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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.
PHOENIX (AP) - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time.
BOSTON (AP) - Many of the first 100 prospective jurors questioned in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have said they can't be impartial because they already believe he's guilty or have a personal connection to the attack that would make it difficult to be objective.
BOSTON (AP) - One prospective juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has expressed sympathy for Tsarnaev and said she could not sentence him to death.
BOSTON (AP) - A deadline is approaching for applicants interested in vying for Massachusetts' final resort casino license.
PHOENIX (AP) - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police have arrested a Connecticut man they say stole almost $300 worth of energy drinks from an East Longmeadow supermarket.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he found.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday's Super Bowl.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors heard grim testimony Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez, who has been portrayed by his lawyers as a man with "the world at his feet" and no reason to kill.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell.