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Spanish firm's plan for Connecticut utility faces rejection

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - State regulators on Tuesday moved a step toward rejecting a plan by Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility to buy the parent company of several local energy firms in a deal valued at up to $3 billion.

Today at 01:11PM
Massachusetts paid sick time requirement set to take effect

BOSTON (AP) - When a paid sick time requirement takes effect Wednesday, state officials say the focus will be on educating employers about the new law, not punishing any for noncompliance.

Jun 29
Blue Jays' hitters falter again in 3-1 loss to Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) - That high-powered Blue Jays offense has lost a little punch over the past few games.

Jun 29
Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

TORONTO (AP) - Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston's Clay Buchholz.

Jun 29
Indictment accuses man of raping woman found in driveway

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A 19-year-old Everett man has been indicted on a charge that he raped a young woman found unconscious and nearly frozen in a driveway in March.

Jun 29
Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Sen. Thomas Kennedy, a Brockton Democrat who overcame an accident that required him to use a wheelchair and went on to serve in the Legislature for more than three decades, has died. He was 63.

Jun 29
Man held on $100K in stabbings of ex-girlfriend's 3 children

BOSTON (AP) - A 51-year-old Boston man is held on $100,000 bail on charges that he stabbed and injured his former girlfriend's three children on Saturday.

Jun 29
Republican Gov. LePage vetoes $6.7 billion Maine budget

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion state budget on Monday, scolding lawmakers for rejecting his efforts to overhaul the state's tax code and welfare programs and accusing them of passing a status-quo spending plan just so they can return home for the summer.