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Judge ends man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

54 minutes ago
217 suspected Massachusetts heroin overdose deaths this year

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of this, a figure that doesn't even include the state's three largest cities.

54 minutes ago
Hughes, Buchholz look sharp in Twins-Red Sox 4-4 tie

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings.

Today at 05:13PM
Hutchison 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox 9-7

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Drew Hutchison wondered two years ago if he could pitch effectively again. No need to worry any more.

Today at 05:07PM
Judge puts kibosh on attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge has ended a Maine treasure hunter's six-year effort to salvage what he claimed to be $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod.

Today at 04:43PM
Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 7

Today at 04:43PM
Suspected heroin deaths top 200 so far this year

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of 2015 - figures that do not even include the state's three largest cities.

Today at 04:43PM
Tribal chairman take issue with MGM's 'box of slots' comment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The chairmen of Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are taking issue with recent comments from a top MGM Resorts International official who described the tribes' proposed joint casino venture as a "box of slots."

Today at 09:27AM
North Andover man charged with killing 3 neighbors indicted

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A North Andover man charged with fatally beating three neighbors in a public housing complex for the elderly and disabled has been indicted on three counts of murder.

Today at 08:57AM
Man injured in Marblehead house fire dies

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - A 65-year-old man severely injured in a two-alarm house fire in Marblehead last week has died.

Today at 08:15AM
Boston considers making one-way streets permanent

BOSTON (AP) - An emergency measure that made some narrow streets in South Boston one way when they became choked with snow during the winter may become permanent.

Today at 08:01AM
Domestic workers enjoy tougher protections as law kicks in

BOSTON (AP) - Domestic workers in Massachusetts can begin enjoying tougher labor protections under a new law set that takes effect Wednesday.

Today at 07:41AM
Maine Natural Gas seeks rate increase

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Natural Gas is seeking a rate increase as part of a proposed three-year plan that could drive customers' bills up by nearly $50 per month by 2018.

Today at 06:55AM
Kane, Madaro win special House elections

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House of Representatives has two new members.

Today at 06:25AM
Survey: DCF workers stressed out, overworked

BOSTON (AP) - A new report say workers for the state's child welfare agency suffer from low morale, heavy caseloads and poor working conditions.

Today at 05:39AM
Springfield man pleads guilty to fatally beating woman

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for beating a mother of seven to death in a dispute over drugs.

Today at 03:47AM
A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

Today at 12:55AM
Man who sued Aaron Hernandez due to testify in murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The judge in the murder trial of ex-football player Aaron Hernandez has briefly closed the courtroom to privately question a man who sued Hernandez over being shot in the face.