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Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, talks during a conference during the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Child OK after falling from moving vehicle

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALMOUTH (AP) — A couple have pleaded not guilty to charges including child endangerment and larceny after police say their 5-year-old fell from their moving SUV as they tried to steal a TV. Twenty-nine-year-old Lisa Degerolamo and 29-year-old Daniel McLaughlin of West Yarmouth were arraigned Monday in Falmouth District Court. Bail for each was set at $2,500. Their attorneys declined …

Feds want boat panels to show Tsarnaev note

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyers want them to see the entire bullet-ridden boat. Prosecutors have said Tsarnaev scrawled the motive for the attack inside the boat. They say he referred to U.S. …

NE shivers in deep snow, record cold

Sunday, March 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center …

Jane Garvey of Northampton on panel to recommend fixes for beleaguered MBTA

Friday, February 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In response to the near-collapse of greater Boston’s transit system under the weight of recent snowstorms, Gov. Charlie Baker assembled a panel of experts — including former Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey of Northampton — …

Roofs across NE sag under weight of snow

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BOSTON — No building is safe from the incredible stress of the 8 feet of snow that has piled up on roofs across New England, and things are expected to get worse before they get better, experts said …

Statewide candidates raised, spent about $33M in 2014

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts candidates spent about $33 million during last year’s elections for statewide officers, a jump of about 9 percent from the 2010 total of $30.4 million. A report by the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, released Wednesday, also found candidates for governor in …

Witness: Hernandez spoke of endorsements

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FALL RIVER — New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez matter-of-factly told witnesses that his endorsement days were over, according to testimony Wednesday from his fiancee’s uncle, who said the conversation happened a day after a slaying Hernandez would …

Olympic boosters to seek public input

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The group behind Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics is reaching beyond the city for input on their proposal. Boston 2024 announced Wednesday that it would hold a series of 20 community meetings in the coming months around Massachusetts — venturing as far west as …

T’d off: Transit system woes irk Boston commuters

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BOSTON — Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston’s transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month. Commuter, subway and …

Jurors see Hernandez dismantling phone

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday were shown surveillance video of him dismantling his phone outside a police station a day after the killing and making …

MBTA chief: Recovery ‘like a war’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BOSTON — MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said Tuesday the transit agency is throwing everything it can at the mountains of snow and ice blocking tracks, from heavy equipment to hundreds of workers armed with shovels. Scott said she’ll have a better idea Wednesday how long it will …

Vermont Yankee decommissioning subject of Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting Thursday

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Decommissioning plans for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will be aired at a Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Quality Inn, 1380 Putney Road. The meeting will review the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report for the 42-year-old power plant in Vernon that …

Mass. delegation leery of war powers request

Monday, February 16, 2015

BOSTON — Members of Massachusetts’ all-Democratic congressional delegation are casting a skeptical eye on President Barack Obama’s legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters. Obama is seeking a three-year authorization for the use of force against the Islamic State militants or any successor groups without regard …