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May 27
Lottery ticket dispensers may start checking buyers' ages

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Lottery is considering installing thousands of new self-service machines that would verify the purchaser's age.

May 27
Boston Public Library president vows to tighten security

BOSTON (AP) - The president of the Boston Public Library says the potential theft of valuable art is a crime against Boston and has promised to strengthen security.

May 27
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) - An iconic Martha's Vineyard's lighthouse is moving from its rapidly eroding cliffside perch.

May 27
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

NEW YORK (AP) - Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.

May 27
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks Doubler' game

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Megabucks Doubler" game were:

May 27
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

May 26
Man convicted of killing father-in-law in housing dispute

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A 33-year-old Taunton man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of his father-in-law almost five years ago.

May 26
2 killed in overnight crash in Mattapoisett

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) - Two people, including a high school senior days from graduation, have been killed in a car crash in Mattapoisett.

May 26
Top state official trying to toughen public records law

BOSTON (AP) - The top official responsible for overseeing Massachusetts' public records law said he's considering pushing for a ballot question to overhaul it, including toughening enforcement of the measure and expanding it to partially include lawmakers.

May 26
Mother testifies at trial of man accused in daughter's death

BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a young woman slain almost two years ago in Boston has wept as she testified at the murder trial of a man charged in the killing.

May 26
Hartford police probing if pastor shooting was hate crime

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford police are investigating whether a pastor who was shot while placing flags outside a church for Memorial Day was the victim of a hate crime.

May 26
Galvin: State needs to toughen enforcement of records law

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin says he's considering pushing a ballot question to toughen enforcement of the state's public records law.

May 26
Massachusetts court tosses teen's indictment in heroin case

BOSTON (AP) - The state's highest court on Tuesday overturned the indictment of a teenage boy on a heroin trafficking charge, ruling it was not a violent act under the youthful offender law.

May 26
Man gets 4 consecutive life sentences for street shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for killing two Boston men and wounding a third in a 2009 shooting on a Providence street.

May 26
Lowell Spinners to honor ice bucket inspiration with bobble

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Two minor league baseball teams will have a special "bobble bucket" giveaway this season to honor the inspiration for the ice bucket challenge.