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Today at 01:49PM
Massachusetts fire that killed 2 boys was accident

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts fire marshal says an apartment fire that killed two boys was an accident caused by an electrical wiring failure.

Today at 01:24PM
Legal petition seeks NY ban on outdated rail cars

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A coalition of environmental groups and city residents filed a legal petition on Tuesday seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany, citing their history of rupturing and exploding in a series of catastrophic derailments.

Oct 20
School bus operator charged with drunken driving

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A school bus operator has been charged with driving drunk while transporting high school cross-country runners home from a meet.

Oct 20
Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission will have to wait a little bit longer to return to the United States.

Oct 20
Gubernatorial candidates meet with Boston clergy

BOSTON (AP) - Candidates in the closely contested race for governor stopped at an inner-city church Monday to share their policies on issues critical to Boston and other urban centers in Massachusetts with large and potentially decisive voting blocs.

Oct 20
Pastor named in Haiti sexual abuse lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Jesuit priest who was once Fairfield University's chaplain has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenager a decade ago in Haiti at a now-defunct charity school whose founder is serving a prison sentence for molesting boys.

Oct 20
First aquaculture project in federal waters soon

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Federal officials say the first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the East Coast is likely to begin in the spring off of Nantucket.

Oct 20
Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

BOSTON (AP) - At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.

Oct 20
Massachusetts gas prices drop 9 cents per gallon

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts gas prices continued their downward spiral, dropping another 9 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.17.

Oct 20
Springfield man charged in fatal crash

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield police say a man who crashed his car over the weekend, killing one of his passengers, asked officers who responded to the scene to arrest him.

Oct 20
2 killed in unrelated Chelsea shootings

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of the two people fatally shot in Chelsea over the weekend.

Oct 20
Cubist Pharma CEO Bonney will step down Dec. 31

NEW YORK (AP) - Antibiotic maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals said Monday that Michael Bonney will retire as CEO at the end of the year, and the company said it will promote President Robert Perez to take his place.

Oct 20
Newbury church closing after 187-year run

NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - A church in the village of Byfield is closing its doors after almost 200 years.

Oct 20
Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no "special privilege" for the suspect but only protection of his rights.

Oct 20
Danvers marks 1 year since teacher's death

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - It's been one year since Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer was killed and the school plans on honoring the young teacher's memory this week.