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Patrick to sign $1B convention center upgrade bill

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is set to sign a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Jul 28
Feds discuss changing tribal recognition process

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - The federal Department of the Interior is holding a hearing in Massachusetts on its plan to make it easier for American Indian tribes to gain federal recognition.

Jul 28
Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

Jul 28
Ugly night for Boston: Sox hammered by Jays 14-1

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that'll be playing out the string a little early this season.

Jul 28
Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1

BOSTON (AP) - Melky Cabrera's second homer sailed over the left field wall and smashed a car window across the street.

Jul 28
Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

BOSTON (AP) - They're not castaways, but like the tourists on television's Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expected only a three-hour tour but got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope outside Boston.

Jul 28
Boston whale watchers taking long way home

BOSTON (AP) - Whale watchers on a cruise are taking a long way back to Boston.

Jul 28
Super PAC ad heats up Massachusetts governor race

BOSTON (AP) - The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is criticizing rival Steve Grossman after a super PAC launched an ad attacking Coakley for her opposition to Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to limit individuals to one gun purchase per month.

Jul 28
Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.

Jul 28
Gov. Patrick: I'm hearing support for shelter plan

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick says comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

Jul 28
Suburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings.