Baker Declines To Sign GOP Letter Calling On Obama To Suspend Syrian Refugee Resettlement

November 20, 2015

The letter signed by 27 GOP governors called for President Obama to suspend efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S.

Child Advocate Report Calls For More Reforms At DCF

November 20, 2015

A new report from the Office of the Child Advocate says while “considerable effort” has been made to reform the agency in the last year, there’s more work to be done.

WBUR's Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Political Divide Emerging On Topic Of Refugees In Light Of Paris Attacks

November 20, 2015

Political analysts Todd Domke and Dan Payne joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the politics of refugees and the Paris attacks.

Benjamin LaGuer Again Tries To Get His 1983 Rape Conviction Overturned

November 20, 2015
Benjamin LaGuer speaks during his 2010 parole board hearing. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Convicted of aggravated rape, the Leominster man has spent the last 33 years behind bars proclaiming his innocence. This week, his case was before the state appeals court again.

Eriksson Scores Three Goals, Bruins Beat Wild 4-2

November 20, 2015
Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson shoots his third goal of the game past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40). It was Eriksson's third career hat trick. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Loui Eriksson had a hat trick last night, leading the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Weekend Forecast: Seasonable Saturday, Chance Of Showers On Sunday

November 20, 2015
High temperatures forecasted for Saturday. (Courtesy NOAA)

A mild Saturday is on the way and Sunday brings some clouds and a chance for a shower.

2 Massachusetts Reps. Back GOP Bill To Curb Syrian Refugee Resettlement

November 19, 2015

Reps. William Keating and Stephen Lynch joined 45 other Democrats and all but two Republicans as the House passed a bill establishing fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the U.S.

Sharon Teen Shot And Killed In Attack In West Bank

November 19, 2015

Ezra Schwartz, 18, a recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, was among five people killed in two separate attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank Thursday.

StoryCorps Invites Teens To Record Interviews With Their Elders Over Thanksgiving

November 19, 2015
Boston Public Schools teacher Kate Gubata, right, and one of her students, Tawanna Brudent. Brudent will be taking part in StoryCorps' "Great Thanksgiving Listen" project. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

StoryCorps wants to turn living rooms across America into makeshift recording studios this Thanksgiving as part of a coast-to-coast oral history project they’re is calling “The Great Thanksgiving Listen.”

Portraits Of Black Faculty Members Defaced At Harvard Law

November 19, 2015

About six portraits were discovered with tape on their glass frames.

Cardinal O’Malley Criticizes Calls To Block Syrian Refugees From Resettling In U.S.

November 19, 2015
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says calls to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S. following the attacks in Paris "lack the balance and humanitarian perspective needed at this time." (Jesse Costa/WBUR file photo)

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley says calls to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S. “lack the balance and humanitarian perspective needed at this time.”

Mass. AG Healey Proposes Regulations For Daily Fantasy Sports

November 19, 2015
DraftKings advertisements in Boston's South Station are seen in September. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston-based DraftKings praised the attorney general for her “reasoned” approach.

Mass. Added 11,00 Jobs In Oct.; Jobless Rate Remains At 4.6 Percent

November 19, 2015

With October’s gains, Massachusetts has added an estimated 62,800 jobs so far this year, the state said.

FBI: Suspect Arrested In Theft Of Guns From Worcester Army Reserve Armory

November 19, 2015

A former Army reservist out on bail on a child rape charge broke into a Massachusetts armory last weekend and stole 16 guns, the FBI said Thursday, and he got caught because he was wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet.

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