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EMS bike ride traveling through Maryland on way to Virginia

BALTIMORE (AP) - A group of more than 100 emergency medical service workers is biking through Maryland and on to Virginia.

May 21
Police: Stray bullets fired into bedroom of 5-year-old girl

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say officers responding to a call of shots fired found that bullets ripped through the bedroom of a 5-year-old girl in Brockton.

May 21
Massachusetts veterinary clinic funds police dog equipment

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (AP) - Clients of a suburban New Bedford veterinary clinic donated nearly $1,000 to help fund equipment for a local police dog.

May 21
New UMass system president receives yearly perks in contract

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a former congressman and UMass-Lowell chancellor will keep more than $232,000 in potential yearly perks throughout his new five-year contract as president of the UMass system.

May 21
Senate approves fiscal oversight board for transit agency

BOSTON (AP) - The state Senate has backed Gov. Charlie Baker's plans to overhaul public transit by unanimously approving the creation of a financial control board for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

May 21
Massachusetts Senate passes $38 billion state budget

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $38 billion state budget.

May 21
Slumping Red Sox fall to Rangers, Rodriguez 3-1

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings.

May 21
MA Lottery

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - These Massachusetts lotteries were drawn Thursday:

May 21
Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

BOSTON (AP) - IndyCar racing is coming to Boston.

May 21
Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty to witness intimidation

BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting the man in the face.

May 21
Doctors group issues guidelines on pain medications

BOSTON (AP) - A group representing 25,000 doctors in Massachusetts issued new guidelines Thursday for prescribing pain medication, citing an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.

May 21
Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

HONOLULU (AP) - As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.

May 21
Meeting on northern Maine national park plan turns heated

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) - A discussion about a proposed national park east of Baxter State Park turned heated during a public meeting in northern Maine.

May 21
New shops at Foxwoods expand entertainment beyond gambling

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Foxwoods Resort Casino and a retail outlet opened a $129 million shopping center Thursday to throw some elbows in a crowded market, draw more visitors, make a play for younger gamblers and promote an enterprise that's increasingly an entertainment destination rather than a gambling mecca.

May 21
Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag Thursday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to spend $4 million to study the expansion.

May 21
Dr. Beach's best beaches list for summer 2015

Here is the top 10 list of best beaches for summer 2015 as rated by Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University specializing in environment and coastal studies. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, issues the list annually using criteria including safety, cleanliness and accessibility.

May 21
Massachusetts House speaker stuck in school during lockdown

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy whose boast of having a gun led to a lockdown at a Massachusetts high school during a visit by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and another lawmaker.

May 21
Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.