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Police seek suspect in attempted kidnapping of boy

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) - Police say they're looking for a Massachusetts man who allegedly tried to abduct a 9-year-old boy.

40 minutes ago
Officials investigate fire believed to be caused by arson

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Officials are investigating a Massachusetts fire they believe was caused by arson.

Today at 04:14AM
Fishing regulators hold hearing in NH on surging crab catch

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) - Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.

Today at 04:14AM
Class of 23 firefighters to graduate from state academy

BOSTON (AP) - Twenty-three firefighters from 16 Massachusetts fire departments are expected to graduate from the state's firefighting academy this week.

Today at 03:30AM
Jazz got next: Utah hosts 1st summer league since 2008

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - While the Utah Jazz Summer League may not have the recent history of the Orlando version or be the massive undertaking that is the Las Vegas event, it's back - and appears will be around for a while.

Today at 03:14AM
Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

Today at 03:14AM
Funeral to be held for state Sen. Thomas Kennedy

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A funeral service is planned for a Brockton lawmaker who won praise as a tireless advocate for seniors and disabled residents.

Jul 5
Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.

Jul 5
Astros lose 2nd straight, 5-4 to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) - Hanley Ramirez's one-handed, two-run homer put an end to a rough two-day stretch for the Houston Astros.

Jul 5
Massachusetts AG awards $300k for summer youth jobs

BOSTON (AP) - More than $300,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 46 organizations for an estimated 200 summer youth jobs across Massachusetts.

Jul 5
Ramirez's 2-run HR lifts Red Sox over Astros 5-4

BOSTON (AP) - Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win.

Jul 5
Massachusetts businesses get break on worker comp costs

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year.