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Today at 11:42AM
Audit: Department overstated child care wait list

BOSTON (AP) - An audit has found that the state Department of Early Education and Care has overstated its child care waiting list by more than 21,000 entries.

Today at 11:42AM
Pats are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - It's unanimous: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the top team in the NFL.

Today at 11:37AM
Olympic champion Douglas back on national team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games.

Today at 11:35AM
Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best teams in the first half.

Today at 11:19AM
Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.

Today at 11:12AM
Detroit's Raiola says he hasn't been fined

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn't been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions' loss to New England on Sunday.

Today at 11:08AM
3 charged in alleged rape, abuse of minor

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Lowell man has been charged with human trafficking and two others with rape and child abuse involving a teenager.

Today at 07:36AM
1 dead, 1 hurt in Boston porch collapse

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say one worker died and a second worker was critically injured when the porch they were installing at the rear of a Boston apartment building collapsed.

Today at 07:30AM
Red Sox finalize agreement with Sandoval

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox finalized their five-year contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings aimed at boosting Boston's offense after a last-place finish in the AL East.

Today at 07:24AM
Ferry disruptions foreseen as storm approaches

BOSTON (AP) - The company that operates ferry service between the Massachusetts mainland and the islands is warning of disruptions as a nor'easter approaches.

Today at 06:47AM
Recipient of double arm transplant happy to hug

BOSTON (AP) - A former college professor who underwent a double arm transplant last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Tuesday that the best thing about the operation is that he's able to hug his loved ones again.

Today at 06:21AM
Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

BOSTON (AP) - Boston's teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete.

Today at 06:13AM
Rain, snow to challenge eastern holiday travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast headed out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow.

Today at 05:58AM
City Council subpoenas Boston University president

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to the president of Boston University to compel him to appear at a hearing on diversity at city colleges.

Today at 05:32AM
Sox tweet is 2nd Boston sports social media flub

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox fans are crying foul over an innocuous tweet that the team acknowledges was ill-timed.

Today at 05:31AM
Boston City Council subpoenas BU president

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to the president of Boston University to compel him to appear at a hearing on diversity at city colleges.

Today at 04:37AM
Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) - Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University's fifth president.

Today at 03:30AM
Bombing victim charity announces 2015 team

BOSTON (AP) - The foundation created in honor of the 8-year-old Massachusetts boy killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings has announced its roster of charity runners for the 2015 race.

Today at 03:01AM
Boston teacher's aide denies touching girl

BOSTON (AP) - An 85-year-old teacher's aide in the Boston schools has been freed on $500 bail after pleading not guilty to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl with autism.

Today at 02:31AM
Massachusetts town renames Christmas vacation

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Christmas vacation is out in one Massachusetts school system, replaced by "holiday break."

Today at 01:44AM
Boston murder case revived by suspect's own letter

BOSTON (AP) - Fears that the man suspected of killing a Northeastern University student would never face trial because the key witness in the case died have been eased because of the suspect's own words.

Today at 12:58AM
2 defendants in crowbar beating her jail time

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A woman who was pregnant when she lured a Huntington man out of his home by saying she was having car trouble so two friends could beat and rob him has been sentenced to a year in jail.