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Today at 05:46PM
Bill would tough state's domestic violence laws

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers have released a compromise bill designed to strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.

Today at 05:43PM
Bill aims to toughen Massachusetts' gun laws

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts police chiefs would have the right to go to court to try to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns to individuals they feel are unsuitable under a compromise bill released by lawmakers.

Today at 05:09PM
Lawmakers eye Aug. 16-17 for tax free weekend

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts shoppers hoping to shave a little off their shopping spree should plan to hit the stores on Aug. 16-17.

Today at 05:02PM
Boston man charged with rape at Urban concert

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say they're investigating a possible sexual assault at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts at which dozens of people were treated for excess drinking.

Today at 04:31PM
Gun bill would give chiefs FID card discretion

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts police chiefs would have the right to go to court to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns to individuals they feel are unsuitable under a compromise bill released by lawmakers.

Today at 09:21AM
Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher has challenged the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult.

Today at 09:08AM
Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari.

Today at 09:05AM
Kennedy cousin Skakel: Spending time with family

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel said Wednesday he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial in his murder case.

Today at 09:01AM
State economy outpaced US in 2nd quarter

BOSTON (AP) - A new report says the Massachusetts economy grew at a solid clip in the second quarter of 2014, rebounding from a weak first quarter.

Today at 07:30AM
Boston protesters to rally against gas pipeline

BOSTON (AP) - Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline through the western part of the state are gathering in Boston.

Today at 06:01AM
Patrick to sign new abortion clinic bill

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to sign a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Today at 05:59AM
PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Billy Starr was living at his father's house - sometimes in a tent in the backyard - in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod.

Today at 05:10AM
Firefighters battle blaze in East Boston

BOSTON (AP) - A six-alarm fire in the East Boston neighborhood has been brought under control.

Today at 04:19AM
Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Connecticut man has died in a motorcycle crash in western Massachusetts.

Today at 03:41AM
Boston mayor defends convicted ex-probation boss

BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin Walsh came to the defense of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien, who was convicted last week of federal charges that he rigged the department's hiring process to favor politically connected applicants.