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As renewable energy debate heated up, firms doubled lobbying

BOSTON (AP) - As Massachusetts has increased its reliance on solar, wind and other sources of renewable power over the past decade, companies specializing in alternative energy have begun flexing their political muscles on Beacon Hill.

Jul 6
Man charged in sexual assault of jogger in Connecticut

AVON, Conn. (AP) - A man has been taken into custody in Massachusetts and charged in the sexual assault of a woman who was attacked last month while running on a trail in Connecticut.

Jul 6
2 men charged with killing escort at Massachusetts hotel

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say a woman who was killed last week at a Massachusetts hotel was an escort from New York City who was shot as two men tried to rob her.

Jul 6
Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion for a new trial Monday, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.

Jul 6
Massachusetts gas prices up again by 1 cent this week

BOSTON (AP) - Gas prices are creeping upward in Massachusetts, now one cent higher than last week.

Jul 6
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison on firearms charge

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced in New Hampshire to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a firearms charge.

Jul 6
2 men charged in fatal shooting at Massachusetts hotel

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - Two men face murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a New York woman at a Massachusetts hotel.

Jul 6
Man charged with threatening Obama's life in online post

BOSTON (AP) - A man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama.