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Rockport Man Says He’s Too Sick To Stand Trial

September 26, 2014

A former Rockport EMT facing several weapons charges after police in 2009 found a cache of firearms including a rocket launcher and tear gas launcher in his apartment says he’s too sick to stand trial.

Weekend Forecast: Dry, Sunny And Unseasonably Warm For Sept.

September 26, 2014

An area of rain missed most of the region last night. This opportunity is now gone, and we have more dry weather on the way for perhaps as much as another week.

5 Charged With Cash Smuggling At Boston Airport

September 26, 2014

Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Logan International Airport.

How Mass. Seeks To Deal With Problem Gambling

September 26, 2014
Construction of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

State regulators must develop plans to fight compulsive gambling. But first, they’re trying to understand it.

WBUR Poll: Moulton Leads Tisei By 8 In 6th District

September 26, 2014
Democratic nominee Seth Moulton, left, and Republican nominee Richard Tisei (Jesse Costa/WBUR, Elise Amendola/AP)

A new WBUR poll shows Democrat Seth Moulton leading Republican Richard Tisei 47-39 in the race to succeed Massachusetts U.S. Rep. John Tierney in the state’s 6th Congressional District.

Brandeis Case Reveals Complexity Of Disciplining Students For Sexual Assault

September 26, 2014
Brandeis University, seen here in a 2010 file photo, is one of dozens of schools under investigation for its handling of a sexual assault case. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

A federal investigation of Brandeis University for its handling of a sexual assault case reveals how hard it is for universities to handle claims.

Commentary: The U.S. Senate Race That Isn’t A Race

September 26, 2014
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (Steven Senne/AP File)

There is virtually no news coverage of the Ed Markey-Brian Herr contest.

Commentary: Baker’s Growing Women’s Problem

September 26, 2014

Dan Payne asks: If he’s so smart, how come he says so many dumb things?

Rookies Help Red Sox Beat Rays 11-1

September 26, 2014
Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo, right, is congratulated by Christian Vazquez after his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz during the third inning of Thursday night's game at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Red Sox’ rookies Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.

Coakley Pledges $225M In New Student Aid

September 25, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley campaigned Thursday with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren around the idea of making college more affordable, shifting her focus on the trail from early education to higher education.

Mass. Doctor Who Had Ebola Is Released

September 25, 2014
Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra arrives to a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (Nati Harnik/AP)

Dr. Rick Sacra says federal officials and his medical team at the Nebraska Medical Center have declared him disease-free, 20 days after he arrived back in the U.S. from Liberia.

Gov. Patrick Knocks Down AG Speculation, After Holder Resignation News

September 25, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick, in an August file photo (Steven Senne/AP)

“That’s an enormously important job but it’s not one for me right now,” the governor said.

Patriotic Flags Stolen From Cape Cod Overpass

September 25, 2014

Several U.S. and military flags hung on a Cape Cod overpass ahead of a Wounded Warrior Project bicycle ride this weekend have been stolen, outraging some residents.

Parole Board Chairman Touts Record To Gain Judgeship Nomination

September 25, 2014

As he tries to win confirmation as a superior court judge, Massachusetts Parole Board Chairman Joshua Wall is now touting his record with the parole board.

Baker Apologizes For ‘Sweetheart’ Comment As Democrats Pounce

September 25, 2014

Charlie Baker is facing accusations from his political opponents that a pattern has developed of him being dismissive toward women and issues important to them.

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