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People work to shovel snow-covered cars out in Boston's Charlestown section, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, one day after a blizzard dumped about two feet of snow in the city. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Snowbound cities return to normal

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BOSTON — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and homeowners, motorists and storekeepers dug out with grudging praise for the forecasters, who …

Storm hits coastal communities hard

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MARSHFIELD — Some of the areas hardest hit by the blizzard that tore through the state were on the coastline, where oceanfront homes took the brunt of raging seas. In Marshfield, officials were still assessing the damage but said at least four homes will likely be condemned. At least a dozen more sustained …

House to mull lifting term limits for speaker

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts House lawmakers are being asked to consider lifting the rule that limits House speakers to four two-year terms. A copy of proposed rules to be debated by lawmakers on Thursday would eliminate an existing rule stating “no member shall hold, for more than eight consecutive years, the office of Speaker of the House.” The proposed rules were sent to lawmakers …

Tsarnaev lawyers seek delay over Paris attacks

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the …

Bid to draft Warren heads to NH

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Progressive activists hoping to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race will hold their first meeting in the key early-voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday. Members of MoveOn.org and Democracy for …

Baker, Democratic leaders say they can cooperate on budget

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts Legislature signaled after their first formal meeting Monday that they believe the state’s budget shortfall could be erased without a major showdown over spending or taxes. …

Bomb suspects’ pal to admit lying to FBI

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — A friend of the brothers accused of bombing the Boston Marathon plans to plead guilty to charges of deleting information from his computer and lying to the FBI. A lawyer for Khairullozhon Matanov filed a joint motion with federal prosecutors on Monday asking the court to …

New England electric grid handles increased demand for power during Thursday’s cold

Friday, January 9, 2015

While temperatures dipped below zero early Thursday, the demand for electricity peaked, bringing the region’s power needs closer to the capacity of the electric grid being managed by ISO-New England. Yet the 8:15 a.m. morning ramp of 19,693 megawatts and the 5:45 p.m. peak of 20,722 megawatts, which …

Charlie Baker takes oath as Massachusetts governor: ‘Some of our toughest challenges have been ignored’

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON — Placing his hand on the family Bible, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker took his oath of office Thursday and said in his inaugural speech that some of the state’s toughest challenges have been pushed aside or ignored. …

ACLU: Fear stymies appeals in drug scandal

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON — None of the tens of thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a Massachusetts lab tampered with evidence should face the possibility of a harsher sentence if they seek a new trial, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Thursday. The case before …

Lawyers in underage sex case sue Dershowitz

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

MIAMI — Prominent American lawyer Alan Dershowitz has filed a detailed denial of a woman’s claims he had sexual contact with her when she was underage in a case also involving Britain’s Prince Andrew — and now her …

Judge will let jurors see Hernandez’s trophy case

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors won’t be permitted to cover up a trophy case in Aaron Hernandez’s home when jurors visit it during the former New England Patriots star’s murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Assistant District Attorney William …

$18M seized from principals at compounding pharmacy

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BOSTON — Authorities have seized over $18 million from the owners of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said the funds were seized from 13 different financial institutions as a result of seizure …