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Today at 06:31AM
Massachusetts high school graduation rate improves

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts education officials say the state's high school graduation rate is up to 86.1 percent, with some of the strongest gains among minority and low-income students.

Today at 06:17AM
A sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeast

A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm:

Today at 06:13AM
Howling blizzard slams Boston area; New York mostly spared

BOSTON (AP) - A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.

Today at 05:35AM
Storm breaches seawall in Massachusetts, home damaged

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say the storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield.

Today at 05:26AM
Boston police bring doctors, nurses to work during storm

BOSTON (AP) - Several doctors and nurses at Boston's top hospitals made it to work during the blizzard thanks to police.

Today at 05:25AM
Amtrak resumes limited service as storm conditions ease

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Amtrak says limited service is resuming between New York and Albany, New York, as storm conditions ease.

Today at 04:41AM
Not many people in Massachusetts shelters

BOSTON (AP) - Not many people are taking advantage of the dozens of emergency shelters set up around Massachusetts for people left without power during the blizzard.

Today at 04:15AM
Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but there was no danger to the public.

Today at 04:15AM
Storm forces 2-day delay of jury selection in marathon trial

BOSTON (AP) - Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been delayed for two days because of a blizzard.

Today at 04:11AM
Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

BOSTON (AP) - A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

Today at 03:54AM
Northeast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm

Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.

Today at 03:46AM
Massachusetts reactor shuts down during storm

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Officials at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth say the facility was forced to shut down during the blizzard but there was no danger to the public.

Today at 03:26AM
Air travelers stranded as Logan remains closed for snowstorm

BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Logan International Airport remains closed, frustrating air travelers who found themselves stranded in the snowstorm.

Today at 03:20AM
Chism lawyers appeal release of interrogation

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and killing his math teacher have appealed a judge's decision to make public the video of the suspect's police interrogation.