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Today at 05:48AM
Suspect facing many charges after police chase

DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Vermont man faces a variety of charges after a police pursuit in Massachusetts.

Today at 04:52AM
New justice to join Massachusetts high court

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is set to administer the oath of office to the newest member of the state's highest court.

Today at 04:35AM
Report: Many state boards should be eliminated

BOSTON (AP) - )Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant.

Today at 04:07AM
MBTA reports overall drop in crime so far in 2014

BOSTON (AP) - The MBTA is reporting a drop in the overall rate of serious crime during the first six months of the year, though the number of aggravated assaults on the Boston-area transit system was higher than in the same period a year ago.

Today at 03:11AM
Pastor angry after church vandalized

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Police are asking for the public's help as they try to find out who vandalized a Quincy church.

Today at 02:40AM
Invasive beetle found in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - An invasive and destructive beetle has been found at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.

Today at 02:22AM
Legislature holds final formal meeting of year

BOSTON (AP) - It could be a long day for state legislators as they rush to complete work on several proposed new laws.

Jul 30
Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

NEW YORK (AP) - 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

Jul 30
Massachusetts lawmakers weigh PAC disclosure bill

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs.

Jul 30
Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher has challenged the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult.

Jul 30
Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari.

Jul 30
Kennedy cousin Skakel: Spending time with family

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel said Wednesday he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial in his murder case.

Jul 30
State economy outpaced US in 2nd quarter

BOSTON (AP) - A new report says the Massachusetts economy grew at a solid clip in the second quarter of 2014, rebounding from a weak first quarter.

Jul 30
Boston protesters to rally against gas pipeline

BOSTON (AP) - Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline through the western part of the state are gathering in Boston.

Jul 30
Patrick to sign new abortion clinic bill

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to sign a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Jul 30
PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Billy Starr was living at his father's house - sometimes in a tent in the backyard - in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod.

Jul 30
Firefighters battle blaze in East Boston

BOSTON (AP) - A six-alarm fire in the East Boston neighborhood has been brought under control.

Jul 30
Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Connecticut man has died in a motorcycle crash in western Massachusetts.

Jul 30
Boston mayor defends convicted ex-probation boss

BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin Walsh came to the defense of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien, who was convicted last week of federal charges that he rigged the department's hiring process to favor politically connected applicants.

Jul 30
Man pleads guilty in child porn case

BOSTON (AP) - A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Jul 30
Homeless man accused of burning food truck

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A homeless man who told police he was hungry faces charges after allegedly breaking into a food truck in Westfield before setting it on fire.

Jul 30
Market Basket managers turn up heat on chain

BOSTON (AP) - Managers of Market Basket supermarkets are repeating their threat to quit if ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas is not reinstated.