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Today at 05:50AM
Head of Boston chamber of commerce stepping down

BOSTON (AP) - Paul Guzzi (GUH'-zee) is stepping down as president and chief executive of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, one of the region's more influential business groups.

Today at 05:03AM
Boston woman admits to giving illegal injections

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman has been convicted of performing buttock and lip injections with a substance intended only for external uses and without a medical license.

Today at 04:47AM
Report faults Amherst and UMass for party problems

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds.

Today at 04:28AM
Massachusetts teen's lawyer seeks police messages

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body.

Today at 04:02AM
Octogenarian accounts gets 3 years of probation

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - An 86-year-old accountant from Agawam has been convicted of embezzling $400,000 from a company after being hired to prepare its tax returns.

Today at 03:51AM
Police: Driver flees after Lewiston-Portland chase

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police are looking for a woman they say led police on a high-speed car chase from Lewiston to Portland.

Today at 03:26AM
Danvers teen's lawyer seeks police communications

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A lawyer for the Danvers teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body.

Sep 18
Census: Poverty down but so are wages in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Fewer Mainers were living in poverty in 2013 compared to the year before, but family income dropped as well, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

Sep 18
Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.

Sep 18
Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) - Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.

Sep 18
41 charged in ring that brought drugs to Syracuse

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say 41 people have been indicted in connection with drug pipelines bringing heroin and cocaine to Syracuse.

Sep 18
5 free things to see in Western Massachusetts

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Whether you're visiting the region's many colleges or just playing tourist, Western Massachusetts is an interesting destination. There are towns dating back three centuries, main streets that seem simultaneously old-fashioned and trendy, and lots of bucolic rural scenery, from small farms to fall foliage. The area is about a two-hour drive from Boston and three hours from New York City.

Sep 18
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:

Sep 18
Analyst: Mohegan Sun faces peril in loss to Wynn

BOSTON (AP) - Mohegan Sun faces financial peril after losing out to Wynn Resorts in its bid to open a casino in the Boston-area, a Moody's Investor Service analysis warns.

Sep 18
Regulators hope to save thoroughbred horse racing

BOSTON (AP) - State gambling regulators say they'll look for ways to preserve thoroughbred horse racing in the state now that Suffolk Downs is set to close later this month.

Sep 18
Rulings coming soon on Tsarnaev trial delay, venue

BOSTON (AP) - A judge on Thursday said he expects to rule soon on whether to move Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial out of Massachusetts and whether to delay it by almost a year.

Sep 18
Supermarket feud tied to monthly job figures

BOSTON (AP) - The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday that several thousand jobs were lost in August, largely because of "temporary employment disruptions" in the retail sector.

Sep 18
Final primary results reflect low turnout

BOSTON (AP) - Final official results from the Massachusetts primary election show fewer than 20 percent of eligible voters participated.