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Groups spending millions on ballot questions

BOSTON (AP) - Supporters and opponents of the four questions on the Nov. 4 ballot are continuing to raise and spend millions as they try to sway Massachusetts voters.

Oct 20
Baker, Coakley to face each other in debate

BOSTON (AP) - With just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are set to square off for a televised debate for governor minus the three independent candidates.

Oct 20
1980 US hockey team to host fantasy camp in Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Several members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are returning to the scene of their greatest triumph.

Oct 20
Washington Supreme Court to hear Backpage.com case

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

Oct 20
Hernandez lawyers due in court in double slaying

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors and lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are expected in court for a status conference in his Boston double homicide case.

Oct 20
Home where babies' bodies found being torn down

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) - The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month was to be torn down.

Oct 20
Closing arguments set in trial of Tsarnaev friend

BOSTON (AP) - Closing arguments were scheduled in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Oct 20
Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

BOSTON (AP) - Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

Oct 20
School bus operator charged with drunken driving

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A school bus operator has been charged with driving drunk while transporting high school cross-country runners home from a meet.

Oct 20
Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission will have to wait a little bit longer to return to the United States.

Oct 20
Gubernatorial candidates meet with Boston clergy

BOSTON (AP) - Candidates in the closely contested race for governor stopped at an inner-city church Monday to share their policies on issues critical to Boston and other urban centers in Massachusetts with large and potentially decisive voting blocs.

Oct 20
Pastor named in Haiti sexual abuse lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Jesuit priest who was once Fairfield University's chaplain has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenager a decade ago in Haiti at a now-defunct charity school whose founder is serving a prison sentence for molesting boys.

Oct 20
First aquaculture project in federal waters soon

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Federal officials say the first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the East Coast is likely to begin in the spring off of Nantucket.

Oct 20
Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

BOSTON (AP) - At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.

Oct 20
Massachusetts gas prices drop 9 cents per gallon

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts gas prices continued their downward spiral, dropping another 9 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.17.

Oct 20
Springfield man charged in fatal crash

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield police say a man who crashed his car over the weekend, killing one of his passengers, asked officers who responded to the scene to arrest him.

Oct 20
2 killed in unrelated Chelsea shootings

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of the two people fatally shot in Chelsea over the weekend.

Oct 20
Cubist Pharma CEO Bonney will step down Dec. 31

NEW YORK (AP) - Antibiotic maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals said Monday that Michael Bonney will retire as CEO at the end of the year, and the company said it will promote President Robert Perez to take his place.