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Sep 15
Gov. Patrick heading to London for trade mission

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is spending the day zipping around London as part of his latest trade mission.

Sep 15
State police cruiser struck, driver charged

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A 25-year-old man has been charged with operating under the influence after state police say he crashed into a cruiser in Worcester.

Sep 15
Suspect in 2 Boston rapes pleads not guilty

BOSTON (AP) - A Dedham man charged with raping two women a decade ago has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $500,000 bail.

Sep 15
Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

Sep 15
Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

NEW YORK (AP) - New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.

Sep 15
Cat Stevens announces 6-city US concert tour

NEW YORK (AP) - New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.

Sep 15
Brothers plead guilty in stolen cooking oil case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Cranston brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell 200,000 gallons of cooking oil stolen from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Sep 15
Democratic Quincy mayor backing GOP's Baker

BOSTON (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has won the backing of the Democratic mayor of Quincy.

Sep 14
Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence, though he might not have made much of a difference.

Sep 14
Run powers Boston College in upset of No. 9 USC

BOSTON (AP) - One week after USC athletic director Pat Haden was fined for going to the sideline to argue with the officials, there was his Boston College counterpart, Brad Bates, helping students over the railing as they stormed the field to celebrate the Eagles' upset of the ninth-ranked Trojans.

Sep 14
Lawyer: Mom in infant remains case was afraid

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) - The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children.

Sep 14
Whale caught in fishing gear freed in Maine

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - A 40-foot-long humpback whale that got caught up in fishing gear off Mount Desert Island has been freed, according to the head of a whale-watching boat.

Sep 14
Special prosecutor appointed in Fall River probe

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether Fall River Mayor William Flanagan used a gun to intimidate a city councilor.

Sep 14
Police: Man recorded women in cafe bathroom

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A New Hampshire man charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts restaurant is scheduled to face a judge.

Sep 14
With Peterson out, Vikings start Asiata at RB

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Asiata will start in Adrian Peterson's place for Minnesota, with the star running back inactive for the Vikings against New England.

Sep 14
Man rescued from Mount Washington

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire authorities say a Massachusetts man spent a cold, rainy night lost on Mount Washington as the temperature dropped into the 30s.

Sep 14
For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Sep 14
Paratrooper from Massachusetts to be laid to rest

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Family and friends of a paratrooper from Northborough killed in Afghanistan will be gathering for calling hours and a funeral in his hometown.

Sep 14
Nantucket fire still keeping emergency crews busy

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - A fire at a landfill in Nantucket has firefighters busy for a second day.

Sep 14
Mass. school at center of treatment controversy

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.

Sep 14
Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

Sep 13
No. 9 USC pushed around in 37-31 loss to BC

BOSTON (AP) - The talented Southern California defensive line was no match for Boston College's running quarterback.