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Today at 04:57AM
Jury deliberates case of man charged with asthmatic's death

BOSTON (AP) - Jurors have started deliberating in an unusual legal case in which a Boston man faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly causing the death of an asthmatic man fleeing gunfire.

Today at 03:57AM
Union vows fight in MBTA overhaul efforts

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker's efforts to overhaul the MBTA have hit a roadblock with the transit agency's largest employees union, which has vowed to sue the state, or petition the federal government to cut off millions of dollars in transit aid, if a key provision of the plan is approved by lawmakers.

Today at 03:22AM
Police: Man dies of CO exposure at Bourne business

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 62-year-old man has died of carbon monoxide poisoning suffered at the offices of a Bourne modular homes business, while an officer who responded to the scene was evaluated at the hospital.

Today at 03:10AM
Man charged with raping children says accusers are lying

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - The trial of a western Massachusetts man charged with sexually assaulting three children is winding down.

May 27
Prosecutors seek 7 years for Boston Marathon bomber's friend

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might have prevented a university police officer's shooting death by helping authorities find Tsarnaev instead of helping him, the officer's family said in a court filing Wednesday.

May 27
Feds: Defense lawyer offered money to hate crime victim

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston defense attorney offered cash to the victim of a hate crime and urged the man not to cooperate further with state and U.S. law enforcement officials, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 27
Kraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on "Deflategate"

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds Wednesday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn't appeal the Patriots' punishment for using underinflated footballs.

May 27
Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.

May 27
Natalie Portman urges Harvard grads to take chances

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Actress Natalie Portman has advised graduating Harvard seniors to use their inexperience to their advantage.

May 27
Lawyer charged with witness tampering in hate crime case

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston defense attorney is accused of offering the victim of a hate crime money and urging that he avoid cooperating with law enforcement authorities.

May 27
Water main break disrupts water service to Brockton

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Officials in Brockton have declared a state of emergency after a water main break interrupted service tens of thousands of residents in the city and nearby Whitman.

May 27
Twins' win streak reaches 5 with 6-4 victory over Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One week into the season, things looked bleak for the Minnesota Twins.

May 27
Coast Guard and NOAA investigating NH oil spill

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) AAA" The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are continuing to clean up oily water discharged from a ship into the Piscataqua River.

May 27
Rocky, a 6-foot alligator, gets a new home in Massachusetts

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - A 6-foot alligator named Rocky has gotten a new home after his owner decided he was too big to handle.