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Ex-Red Sox Player Curt Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco For Mouth Cancer

August 20, 2014

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

Boston Teen Admits To Killing 9-Year-Old Brother

August 20, 2014

A 15-year-old Boston boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother and been ordered into the custody of state Department of Youth Services until he is 21.

Watch: Obama Speaks On James Foley’s Execution

August 20, 2014

The president spoke from Martha’s Vineyard on the execution of the U.S. journalist.

Medicaid Insurers Seek More Funds From State

August 20, 2014

Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. Health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start of the year because of an expensive new hepatitis C drug and surge of new members.

With Primary Nearing, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Casinos

August 20, 2014

With three weeks until primary polls open, the three Democrats vying to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday debated everything from the legalization of marijuana to indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry and casinos.

Family, Friends Mourn Executed N.H. Journalist

August 20, 2014
Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., in a 2011 file photo (Steven Senne/AP)

New Hampshire freelance journalist James Foley, long missing in Syria, was executed by Islamic militants.

Police Release Name Of Man Killed By Car In Cambridge

August 20, 2014

State police have released the identity of the pedestrian struck and killed by a car as he walked along Memorial Drive in Cambridge on Tuesday.

GlobalPost Co-Founder On James Foley’s Alleged Execution

August 20, 2014

Phil Balboni, co-founder and CEO of GlobalPost, a Boston-based international online news site, spoke about the alleged execution of New Hampshire native and journalist James Foley.

ACLU Challenges School District’s iPad Policy

August 20, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with Massachusetts education officials saying the Mendon-Upton School District policy allowing only low-income middle school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch to take school-provided iPads home is discriminatory.

Forecast: Rainy Across The U.S., But Sunny And Dry In New England

August 20, 2014

Rain is expected across the country but New England will remain dry and sunny with highs near 80.

Democratic Candidates For Governor Battle In Debate

August 20, 2014

The three Democrats running for governor debate at Stonehill College Tuesday night, just a few weeks shy of the Sept. 9 primary election.

Another American Journalist Held Hostage At Risk By Islamic State

August 20, 2014

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

Webster Solid, Uehara Shaky As Red Sox Lose 4-3

August 20, 2014
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara pitches. (AP/Elise Amendola)

Allen Webster allowed three runs in six innings before Koji Uehara allowed the tie-breaking run in the Red Sox’s 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

U.S. Officials: Video Shows American Journalist James Foley’s Execution

August 19, 2014
This November 2012 file photo shows missing journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Syria. (freejamesfoley.org via AP)

A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Wednesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In The 2014 Statewide Primary

August 19, 2014
(Toby Brusseau/AP)

Wednesday is the last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation before the Sept. 9 statewide primary, which will pick a Democratic and Republican nominee to vie to replace Gov. Deval Patrick.

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