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Today at 06:39AM
Symmetry Medical to close Avilla orthopedic implant facility

AVILLA, Ind. (AP) - A company that makes orthopedic implants and medical instruments says it's closing its northeastern Indiana plant, threatening the jobs of nearly 130 people.

Today at 06:31AM
Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a June 2013 killing.

Today at 06:15AM
Voting under way in 2 Massachusetts House races

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) - Polls in two Massachusetts legislative districts are open as voters choose successors for ex-lawmakers who joined Gov. Charlie Baker's administration.

Today at 06:14AM
Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Free agent running back Stevan Ridley is visiting the Miami Dolphins, who are in the market for a backup to Lamar Miller.

Today at 06:03AM
Computer expert: Tsarnaev's brother searched for bomb parts

BOSTON (AP) - A computer expert testifying in the Boston Marathon bombing trial says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) older brother did Internet searches on bombing components in the weeks before the 2013 terror attack.

Today at 05:52AM
Anti-gun billboard coming down, replaced by dozens elsewhere

BOSTON (AP) - A giant anti-gun billboard that's stood along the Massachusetts Turnpike for 20 years is coming down, but its message is being spread to three dozen new locations.

Today at 05:44AM
Patriots owner Kraft takes stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft has taken the stand in the murder trial of his former player Aaron Hernandez.

Today at 05:19AM
Aaron Hernandez trial resumes after another juror note

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Testimony has resumed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after the judge received another note from a juror.

Today at 05:18AM
TowerBrook to buy women's clothing brand J.Jill

NEW YORK (AP) - Woman's clothing retailer J.Jill said Tuesday that it is being acquired by an investment management firm.

Today at 05:10AM
Pittsfield jeweler sentenced for defrauding customers

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield jeweler who defrauded his customers out of $350,000 to fuel his gambling and drug addictions has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Today at 04:21AM
Boston University alumnus gives $50M gift to school

BOSTON (AP) - Boston University has renamed its business school after an alumnus who made his fortune in the retail industry and donated $50 million, the largest gift in university history.

Today at 03:58AM
Peabody man charged in ex-wife's death arraigned in hospital

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - A Peabody man charged with killing his ex-wife was held without bail at his arraignment in a hospital room.

Today at 03:35AM
Maine skilled nursing facility agrees to pay $1.2M to feds

BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Maine elderly living center has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations of inflated Medicare claims for rehabilitation therapy.

Today at 03:20AM
Weather delays USS Constitution's restoration project

BOSTON (AP) - Even the planned three-year restoration project of the USS Constitution was affected by this winter's record-setting snowfall in the Boston area.

Today at 02:42AM
Man sent to prison for fake emergency calls to dispatchers

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for making several false emergency calls to Connecticut dispatchers.

Today at 02:37AM
Ex-nursing home worker convicted of assault on patient

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A former Berkshire County nursing home employee charged with sexually assaulting a bedridden patient under his care has been convicted of two charges, but acquitted of the most serious charge he faced.

Today at 01:59AM
8-year-old girl only witness in stabbing death of father

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl is the only witness in the weekend stabbing death of her father in Worcester.

Mar 30
Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president

WASHINGTON (AP) AAA" Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.

Mar 30
Committee will study ways to close wage gap in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts should be a national leader in narrowing the wage gap between men and women in the workforce, state Treasurer Deb Goldberg said Tuesday in announcing the creation of a new statewide advisory committee to devise strategies for improving wage equality.