AP: BREAKING: US trade deficit widened slightly to $39.1 billion in January, reflecting jump in imported oil.
AP: BREAKING: US employers shake off wintry weather, add 175K jobs; unemployment rises to 6.7 percent.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's (BUHL'-jurz) appeal.
DALLAS (AP) - An employee of a Dallas-based financial firm has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for trying to embezzle nearly $1.3 million.
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) - State police say a man walking along U.S. Route 1 in Saugus has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
SIMPSON, Pa. (AP) - An optical firm has announced plans to close a northeastern Pennsylvania plant this fall, laying off all 145 workers.
TENANTS HARBOR, Maine (AP) - A prosecutor in Maine is defending his decision not to bring charges against the driver of a car that went out of a control and killed a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy last summer.
caingazette: Northampton City Council passes ordinance creating stormwater enterprise fund. Vote on first reading unanimous after lengthy debate.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Berklee College of Music has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte.
WilkGazette: Westfield defeats Agawam 6-4 to win third WMass Division 3 hockey title in the last four years
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Desi Washington's trey at the buzzer in overtime lifted Saint Peter's over Fairfield 65-62 Thursday for a first-round Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament win.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins forechecked aggressively, cleared the puck easily and dominated the Washington Capitals.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were: