year-old battling leukemia

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

Apr 20
Heluva Good cheese packing plant in western NY to close

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) - The Heluva Good cheese packaging plant and country store in Wayne County are shutting down, 90 years after the company's founding.

Apr 20
Jack and Suzy Welch plan book signing at UMass-Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Best-selling business authors Jack and Suzy Welch are scheduled to give a talk and sign copies of their new book at UMass-Amherst.

Apr 20
Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

BOSTON (AP) - Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be - life in prison or the death penalty - as survivors and victims' families weigh in with their views.

Apr 20
A list of the 2015 Pulitzers in journalism and the arts

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners:

Apr 20
Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves.

Apr 20
New England governor head to Connecticut for energy meeting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Five of New England's governors are scheduled to meet in Hartford to advance their efforts looking for regional solutions to costly energy and natural gas pipeline bottlenecks.

Apr 20
Lawmakers want local voters to have say on new casinos

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers voiced support Monday for giving local voters the chance to decide whether a proposed satellite tribal casino can be located in their communities.

Apr 20
Rosenberg: State should help keep overdose drug affordable

BOSTON (AP) - Senate President Stan Rosenberg says Massachusetts should use its purchasing muscle to help ensure that a key drug used to reverse heroin overdoses remains affordable.

Apr 20
2 years after bombings, a festive Boston Marathon mood

BOSTON (AP) - The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events.

Apr 20
Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A reputed mobster told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and could negotiate a sale of each for $500,000, a prosecutor said Monday.