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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.
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.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - The trial of a western Massachusetts man charged with sexually assaulting three children is winding down.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls for a pardon from prominent citizens, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.
LONDON (AP) - The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics assured the IOC on Wednesday that local residents will support the effort once they've been fully informed of the plans and the long-term benefits of the games.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - With four picks in next month's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics can't just focus on a couple of players who look like they might be in their range.
BOSTON (AP) - The stage is set for a six-member conference committee to negotiate a final version of the state's $38 billion budget.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft made his first public remarks in eight days, but said nothing about the Patriots deflated footballs scandal.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A man who acted as the lookout during a jewelry heist at a Woburn department store that resulted in the shooting death of a veteran police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder.
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a registered nurse following a hospital complaint that she diverted or attempted to divert controlled drugs.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.
BOSTON (AP) - Data from the Department of Public Safety shows that about 8,600 elevators in Massachusetts have not had their yearly safety inspections as required by law, despite a budget increase that allowed for more inspectors.
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be among those on hand when ground is broken for a $31 million renovation of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Holyoke man has been sentenced to up to 2 A years in prison for dealing heroin.