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6 minutes ago
Massachusetts House approves sweeping gun bill

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House lawmakers have approved a sweeping bill designed to tighten the state's gun laws.

12 minutes ago
Red Sox cut Pierzynski, call up catching prospect

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and called up catching prospect Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

24 minutes ago
State ignoring abortion clinic buffer zone for now

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The state of New Hampshire and several counties have agreed not to enforce a law that creates a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics until a federal judge decides whether it's legal.

36 minutes ago
Red Sox RP Uehara added to AL All-Star roster

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara has been added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game.

Today at 06:27PM
Committee forms to oppose casino ballot question

BOSTON (AP) - A new political committee has formed to oppose a ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law.

Today at 06:27PM
State seeks more marijuana dispensary proposals

BOSTON (AP) - Four companies will have another shot to operate one of Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state announced on Wednesday.

Today at 05:45PM
State won't enforce buffer zone while suit looms

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The state of New Hampshire won't enforce a law that creates a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics until a judge decides whether it's legal.

Today at 07:39AM
10-year-old Blackstone boy dies after swim test

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) - A 10-year-old Blackstone boy went into cardiac arrest during a swimming test at a Milford pool and later died, police and relatives say.

Today at 07:33AM
Princeton man gets life term for fatal stabbing

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Princeton man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing another man during an argument at a party in Worcester last year.

Today at 07:09AM
DCF goes on hiring spree, but caseloads still high

BOSTON (AP) - The head of the state Department of Children and Families says the agency's social workers continue to struggle with high caseloads despite the hiring of more than 230 new employees.

Today at 06:45AM
New trial date for woman in drug-fatal crash case

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A trial has been rescheduled for a New Hampshire woman accused of giving a drug to a 19-year-old woman hours before the teen drove into some cyclists, killing two.

Today at 06:03AM
Man seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

BOSTON (AP) - A Springfield man wrongfully convicted of a 2008 killing and who spent three years behind bars before being acquitted at his second trial has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation from the state.

Today at 04:03AM
New Boston Marathon victims help center opening

BOSTON (AP) - The state is working with Boston Medical Center to establish a new free assistance center for people affected by last year's Boston Marathon bombings.

Today at 03:09AM
Gun bill up for debate by Massachusetts House

BOSTON (AP) - House lawmakers are planning to debate a bill intended to tighten Massachusetts' gun laws.

Today at 01:33AM
Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

Jul 8
Gillaspie HR helps White Sox beat Red Sox 8-3

BOSTON (AP) - A day of treatment after getting hit by a pitch may have put Conor Gillaspie back on track.

Jul 8
State Senate approves parole for juvenile lifers

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts senators on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to become eligible for parole after serving between 20 and 30 years in prison.