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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.

Today at 02:48AM
Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction

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.

May 27
Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

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.

May 27
Boston leader assures IOC on securing support for 2024 bid

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.

May 27
With 4 picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

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.

May 27
Stage set for negotiations on Massachusetts budget

BOSTON (AP) - The stage is set for a six-member conference committee to negotiate a final version of the state's $38 billion budget.

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

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft made his first public remarks in eight days, but said nothing about the Patriots deflated footballs scandal.

May 27
Man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in death of officer

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.

May 27
Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

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.

May 27
Nurse suspended following hospital complaint, awaits hearing

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.

May 27
Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies

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.

May 27
Data shows 8,600 Massachusetts elevators lack inspection

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.

May 27
Center for homeless vets to get $31M upgrade

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.

May 27
Holyoke man pleads guilty to heroin dealing

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Holyoke man has been sentenced to up to 2 A years in prison for dealing heroin.