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FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice." (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

US appeals court rules that Boston Marathon bombing trial can stay in Massachusetts

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case “does not equate to disqualifying prejudice.” “Distinguishing between the two is at the heart of the jury selection process,” the panel wrote. Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that intense media coverage of the case and the large number of people personally affected by the deadly attack made it impossible for him to find a fair and impartial jury in Massachusetts. …

CEO: Commuter rail back to full service in a month

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BOSTON — The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts’ commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored — but not until the end of next month. Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary said …

Woman dies in single-car crash in Bernardston

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BERNARDSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old woman died when her car went off the road struck a utility pole in Bernardston. A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney’s office says Marlerie Kidder was driving north at about 7 a.m. Wednesday when her sedan crossed into the oncoming lane, went off the road and hit the pole. Kidder was taken by ambulance to …

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 …

More frigid weather to follow latest storm

Sunday, February 15, 2015

BOSTON — Another weekend, another major snowstorm: The latest system to sweep the Northeast brought another foot to Boston — on top of 6 feet that has fallen over the last month — and tested New Englanders who …

Ski resorts hope for banner season

Sunday, February 15, 2015

FAYSTON, Vt. — Ski resorts are expecting visitors to flock to the mountains of northern New England and upstate New York for rare powder as the snow-shrouded region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime period for …

Baker meets MBTA head amid complaints

Friday, February 13, 2015

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker said he had a “healthy exchange of views” with the leader of Boston’s beleaguered transit system as the two met Thursday on a frigid day that brought fresh travel woes for commuters. Baker …

Deaf advocates sue Harvard, MIT over closed captioning

Friday, February 13, 2015

CAMBRIDGE (AP) — Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs. The National Association for the Deaf filed class action lawsuits in federal court, saying …

Appeals court to hear bid to move Tsarnaev trial

Friday, February 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to hold a hearing on a bid by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial outside Massachusetts. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled the hearing for Feb. 19. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have …