Murder Charge Dropped Against Nanny In Case Of Infant Death

August 31, 2015
In this July 30, 2015 photo, Aisling Brady McCarthy leaves court proceedings at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. Middlesex DA Marian Ryan announced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that the murder charge against the Irish nanny had been dropped. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via AP)

Aisling Brady McCarthy had been indicted for homicide in connection with the death of a 1-year-old Cambridge girl.

Redemption? ‘DeflateGate’ Sketch Artist Gets Second Chance To Draw Tom Brady

August 31, 2015
Jane Rosenberg's sketch of Tom Brady from Monday's "DeflateGate" hearing. The New York sketch artist got a second chance to draw the Patriots quarterback after her first court sketch was ridiculed online. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

After her now infamous sketch of Tom Brady was mocked online, New York sketch artist Jane Rosenberg got a second chance to draw the Patriots quarterback at a “DeflateGate” hearing Monday.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy Backing Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal

August 31, 2015
Rep. Joe Kennedy III during a 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing for his cousin, Caroline Kennedy, to be ambassador to Japan. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

Suspect In P.F. Chang’s Fatal Stabbing Held Without Bail

August 31, 2015

Jaquan Huston pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge he faces in the weekend death of 38-year-old Elivelton Dias in the kitchen of the P.F. Chang’s restaurant at the Northshore Mall.

Lawrence Drug Sweeps Take $1M In Heroin Off Streets

August 31, 2015

Police say series of drug sweeps in Lawrence and surrounding communities this summer has resulted in about 250 arrests and the seizure of more than $1 million worth of heroin and a dozen illegal firearms.

Annual Boston Tradition: Move-In For Thousands Of City’s College Students

August 31, 2015
On Monday, Kevin Weldon, a Boston University senior, lifts a suitcase into his pickup truck while helping friends relocate from Comm. Ave. to another apartment in Allston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Also descending on areas around campuses: city inspectors, seeking to ensure apartments are up to code.

Without A Deal In ‘DeflateGate,’ Goodell, Brady Await Judge’s Ruling

August 31, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves Federal court, in New York on Monday. (Richard Drew/AP)

Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of “Deflategate.”

WBUR’s José Massó: Marcando 40 Años De Salsa Y Cultura Latina En Boston

August 31, 2015
José Massó en WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

José Massó es una fuerza no sólo para la salsa, sino también para la cultura latina en Boston.

WBUR’s José Massó Is ‘The Teacher Who Plays Salsa Music’

August 31, 2015
José Massó at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We don’t usually report on our own, but this year José Massó is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his show, ¡Con Salsa!. And his radio persona is only one part of his presence in the Latino community.

Forecast: Summer Heat Continues With Highs In Low 90s

August 31, 2015

Highs this afternoon should reach and even exceed 90 degrees for the 10th such day in Boston this summer.

Cuddyer, Mets Avert 3-Game Sweep At Home, Beat Red Sox 5-4

August 30, 2015
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watch Oritz's double off of New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East-leading New York Mets stopped their five-game home skid, averting a sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Sunday.

Growers See Strong Apple-Picking Season In New England

August 30, 2015
McIntosh apples hang on a tree on Sunday at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. Apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. (Steven Senne/AP)

According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s and 18 percent above the region’s five-year average.

Westminster Police: Escaped Water Buffalo Is Safely Back With Owner

August 30, 2015

Police in the central Massachusetts town of Westminster are advising people to be on the lookout for a roaming water buffalo that escaped from a farm exhibit overnight. However, police said in a statement that people should not try to approach or capture the animal.

Mass. Regional Forums To Focus On Open Meeting Law

August 30, 2015

The forums are part of an effort by the attorney general’s office to help state, local, regional and county public bodies understand and comply with the requirements of the law.

Boston Offers Seniors Program To Upgrade Heating Systems

August 30, 2015

Under the “Seniors Save” program, eligible homeowners will receive a $3,500 grant toward upgrades to their heating systems.

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