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4 minutes ago
Hernandez bid to toss phone evidence continues

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge continued to hear testimony in a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out.

22 minutes ago
New restriction on New England cod fishing debated

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators are debating emergency restrictions to the Gulf of Maine's cod fishery.

40 minutes ago
Audit: Feds overpaid state $106M for Medicaid

BOSTON (AP) - A new audit says the federal government overpaid Massachusetts nearly $106 million in Medicaid reimbursements and recommends that the state be ordered to refund the money.

Today at 09:23AM
Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

BOSTON (AP) - Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.

Today at 08:53AM
Bridgewater State U keeps rape reports secret

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Officials at Bridgewater State University are defending their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus.

Today at 08:41AM
Jury rules that race a factor in bouncer firing

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A jury has sided with a former bouncer at a Dartmouth strip club who said he was fired in part because of his race.

Today at 08:35AM
Buffalo tech firm laying off 70, mostly at HQ

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo-based website designer and service provider says it will lay off about 70 employees, including 50 who work at the company's downtown headquarters.

Today at 07:23AM
New memorial arises at Jack Kerouac's gravesite

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A new memorial has arisen near "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac's burial site.

Sep 30
Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

NEW YORK (AP) - Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.

Sep 30
2 Massachusetts colleges get federal grants

BOSTON (AP) - Two Massachusetts colleges are among 24 nationwide to share in a $75 million Education Department to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.

Sep 30
Dem lawmaker: Low confidence in Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's ability to protect the White House.

Sep 30
PAC drops marketing firm over reporter flap

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A conservative political action group is severing ties with a content marketing firm after some Missouri reporters were offered $250 per article to write for a "Grow Missouri" blog.

Sep 30
Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday against his lawyers' efforts to suppress cellphone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators.

Sep 30
3-alarm blaze damages old Quincy City Hall

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a three-alarm fire inside Quincy's old City Hall may have been started by thieves after copper piping.

Sep 30
Massachusetts pilot to be buried in Colorado

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Sep 30
Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

NEW YORK (AP) - A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival.

Sep 30
Advocates demand chain remove lottery machines

BOSTON (AP) - A public health group is calling on Star Market to remove lottery scratch ticket machines from its Massachusetts stores.

Sep 30
NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

Sep 30
NFL says Chiefs safety should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer.

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL says Chiefs safety should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer.

Sep 30
Slide, prayer by Chiefs player brings big buzz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over New England.

Sep 30
Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

NEW YORK (AP) - Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.

Sep 30
UMass to review use of students as informants

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reviewing a program that allows campus police to use students as drug informants following the heroin overdose death of one such informant.

Sep 30
Saugus man denies role in sex assault on teen

LYNN, Mass. (AP) - The father of one of three teenagers charged in connection with the sexual assault of an incapacitated 16-year-old girl that was posted on social media has been charged with misleading a police investigation.