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Today at 01:51PM
Mail workers appeal to Harvard president

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The postal workers' union wants Harvard University's president to oppose a deal between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service that offers services in some stores or resign her seat on the office supply chain's board.

Today at 11:30AM
4 New England states in top 10 for efficiency

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Four New England states have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for their energy efficiency efforts.

Today at 11:21AM
Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.

Today at 10:56AM
Hearing postponed on new trial in probation case

BOSTON (AP) - A motion hearing has been postponed at which former Massachusetts probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies were set to argue before a federal judge that their convictions in a job-rigging case should be thrown out or a new trial ordered.

Today at 10:51AM
State awards subway car contract to Chinese firm

BOSTON (AP) - A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low.

Today at 10:36AM
US returns dozens of stolen artifacts to Peru

DENVER (AP) - Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics.

Today at 10:35AM
Regulators consider future of Maine shrimp fishery

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators are gathering findings to determine if there will be a commercial season for the Gulf of Maine's northern shrimp next year.

Today at 10:00AM
Coakley: No immediate plans to seek graduated tax

BOSTON (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley and Republican rival Charlie Baker sparred Wednesday over tax policy, with Coakley insisting that she would seek to raise taxes only as a last resort and has no immediate plans to seek a graduated income tax in Massachusetts.

Today at 09:57AM
Titans sign tight end with Ayers' trade finalized

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans have signed tight end Richard Gordon, filling the roster spot freed up by trading linebacker Akeem Ayers to the Patriots.