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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

Judge: Teen broom rape case a juvenile matter

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PITTSFIELD (AP) — A judge has ruled that the case of a Somerville teenager charged with using a broomstick to rape another student at a Berkshire County sports camp should be heard in juvenile court. The Berkshire Eagle reports that a Superior Court judge also dismissed seven adult … 0

Springfield police boss unveils plan

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield’s incoming police commissioner is vowing to make the department more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to crime. John Barbieri told a crowd of more than 300 residents at his first public meeting on Monday night that to do so he needs the … 0

Convict gets Bulger’s backing in freedom bid

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON — A man who says that convicted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger helped frame him in a 1980 murder is now getting support from Bulger in his quest for a new trial. Fred Weichel has spent more than … 0

Drugmaker sues to block state ban

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts’ ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug. Zogenix filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on Monday requesting that the court temporarily … 0

Utilities appeal 2011 storm fines

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Power companies urged the state’s highest court Monday to overturn nearly $25 million in penalties imposed by Massachusetts regulators after a pair of 2011 storms, both of which left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark — some for over a week. The record … 0

Red Sox in-house painter relishes career

Sunday, April 6, 2014

WORCESTER (AP) — On Oct. 30, 2013, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series at Fenway Park since 1918 and Mark Waitkus was there to record the historic moment, first with his camera and then in … 0

Wedding venue destroyed by fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — A firefighter says a cigarette tossed onto mulch may have caused a destructive fire at a popular wedding venue in Foxborough. Deputy Fire Chief Steven Bagley tells The Boston Globe that the fire at the … 0

Waltham fire linked to smoking

Friday, April 4, 2014

WALTHAM — Authorities say an early morning rooming house fire that killed a Waltham man was started by improper disposal of smoking materials. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone also said Friday that a smoke alarm in the man’s room had been dismantled. … 0

Second fallen Boston firefighter laid to rest

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BOSTON — A Boston firefighter and former Marine killed in an apartment blaze last week was praised Thursday as a courageous, compassionate man who served his country in Iraq and his community at home. Firefighters from around the … 0

Conference examines socioeconomic impact of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant closing

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PUTNEY, Vt. — The owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant should have put money into a separate economic development decommissioning fund, as well as its $622 million plant deconstruction fund, critics suggested Wednesday. They spoke during a conference on how to cope with the socioeconomic fallout … 0