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Today at 04:54AM
Fitchburg man charged with stabbing neighbor's dog

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Fitchburg man used a steak knife to stab a neighbor's pit bull 10 times, injuring the dog so severely it had to be euthanized.

Today at 04:31AM
Islam critic invited by Yale group, meets protests

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Muslim women's advocate critical of Islam has brought her message to Yale University where she was warmly greeted by her audience and by protests days earlier.

Today at 04:27AM
Ex-congressman resigns from medical pot company

BOSTON (AP) - A former Massachusetts congressman says he has stepped down as president of a medical marijuana company that sued the state after its application to open three dispensaries was rejected.

Today at 03:45AM
Twin sisters face medical fraud charges

BOSTON (AP) - Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have been charged with stealing more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services.

Today at 03:10AM
Massachusetts paratrooper being laid to rest

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Residents of Northborough are being asked to line the streets to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan.

Today at 02:59AM
Guard charged with bringing drugs into prison

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A prison guard, an inmate and the inmate's mother face charges in connection with a scheme to bring drugs into the Souza-Baranowski maximum security prison in Shirley.

Today at 02:25AM
Cruise ship passengers bolster Portland's economy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - City officials say the number of passengers scheduled to sail into Portland on cruise ships this year is up 15 percent over last year, providing a valuable boost to the area's economy.

Today at 02:02AM
Ex-chief in Uzi death case in more legal trouble

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble.

Sep 15
Gov. Patrick heading to London for trade mission

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is spending the day zipping around London as part of his latest trade mission.

Sep 15
State police cruiser struck, driver charged

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A 25-year-old man has been charged with operating under the influence after state police say he crashed into a cruiser in Worcester.

Sep 15
Suspect in 2 Boston rapes pleads not guilty

BOSTON (AP) - A Dedham man charged with raping two women a decade ago has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $500,000 bail.

Sep 15
Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.