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This 2014 sonar image released by Hydroid, Inc., of Bourne, Mass., shows wreckage of the bow of an American ship that sank to the ocean floor off the coast of England during World War II, according to the company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. The torpedo attack by German forces on U.S. landing ships, rehearsing during Exercise Tiger for the D-Day invasion of France's Normandy coast, claimed the lives of 749 U.S. soldiers and sailors on April 28, 1944.  (AP Photo/Hydroid, Inc.)

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BOSTON — An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of two ships sunk by German … 0

State issues painkiller restrictions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BOSTON — After a federal judge struck down Massachusetts’ first-of-its-kind ban of the painkiller Zohydro, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying another approach: imposing more requirements on doctors who prescribe the powerful new drug. The governor’s office announced late Tuesday that the state’s Board of Registration in Medicine has voted to require doctors to complete a risk assessment and “pain management treatment agreement” before … 0

Moniz: NE faces energy problems

Monday, April 21, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — The nation’s top energy official delivered a blunt message Monday to a Connecticut audience of energy executives, regulators, environmentalists and others who already know that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses and running power plants in New England is among the costliest in the nation. Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy, stopping in Providence, R.I., and Hartford in a … 0

Briefs filed in casino appeal

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office filed legal documents in the state Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday defending its decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state’s 2011 gambling law. The office said the proposed referendum would violate the … 0

Solemn tributes on bombing anniversary

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the … 0

Judge blocks painkiller ban

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BOSTON — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick last month … 0

Final votes due on transportation bond bill

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill. The deal was reached by a six-member conference committee late Monday and was expected to go before the … 0

Health website difficulties not expected to hurt state funds

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The breakdown of Massachusetts’ health exchange website was not expected to have a significant impact on the state’s current finances, a top state official told lawmakers Tuesday, but stopped short of giving similar assurances for the future. The website glitches forced the health connector to … 0

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her has been ordered held. Latrisa Pace pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. The … 0

Some questions may stay mysteries in Boston probe

Monday, April 14, 2014

BOSTON — A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. A hand-scrawled … 0

Marathon bombing survivor who lost leg makes strides

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. — Within four months of getting a prosthetic leg, Heather Abbott went paddle boarding. Soon after, she got a special leg so she could walk in 4-inch heels, her preferred footwear. She’s also got a special … 0

Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the government did not miss any key details that could have prevented the attack — instead, the report … 0

Harvard study suggests ‘Jesus’ wife’ papyrus not fake

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BOSTON — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review. The … 0