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NTSB Investigating Hole In Engine Of Plane That Crashed Into Plainville Home

June 30, 2015
A worker stands on a ladder Monday while boarding up windows to a home that was destroyed Sunday in a small plane crash, in Plainville. (Steven Senne/AP)

The crash killed a Tennessee couple and their daughter, who was headed to a a new-student orientation at Northeastern University.

Christie Says He’s Running In 2016 To ‘Change The World’

June 30, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, second from left, and their children, from left, Patrick, Sarah, Bridget and Andrew while speaking to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his campaign for president in the gymnasium of his old high school.

Organizer Clarifies Meaning Of Confederate Flag At Boston Monument

June 30, 2015

The Confederate battle flag found attached to the Boston memorial honoring black Civil War soldiers last weekend wasn’t an act of defiance by a flag sympathizer, but rather a protest.

Buchholz Pitches Gem, Red Sox Beat Blue Jays 3-1

June 30, 2015
Clay Buchholz won his 10th game at the Rogers Centre. (Frank Gunn/AP)

Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start and lift the Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays.

State Police Chief Sees Reduction In Heroin, Opiate Deaths

June 29, 2015

Alben attributed the movement since December to various strategies — awareness, prevention, treatment and law enforcement — targeting the problem and suggested that information might be available from public health officials later this week about a “downward trajectory.”

Confederate Flag Flying Again, After Activist Bree Newsome Took It Down

June 29, 2015
Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C., climbs a flagpole to remove the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument in front of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (Bruce Smith/AP)

The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released.

$4.6B ‘Bid 2.0′ Unveiled By Boston 2024 Olympics Organizers

June 29, 2015
A rendering of the proposed Olympic Stadium, during the games (Boston 2024)

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create jobs and housing, expand the tax base and leave behind an improved city with a $210 million surplus.

Thomas Kennedy, Longtime Mass. Lawmaker, Dies At 63

June 29, 2015

The Brockton politician was elected to the House of Representatives in 1983 and held that office 25 years until his election to the state Senate in 2008.

Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case

June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

Confederate Flag, Hung From Boston Memorial Honoring Black Soldiers, Removed

June 29, 2015

The flag apparently had been ripped by others trying to remove it. It remained up until 10:30 p.m. when 37-year-old Melissa Carino, of Lowell, untied it and threw it away before police arrived.

3 Members Of Tennessee Family Believed To Be Victims Of Plainville Plane Crash

June 29, 2015
A worker stands on a ladder Monday while boarding up windows to a home that was destroyed Sunday in a small plane crash, in Plainville. (Steven Senne/AP)

Police have tentatively identified the three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter.

Ortiz, Sandoval And De Aza Homer As Red Sox Beat Rays 5-3

June 28, 2015
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 28, 2015. (Steve Nesius/AP)

The 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over the first-place Rays and stopped Archer’s career-best six-game winning streak.

Obama Delivers Rousing Eulogy For Rev. Pinckney

June 26, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy for South Carolina state senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney during Pinckney's funeral service June 26, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Suspected shooter Dylann Roof, 21, is accused of killing nine people on June 17th during a prayer meeting in the church, which is one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The president received enthusiastic applause and several standing ovations from the crowd of more than 5,000 mourners.

Obama Lauds High Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, in the Rose Garden of the White House, on June 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. On Friday, President Obama is traveling to Charleston, South Carolina to deliver the eulogy at the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The president says the ruling will end the patchwork of laws on marriage across the country and the uncertainty that they create.

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Couples Have Right To Marry Anywhere In U.S.

June 26, 2015
Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate, discusses the ruling, which is the culmination of two decades of litigation.

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

June 26, 2015
Carlos McKnight of Washington, waves a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The court’s 5-4 ruling means 14 states will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool For Fighting Housing Bias

June 25, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination.

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

June 25, 2015
The flag flies in the wind in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP)

The 6-3 ruling said the subsidies do not depend on where people live. It preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

Boston Marathon Bomber Apologizes For The First Time

June 24, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

“I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done,” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said.

Gunther Schuller — Composer, Educator, Musician — Dies At 89

June 22, 2015
Gunther Schuller, who wrote and directed the opera "Visitation," is shown at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City, June 28, 1967. (AP)

Gunther Schuller — a leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing classical music and jazz died Sunday morning. He is a former head of the New England Conservatory and a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer.

Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Reject Confederate Flag License Plate

June 18, 2015
Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, attorney for petitioners, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 23, 2015, after the court heard arguments in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Vets case.(Molly Riley/AP)

The justices upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge.

MassHealth Squandered More Than $500 Million, Audit Finds

June 16, 2015

The state Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million between 2009 and 2014 through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program, according to an audit released Tuesday.

‘Fun Home,’ ‘Curious Incident’ Big Winners At Tony Awards

June 08, 2015
Kristin Caskey, center, along with cast and crew accepts the award for best musical for “Fun Home”at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show “Fun Home” was named best musical at the Tony Awards.

Feds Seek Massachusetts Health Exchange Records

May 07, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration confirmed Thursday in a statement that it received a subpoena regarding the health connector’s difficulties dating to 2010 and says it’s fully cooperating with the Justice Department.

Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA To Host Physics Lecture At MIT

April 22, 2015
Gary Grice, aka GZA, of Wu-Tang Clan performs at the second weekend of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. (John Shearer/AP)

Gary Grice, who goes by the stage name “GZA,” will speak with students at the Cambridge university about his latest album and how art and outer space collide.

After 20 Hours, Mobility-Impaired Man Finishes Boston Marathon At 5 AM

April 21, 2015
Maickel Melamed, of Venezuela, speaks during a ceremony to honor him as the last participant to finish this year's Boston Marathon. (Bill Sikes/AP)

Maickel Melamed, 39, of Venezuela, was honored by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Massachusetts Court Upholds $63M Judgment In Motrin Lawsuit

April 17, 2015

The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a $63 million judgment against the manufacturer of Children’s Motrin awarded to a family whose daughter developed a life-threatening disease after taking the over-the-counter medicine.

Clark Art Institute Collects On Its Super Bowl Bet With Seattle Museum

April 17, 2015
“Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” (1970) by Albert Bierstadt.

Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 painting, “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” is being unveiled Friday at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The bet won Clark a three-month loan of the piece from the Seattle Art Museum.

Mass. VA Clinic, Hospital Wait Times Vary Widely

April 09, 2015

During a six-month period that ended in February, nearly 9,000 medical appointments at VA facilities in Massachusetts failed to meet the department’s goal of completing medical appointments within 30 days.

Bill Would Toughen Oversight Of Planned Hospital Mergers

April 07, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey is pushing legislation designed to give her office stronger oversight of hospital mergers.

State Doctors’ Group To Meet On Addiction Crisis

April 05, 2015

The Massachusetts Medical Society, representing more than 24,000 physicians, will devote its annual Public Health Leadership forum to the opioid epidemic.

217 Suspected Massachusetts Heroin Overdose Deaths This Year

April 01, 2015

The figure that doesn’t even include the state’s three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield.

Mark Wahlberg To Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Movie

April 01, 2015
A woman pauses near the barricades blocking off Boylston Street in the days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (Matt Rourke/AP)

CBS Films says “Patriot’s Day” will be based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

AG Healey Seeks Ban On Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

March 17, 2015

The regulations would treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.

Gov. Baker Forces Resignation Of 4 Health Connector Board Members

February 25, 2015

The move helps Baker consolidate his authority over the agency responsible for helping Massachusetts residents find affordable health care plans.

Hasty Pudding Winner Chris Pratt Roasted At Harvard

February 07, 2015
Hasty Pudding Theatricals member fit Chris Pratt with a bra adorned with stuffed animals during a roast at Harvard University. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Chris Pratt was teased about his early acting roles while being roasted Friday night at Harvard University, where he received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award by America’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

Second Harper Lee Novel To Be Published In July

February 03, 2015
Harper Lee

“To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.

Partial List Of Winners For The Golden Globe Awards

January 12, 2015
Amy Adams poses in the press room with the award for best actress in a motion picture. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

A partial list of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Thousands Of Drug Convictions At Stake In Massachusetts High Court Case

January 08, 2015

The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involves Annie Dookhan, a drug lab chemist who was sentenced in 2013 to at least three years in prison after admitting she faked test results.

Gov.-Elect Baker Conducts The Boston Pops

December 11, 2014
Guest conductor, Mass. Governor-elect Charlie Baker, takes a bow after conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra in "Sleigh Ride" during the 31st annual "A Company Christmas at Pops" at Symphony Hall in Boston, Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Baker made a special stage appearance with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall Wednesday night, conducting the holiday classic “Sleigh Bells.” The performance was part of the 31st annual “A Company Christmas at Pops.”

MFA Workers Install New Goya Exhibit

September 25, 2014
The Parasol by Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828). (Courtesy MFA, Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid)

Workers at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts are busy installing more than 160 works by Spanish artist Francisco Goya for an exhibit scheduled to open next month.

Mass. Fires Chemist Over Academic Credentials

November 26, 2013

State officials say Kate Corbett, who worked in the same lab as Annie Dookhan, claimed she had a chemistry degree from Merrimack College, though investigators determined that her degree is in sociology.

Judge: 5 Years Max For Dookhan If She Pleads

October 23, 2013

A judge says she won’t impose a sentence of more than three to five years in prison if former state chemist Annie Dookhan pleads guilty in the drug lab crisis.

Prosecutors: Dookhan Should Get 5-7 Years In Prison

October 17, 2013
Ex-state chemist Annie Dookhan at her arraignment Wednesday. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Annie Dookhan’s lawyer, meanwhile, will recommend a one-year prison sentence.

Released Mass. Inmate: ‘I Love’ Accused Chemist

September 18, 2013

Quincy’s Jamell Spurill expressed his gratitude after he was rearrested for having a stolen handgun.

Man Gets Lesser Sentence Due To Drug Lab Scandal

August 27, 2013

A convicted drug dealer in New Hampshire, who would have faced nearly 20 years in prison as a career offender, was sentenced to only three years.

Review: Thousands More Cases Linked To Drug Lab Crisis

August 20, 2013

More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by Annie Dookhan’s mishandling of drug samples, a reviewer found.

Ex-Chemist Dookhan Wants Statements To Police Tossed

August 19, 2013

In the statements, Annie Dookhan allegedly admitted wrongdoing. Her attorney filed a motion claiming she never got a Miranda warning.

Dookhan Gets Trial Date: Jan. 6, 2014

August 16, 2013

The former state chemist sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system after allegedly tampering with evidence in drug cases.

Chemist Wants More Obstruction Charges Thrown Out

May 31, 2013

Annie Dookhan is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.

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