This Just In...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Alyssa Merkle is taking a few days off from classes at UConn to cheer on her New England Patriots.
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly said she's not running for president in 2016, but that isn't discouraging her most ardent supporters.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl - he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes.
PHOENIX (AP) - A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Boston's mayor didn't want to ante up, but Providence's mayor is all in.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother, a judge ruled Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that even if no competitive advantage was gained, the New England Patriots could face increased penalties if the NFL investigation finds they violated rules by deflating footballs in the AFC championship game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Juan Agudelo has returned to the New England Revolution after a one-year absence.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.
PHOENIX (AP) - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time.
BOSTON (AP) - Many of the more than 100 prospective jurors questioned in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have said they can't be impartial because they already believe he's guilty or have a personal connection to the attack that would make it difficult to be objective.
BOSTON (AP) - One prospective juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has expressed sympathy for Tsarnaev and said she could not sentence him to death.
BOSTON (AP) - A gambling company looking to develop a resort at the Brockton Fairgrounds has applied for the final casino license in Massachusetts.