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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
Baker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate

BOSTON (AP) - Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate Tuesday in Massachusetts.

Oct 21
Hernandez on track for May trial in double killing

BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges.

Oct 21
Hernandez lawyers in court in double slaying

BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May 2015 trial in Boston on two murder charges.

Oct 21
Clawson: Wolford to start at QB for Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Wake Forest's woeful offense can take some solace in this: At least the Demon Deacons still have their quarterback.

Oct 21
Clawson: Wolford to start at QB for Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson says quarterback John Wolford has shown no signs of a concussion and will start this week against Boston College.

Oct 21
Snowden: Bombing shows limits of mass surveillance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance.

Oct 21
Casino firms spend heavily to fight repeal of law

BOSTON (AP) - Casino companies that have been awarded licenses in Massachusetts donated $4.5 million this month to a group fighting repeal of the state's casino gambling law, according to campaign finance records.

Oct 21
Horse owners tap racing exec for Suffolk Downs bid

BOSTON (AP) - Local horse owners and trainers have enlisted a longtime racing executive to help coordinate their effort to keep thoroughbred races going at Suffolk Downs, the region's lone remaining track.

Oct 21
Snowden pans mass surveillance in Harvard talk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who revealed details about the government's widespread surveillance operations, told a Harvard Law professor that the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance.

Oct 21
Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high

BOSTON (AP) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.