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Gun found near Pittsfield middle school

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Pittsfield police are investigating the discovery of a bag containing a gun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia near a city school, but say there is no evidence students or staff were in danger.

Jan 28
Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs

PHOENIX (AP) - Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring.

Jan 28
Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

PHOENIX (AP) - He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs.

Jan 28
Massachusetts members of Congress to serve on key committees

BOSTON (AP) - Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation have been named to serve as the top Democrats on key U.S. House committees.

Jan 28
Who's who in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial

A list of who's who in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez:

Jan 28
Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez's old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Jan 28
Army Corps releases coastal flood risk management framework

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector.

Jan 28
Boston, buried by 2 feet of snow, bounces back from blizzard

BOSTON (AP) - Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

Jan 28
Brady full practice participant despite cold, ankle problem

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady participated fully in the New England Patriots first Super Bowl practice of the week after coming down with a cold.

Jan 28
Kevin Martin returns to Wolves after 34-game absence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Martin has returned to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist.

Jan 28
Massachusetts House to debate ending term limits on speaker

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House lawmakers are being asked to consider lifting the rule that limits House speakers to four two-year terms.

Jan 28
Army Corps: Teamwork needed to manage coastal flood risk

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy has to be done in tandem among all levels of government and the private sector.

Jan 28
Bentley, DeGraw set to perform during pregame show

Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Jan 28
Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship - and an unbeaten record - barely eluded them seven years ago.

Jan 28
Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow

BOSTON (AP) - Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

Jan 28
Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

PHOENIX (AP) - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

Jan 28
LePage seeks OK to hire lawyers without Mills' approval

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage wants Maine's highest court to decide whether he can hire private lawyers without the attorney general's permission when she declines to represent his administration.

Jan 28
Boston schools remain closed Thursday for snowstorm cleanup

BOSTON (AP) - Boston schools are remaining closed for another day after a blizzard dumped about 2 feet of snow in the area.

Jan 28
GM John Schneider has been architect of Seahawks' success

PHOENIX (AP) - Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he'll gladly jump at the chance.

Jan 28
House to debate rules as DeLeo begins fourth term as speaker

BOSTON (AP) - Snowed-in Massachusetts lawmakers are heading back to the Statehouse on Thursday - and one of the first orders of business is a House debate on rules governing the new two-year session.