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Today at 06:58AM
Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby have asked a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who accuse the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses.

Today at 06:48AM
Boston sports heroes among those with unclaimed property

BOSTON (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and one-time World Series MVP David Ortiz are among tens of thousands of Massachusetts taxpayers on the state treasurer's unclaimed property list.

Today at 06:46AM
Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A phone company official testifying in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says several text messages the former NFL player exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing are missing from his phone.

Today at 05:31AM
Police: Mom let tot sip margarita, poured some in sippy cup

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Massachusetts woman allowed her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and poured some of it into the girl's sippy cup.

Today at 05:13AM
Sprint official testifies in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Sprint official is testifying about phone records the company turned over in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Today at 04:58AM
Cops: Manslaughter charge for teen who encouraged pal to die

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts high school honor roll student accused of encouraging a friend to commit suicide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Feb 26
AP-BKC--Northeastern-Elon Box

Walker 7-15 0-0 17, Williams 3-6 0-0 6, Ford 1-6 3-6 6, Stahl 4-7 0-0 8, Eatherton 9-13 2-2 20, Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Donnelly 0-1 0-0 0, Begley 0-1 0-0 0, Abakah 0-0 1-2 1, Spencer 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 27-55 7-12 65.

Feb 26
Elon upsets Northeastern 72-65

ELON, N.C. (AP) - Elijah Bryant scored 16 points with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals and Elon upset Northeastern 72-65 on Thursday night.

Feb 26
Ex-Westfield State president drops lawsuit over departure

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.

Feb 26
College's rare book auction upsets donor's kin, faculty

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) - A decision by a Christian college to auction a portion of its rare collection of Bibles and Shakespeare folios donated nearly a century ago by the family of a railroad executive isn't sitting well with his descendants and some faculty members.

Feb 26
Man dies after being shot in the face in Brockton

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A prosecutor says a 23-year-old man has died after being shot in the face in Brockton.

Feb 26
Maine lobstermen record another year of high lobster catch

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Every year in Maine is the year of the lobster, but 2014 was especially good, according to catch data released Thursday.

Feb 26
Minnesotans head east to melt Boston's extreme ice dams

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The snow that has buried parts of New England and left homeowners struggling with ice dams has created opportunities for Minnesota companies that melt ice off roofs but have found little work at home in their state's unusually mild winter.

Feb 26
Massachusetts officials hail vote for "net neutrality"

BOSTON (AP) - Top elected officials in Massachusetts are hailing a vote by the Federal Communications Commission in favor of rules aimed at enforcing "net neutrality."

Feb 26
Getty museum's associate director of collections to retire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The J. Paul Getty Museum's associate director of collections says he will retire in October after 35 years with the institution.

Feb 26
Man loses pants in escalator mishap at rail station

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A commuter using the Boston area's subway system literally got his knickers in a twist, when a train station escalator ripped off his pants.

Feb 26
400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.