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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. gestures before speaking at the National Press Club in Washington. A coveted but coy Warren is for now staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest, frustrating Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ supporters while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Warren’s hard choice: Clinton or Sanders?

Monday, February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda. On the eve of today’s New Hampshire primary, both contenders would love to win the backing of the Democratic senator from next-door Massachusetts. Warren’s … 0

Cape Cod set for foot of snow in blizzard conditions, while local area sees little accumulation

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 … 0

Mass. bill would let addicts turn in drugs without fear of prosecution

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Special kiosks set up at some police stations collect unwanted and unused prescription medication, and some departments accept unwanted guns and ammunition on dedicated takeback days. Massachusetts police departments could next become a point for addicts seeking recovery to turn in unwanted heroin and other drugs, without the threat of prosecution, … 0

State briefs

Friday, February 5, 2016

Salem Witch Museum loses bid for witch trials book SALEM — Officials at a museum in Salem say they weren’t able to get their hands on a psalm book once owned by a judge in the city’s famed … 0

Vermont Yankee won’t promise to pay if nuclear waste pads need to be moved

Thursday, February 4, 2016

VERNON, Vt. — Entergy Nuclear officials refused to give a financial promise that it would cover any additional costs if its choice of location for a new spent fuel pad creates costly problems during Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning. The decision, which could have ramifications into the millions of dollars, … 0

Bald eagle population is soaring in Boston

Friday, February 5, 2016

BOSTON — People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren’t hallucinating — there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts … 0

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off ahead of NH primary

Friday, February 5, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political … 0

State/Region Briefs

Friday, February 5, 2016

Senate debates overhaul of Massachusetts open records law BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate has approved an overhaul of a public records law that critics have called among the most outdated and cumbersome in the nation. The bill passed on a 35-0 vote Thursday would establish new timetables for … 0

Too good to be true

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It seemed too good to be true: An old wooden desk carved with the initials “JFK” from the private school in Connecticut where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy. That’s because it was. The desk was the … 0

Justice Robert Cordy of state’s high court to retire

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Justice Robert Cordy of state’s high court to retire BOSTON — Robert Cordy, an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court since 2001, announced Wednesday he would retire in August, giving Republican Gov. Charlie Baker the opportunity … 0

Legislature to weigh amendments to state constitution

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — A so-called “millionaire tax” will be among several proposed constitutional amendments before lawmakers when the Massachusetts House and Senate meet in a joint session. It’s unclear if Wednesday’s constitutional convention will debate the proposed 4 percent surtax on individuals with annual incomes above $1 million. The … 0

State and Region Briefs, Feb. 3

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Northampton settles with man who alleged police misconduct NORTHAMPTON — The city of Northampton has agreed to pay more than $52,000 to a man who said police used excessive force and wrongfully arrested him outside a bar two … 0

State and Region Briefs, Feb. 2

Monday, February 1, 2016

Legislator fighting ‘swatting’ calls gets targeted by one MELROSE — A U.S. representative said she and her family were the victims of a so-called “swatting” attack — the very kind of bogus emergency call she has filed legislation … 0