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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

Racial disparities seen in Conn. police use of stun gun weapons

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the … 0

AG Healey investigating cost of hepatitis C drug

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BOSTON — The Massachusetts attorney general’s office said Wednesday that it is investigating whether the makers of a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C are violating state law by pricing the drugs too high. Attorney General Maura Healey on … 0

Dancer who lost leg in marathon attack will run it this year

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BOSTON — A professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings says she’s training to run this year’s race: all 26.2 miles of it. Adrianne Haslet-Davis said Wednesday she’ll run to help raise money … 0

Grid operator flags pipeline constraints

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BOSTON — With New England increasingly dependent on natural gas and the region moving to a “hybrid fleet” featuring more renewable power generators, power prices and system reliability are directly tied into the ability to move lower-priced gas … 0

State/Region Briefs

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Health, firearms, tanning salon bills on House agenda BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo publicly addressed House members Wednesday about his priorities for the six months of formal sessions remaining for the 2015-2016 General Court. In the short … 0

Medics beat blizzard to make kidney transplant happen

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she finally got the call from her doctors Saturday that they had found a perfect match in South Carolina. … 0

Baker seeks $5M to address chronic unemployment

Monday, January 25, 2016

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker says his upcoming state budget request will include $5 million to address chronic unemployment. The program announced Monday includes the creation of an economic opportunity fund to provide job training and career opportunities for people who face barriers to employment. It would also … 0

Women committed for detox will no longer be imprisoned

Monday, January 25, 2016

BOSTON — Massachusetts women civilly committed for substance abuse treatment will no longer be sent to prison and instead will be referred to one of the 60 new state hospital beds slated to open this year under a … 0

State/Region Briefs

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Springfield firefighters uncover marijuana growing operation SPRINGFIELD — Firefighters dispatched to a blaze over the weekend were surprised by the discovery of a marijuana growing operation located inside the burning home. The Springfield Republican reports the fire was … 0

28 dead after massive East Coast storm

Sunday, January 24, 2016

NEW YORK — Brilliant sunshine and gently rising temperatures followed the mammoth blizzard that paralyzed Washington and set a single-day snowfall record in New York City, enabling millions to dig out Sunday and enjoy the winter. The timing … 0