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Irish Nanny Cleared Of Killing Baby Is Sued For Wrongful Death

February 11, 2016
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)

It alleges that Aisling Brady McCarthy was responsible for Rehma’s 2013 death from “negligent, malicious, willful, wonton, reckless and/or grossly negligent acts.”

Eagleton School Fires 4 Employees After Abuse Charges

February 11, 2016

No regulatory action has been taken against the school and its programs remain running.

Last Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Surrender To FBI

February 11, 2016
Media wait at a checkpoint about 4 miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon, on February 11, 2016. The FBI surrounded the last protesters holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon amid reports they will surrender on Thursday, suggesting the weeks-long armed siege is approaching a climax. (ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images)

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered today.

Jury Rejects Medical Monitoring Case Against Philip Morris

February 11, 2016
In this 2014 file photo, Philip Morris' Marlboro cigarettes are on display at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

The smokers wanted Philip Morris to pay for a medical-monitoring program, including three-dimensional chest scans that can detect signs of early-stage lung cancer.

Celtics Rally Late, Overtake Clippers In Overtime 139-134

February 11, 2016

The Celtics beat the Clippers 139-134 in overtime last night at the Garden. Isaiah Thomas had 36 points.

Yellen: Slower Rate Hikes If Economy Disappoints

February 10, 2016
U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 2016. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned that the US economy faces risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

While the Fed expects to raise interest rates gradually, they are not on any preset course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said.

State Police Investigate Fatal Crashes In Quincy, Saugus

February 10, 2016

The cause of both crashes remains under investigation. No names were released.

Middleton’s Free Throw Lifts Bucks Over Celtics 112-111

February 10, 2016

The Bucks blew a 19-point fourth-quarter lead but got the victory when Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left, giving the Bucks an improbable win.

Lucic Scores In Return To Boston; Kings Rout Bruins 9-2

February 10, 2016
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a blocker save as Bruins' Brad Marchand looks for the rebound during the second period of the game in Boston Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Bruins were shellacked by the LA Kings 9-2 last night at the Garden. Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist.

BC Beats BU In OT In First 1-0 Beanpot Game In 64-Year History

February 09, 2016

Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko turned away 30 BU shots on Monday night for his school-record ninth shutout of the season, and Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime to give the Eagles their 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in the tournament’s 64-year history.

Buddy Cianci, Providence’s Colorful Former Mayor, Is Laid To Rest

February 08, 2016
Pallbearers carry the casket of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci out of Providence's City Hall and onto a horse drawn carriage headed for Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul for Cianci's funeral on Monday. (Stew Milne/AP)

Cianci, the wisecracking politician who led Providence during a turbulent and troubled six terms as mayor, was remembered as a visionary leader and skilled promoter of his city who relished the political arena.

Broncos D Dominates Panthers In 24-10 Super Bowl Win

February 07, 2016
Broncos'’ Von Miller -- the Super Bowl MVP -- strips the ball from Panthers' QB’ Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)Broncos'’ Von Miller -- the Super Bowl MVP -- strips the ball from Panthers' QB’ Cam Newton (1) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver’s two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Some Roast With His Hasty Pudding

February 06, 2016
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is kissed by two actors in drag after being awarded the pudding pot as Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The collegiate theatrical organization says it selected the 34-year-old Gordon-Levitt as its 2016 honoree because he’s a “talented actor” and “visionary entrepreneur.”

World Leaders Pledge $10 Billion To Help Syrians

February 04, 2016
Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock-up meant to symbolize a destroyed classroom, set up by charity Save the Children outside the Houses of Parliament in London on February 3, 2016 on the eve of a donor conference aiming to raise money for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaders attending an international donors’ conference committed almost $6 billion for 2016, with the rest to be handed over by 2020.

Senate Dems Block Energy Bill In Impasse Over Flint

February 04, 2016

Democrats blocked the bill after majority Republicans rejected millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, to address its water crisis.

FBI Agent Says Occupiers Could Have Left Peacefully

January 27, 2016
Law enforcement personnel monitor an intersection of closed Highway 395 in Burns, Oregon on January 26, 2016, during a standoff pitting an anti-government militia against the US authorities. One person died in an armed clash with police as they arrested the leaders of a group laying siege to an American wildlife refuge, the FBI said January 26. (ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities say the armed group occupying the national wildlife preserve in Oregon was given “ample opportunity” to leave peacefully.

Official: Haiti Presidential Runoff Will Be Postponed

January 22, 2016
A man walks past election posters of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise of the PHTK political party, in front of the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, on January 21, 2016. The second round of presidential elections is scheduled for January 24 between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin. Celestin has said he does not want to participate in the January 24 run-off against Moise, who has yet to submit his official resignation to the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

The spokesman for Haiti’s electoral council says that a much-criticized presidential runoff election will be postponed for a second time.

‘The Revenant’ Leads Oscar Noms With 12, Only White Actors Again

January 14, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in "The Revenant" as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting party. (20th Century Fox)

The brutal frontier saga landed a leading 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

‘Revenant’ Leads Oscar Nominations With 12, Only White Actors Again

January 14, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, "The Revenant." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. Seven other films were nominated for best picture, including “Spotlight.”

Mass. House Approves Bill Aimed At Combating Opioid Overdoses

January 14, 2016

The House bill has significant differences from a bill filed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. It rejects a proposal in Baker’s bill that would have allowed doctors to involuntarily commit those suffering from overdoses to drug treatment facilities for up to three days.

General Electric To Move Headquarters To Boston

January 13, 2016
A sign outside the corporate headquarters of the General Electric company is pictured on September 18, 2003, in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Several states have been competing to lure GE from Fairfield, since it announced that it was unhappy about legislative tax proposals.

Suicide Bomber Kills 10, Wounds 15 In Istanbul Tourist Area

January 12, 2016
Turkish police stand guard next to ambulances as they block access to the Blue Mosque area after a blast in Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet on January 12, 2016. At least 10 people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in the main tourist hub of Turkey's largest city Istanbul, officials said. A powerful blast rocked the Sultanahmet neighbourhood which is home to Istanbul's biggest concentration of monuments and and is visited by tens of thousands of tourists every day. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey’s prime minister said the bomber was a member of ISIS, and he pledged to battle the group until it no longer “remains a threat.”

Fugitive Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Recaptured

January 08, 2016
Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo" Guzman" is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

The Drug Enforcement Agency has confirmed Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured, seven months after he escaped from prison.

Jimmy Fallon Crowned ‘Emperor Of Comedy’ By Harvard Lampoon

October 24, 2015
Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine.

AG Lynch, Speaking In Massachusetts, Sees Doctors As Partners In Addiction Fight

October 02, 2015
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the Opioid Misuse and Addiction Summit sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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.”

Study: Marijuana More A Habit For College Students Than Cigarettes

September 01, 2015
The study's lead investigator says the findings suggest that teenagers and young adults have absorbed public health warnings about the dangers of cigarettes but increasingly regard marijuana as benign or carrying few risks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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.

Thousands Ruled Ineligible For Mass. Medicaid

July 21, 2015

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.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Earns A Leading 24 Emmy Award Nominations

July 16, 2015
Emilia Clarke, from "Game of Thrones," was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. (HBO via AP)

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.

Boston’s MFA Cancels ‘Kimono Wednesdays’ After Protests

July 08, 2015
Claude Monet's "La Japonaise" featuring his wife Camille Monet in a Japanese kimono. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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 — 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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