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Today at 03:34AM
Homeless numbers in Massachusetts on the rise

BOSTON (AP) - A federal report says the homeless population in Massachusetts increased faster than in any other state in the nation since 2007, even as overall homelessness in the country declined.

Today at 02:38AM
Drug ring's 'money man' gets 3 years in prison

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a multi-million dollar drug ring that brought heroin from New York City to western Massachusetts.

Today at 02:08AM
Child rape suspect returning to Massachusetts

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts.

Today at 02:02AM
Menino to lie in state at historic Faneuil Hall

BOSTON (AP) - The people of Boston will get their chance to pay final respects to former Mayor Tom Menino.

Today at 01:30AM
Menino to lie in state at Faneuil Hall

BOSTON (AP) - The people of Boston will get their chance to pay final respects to Mayor Tom Menino.

Today at 12:01AM
Vermont Yankee to test emergency sirens

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is going to be testing its emergency sirens in three states.

Oct 30
Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.

Oct 30
Late ex-Mayor Menino hailed for service to Boston

Thomas Menino, the former mayor of Boston who died Thursday, was remembered as a tireless advocate of the city he led for 20 years.

Oct 30
Audit of Massachusetts lottery finds problem areas

BOSTON (AP) - A state audit of the Massachusetts State Lottery has found several areas of potential abuse that lottery officials are already taking measures to remedy.

Oct 30
5 things to know about Democrat Martha Coakley

BOSTON (AP) - She's one of the best-known political figures in Massachusetts, elected to top law enforcement posts four times over the past 16 years.

Oct 30
Ex-mayor hailed for service to Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Reaction to the death of former Boston mayor Thomas Menino:

Oct 30
Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

BOSTON (AP) - Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71.

Oct 30
Spokeswoman: Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

BOSTON (AP) - Spokeswoman: Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71.

Oct 30
General Electric pans EPA's plan to clean up river

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - General Electric Co. has sharply criticized the federal government's $619 million proposal to clean chemicals from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield and other communities downstream.

Oct 30
'McCarthys' inspired by creator's modern family

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.

Oct 30
Truck driver avoids jail in Webster hit-and-run

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) - A Dracut truck driver has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian who later died.

Oct 30
Marine wants new charges in Iraq war crime tossed

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - Defense lawyers for a Marine who is being retried in a major Iraq war crime case asked a military judge to remove himself, calling him biased and unfair.

Oct 30
GE critical of EPA's plan to clean Housatonic

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - General Electric Co. has issued a sharply worded and highly critical response to the federal government's $619 million, 13-year proposal to clean toxic chemicals from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield and other communities downstream.

Oct 30
Sterling in shock over official's sudden death

STERLING, Mass. (AP) - The small central Massachusetts town of Sterling is in shock after the sudden and unexpected death of its town administrator.

Oct 30
Man struck, killed by train in Belchertown

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 38-year-old man has been struck and killed by a freight train in Belchertown.

Oct 30
4 admit to taking bribes from cabbies at Logan

BOSTON (AP) - Four Massachusetts Port Authority employees have pleaded guilty to taking bribes from cab drivers and letting them cut ahead of other taxis to pick up fares at Logan International Airport.