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A former Millis police officer indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving.
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A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York’s attorney general to stop the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating in the state.
President Obama, speaking from the White House Wednesday, sought to reassure anxious Americans ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says 43-year-old Fernando Owens faces a murder charge in the Nov. 3 death of Ashley Bortner, originally from Paulsboro, New Jersey.
Felix Rivera Jr., of Lynn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor counts of assault and battery and filing a false report as a public employee. He was sentenced to two years of probation.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised at how poorly his team performed. “We had this coming,” he said.
Julian Squires and his wife, Shannon, both of Manchester, were arraigned Monday in Brockton District Court, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
Last night’s victory has kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.
David Krejci scored the only goal in the shootout, and Boston stopped a power play in overtime to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Militants armed with guns and grenades stormed a Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali early Friday.
Militants, armed with guns and throwing grenades, stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital.
French and Belgian authorities have issued a warrant for one person, Salah Abdeslam. The second suspect has not been identified.
The president forcefully dismissed critics who have called for the U.S. to change or expand its military campaign against the extremists.
Students have been complaining for months about racial slurs and other offensive incidents at the University of Missouri.
The decision caps a seven-year saga that became one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Barack Obama’s presidency.
The slow-moving, unmanned Army surveillance blimp caused electrical outages as its tether hit power lines. It eventually deflated.
The resource officer was fired after a video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across the room.
Pakistani officials say a powerful earthquake in a remote part of neighboring Afghanistan has killed dozens of people.
The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine.
Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her record as she came face-to-face with the Republican-led special investigation.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a gathering of Massachusetts physicians Friday that by harnessing “the expertise, the passion and the conviction” of health care professionals, “I have no doubt that we can preserve opportunity, strengthen families and save lives.”
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
Tens of thousands of people have been removed from the state’s Medicaid program during the first phase of an eligibility review, according to figures from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration obtained by The Associated Press.
The TV academy gave best actress nods to Taraji P. Henson for “Empire” and Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder,” which sets up a possibility of a history-making win since an African-American actress has never won the top drama acting award.
After protesters decried the event as racist, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will now stop encouraging visitors to don traditional Japanese garments and pose in front of Monet’s “La Japonaise.”
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.
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.
The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show “Fun Home” was named best musical at the Tony Awards.
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.
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.
Maickel Melamed, 39, of Venezuela, was honored by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney General Maura Healey is pushing legislation designed to give her office stronger oversight of hospital mergers.
The Massachusetts Medical Society, representing more than 24,000 physicians, will devote its annual Public Health Leadership forum to the opioid epidemic.
CBS Films says “Patriot’s Day” will be based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Annie Dookhan’s lawyer, meanwhile, will recommend a one-year prison sentence.
Quincy’s Jamell Spurill expressed his gratitude after he was rearrested for having a stolen handgun.
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.
More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by Annie Dookhan’s mishandling of drug samples, a reviewer found.
In the statements, Annie Dookhan allegedly admitted wrongdoing. Her attorney filed a motion claiming she never got a Miranda warning.
The former state chemist sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system after allegedly tampering with evidence in drug cases.
Annie Dookhan is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.