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Today at 11:05AM
Volcker critical of delays in namesake rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Friday criticized a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks' risky investments.

Today at 10:58AM
Vermont regulator, FairPoint agree to repair plans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Public Service says FairPoint Communications has agreed to take steps to ensure timely repairs for those most vulnerable who are without phone service while a workers' strike continues.

Today at 09:28AM
Health care signups increasing, but many unpaid

BOSTON (AP) - State officials say the number of people enrolling for insurance through the state's health connector is increasing with a key deadline just days away.

Today at 09:22AM
AP source: Padres to obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan.

Today at 08:34AM
Police charge man in tirade at Whitman church

WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) - Police in Whitman have arrested a man accused of walking into a room full of children at a church and swearing, then smashing a car windshield with a baseball bat in the parking lot.

Today at 07:18AM
Children's Hospital settles over data breach

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $40,000 and bolster its patient data security following a data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 2,100 patients, the state attorney general's office announced Friday.

Today at 06:53AM
Children's Hospital settles data breach allegations

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $40,000 and bolster its patient data security following an alleged data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 2,100 patients.

Today at 06:05AM
Merck begins offer for Cubist shares in $8.4 billion deal

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - The drugmaker Merck is launching its previously-disclosed $8.4 billion offer to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals shares in a deal that aims to strengthen its ability to treat serious infections, an issue drawing growing concern globally.

Today at 06:02AM
Orlando hosts NYC March 8 in opener for MLS expansion teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Orlando City hosts New York City FC on March 8 in the opening game for Major League Soccer's expansion teams.

Today at 04:41AM
Lawyers for Danvers teen seek suppression of evidence

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher have filed a motion seeking to have some statements he made to police dismissed as evidence.

Today at 04:36AM
First Niagara to lay off up to 200 in 4 states

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness.

Today at 04:28AM
Larceny charge vs. Celtics coach to be dismissed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed.