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Prosecutors Can’t Bring Up Florida Shooting In Case Against Hernandez

March 04, 2015

Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Police Suspect ‘Inside Job’ In $4.8M Gold Heist From Mass.-Bound Armored Truck

March 04, 2015

“The fact that the truck was robbed immediately upon pulling over at an unannounced stop is suspicious in and of itself,” a warrant states.

Gov. Baker Unveils $38B State Budget Plan

March 04, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled his 2016 budget proposal during a news conference at the State House Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

While the budget includes more than $1 billion in new spending, the administration says it also takes a number of steps to reduce what would have been even larger increases, particularly in the state’s Medicaid program.

Section Of Roof At Vacant Boston Expo Center Collapses

March 04, 2015

Authorities say no one was injured when a portion of the roof of Boston’s vacant Bayside Expo Center collapsed.

Boston Woman Held Without Bail In Fatal Stabbing

March 04, 2015

Takisa Matthews, who also goes by Takisa Williams, was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on Tuesday on charges of murder and armed assault with intent to murder.

‘It Was Him': Defense Admits Tsarnaev Carried Out Boston Bombing

March 04, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, defense attorney Judy Clarke is depicted delivering opening statements on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

Celtics Get Trounced By Cavaliers

March 04, 2015

The Cavaliers beat the Celtics 110-79, making it the biggest loss of the season for the Celts.

Phillip Chism’s Confession Can’t Be Used In Murder Trial, Judge Rules

March 03, 2015

Chism’s lawyers had said police coerced the statement from the former Danvers High School student after he invoked his right to remain silent. He has pleaded not guilty to killing and raping his 24-year-old math teacher Colleen Ritzer.

Hernandez Messed With Security Camera After Killing, Maid Testifies

March 03, 2015
Glaucia Santos testifies Tuesday during the murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez. (Dominick Reuter/AP)

Glaucia Santos said Tuesday that she was cleaning a bathroom when she heard Hernandez enter. She says she saw him touching the camera, which is located on the basement’s family room ceiling.

MBTA Considering Options To Compensate Riders For Snow Woes

March 03, 2015

MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis said those options include a week of free fares, which would cost the MBTA about $6 million.

Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks In Congress Address

March 03, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Netanyahu said the world must unite to "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror." House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah listen. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

The Israeli prime minister said the negotiations would “all but guarantee” Tehran will get nuclear weapons.

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.

Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

February 25, 2015

The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.

Greece And Eurozone Creditors Reach Deal, Official Says

February 20, 2015
The euro logo is pictured in front of the former headquarter of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, on February 13, 2015. (Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

An official close to discussions says a deal was reached between the two sides over the country’s request to extend its bailout.

Health Connector Adding Hours, Staff Ahead Of Deadline

February 19, 2015

Monday is the deadline to complete an application, pick a plan and pay the first month’s premium for new coverage starting March 1.

Greece Rejects New Bailout Offer From Europe

February 16, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives a press conference during a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 12, 2015. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

The eurozone’s top official effectively gave Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to the country’s bailout program.

Health Connector Extends Sign-Up Deadline By A Week

February 13, 2015

Officials are pushing the Feb. 15 deadline back to Feb. 23 because the recent heavy snowstorms have made it hard for some to sign up for insurance. The Feb. 23 deadline for making a payment stays in place.

American Woman Held By ISIS Confirmed Dead

February 10, 2015
Kayla Mueller is pictured in this undated photograph provided by the Mueller family.

Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old aid worker, has been confirmed dead, according to her parents and the Obama administration.

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.

White House: No Evidence Backing Up Claim Of American’s Death

February 06, 2015

A purported statement by the Islamic State claims the woman was killed in an airstrike on the outskirts of a northern Syrian city.

Purported ISIS Video Shows Jordan Pilot Burned To Death

February 03, 2015
Anwar al-Tarawneh, center, the wife of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by Islamic State group militants, holds a posters of him with Arabic that reads, "we are all Muath," during a protest in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Al-Kaseasbeh was seized after his F-16 jet crashed near the Islamic State group's de facto capital, Raqqa, Syria, in December last year. (Raad Adayleh/AP)

Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, fell into the hands of ISIS in December when his Jordanian F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria.

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.

Rod McKuen, Mega-Selling Poet And Performer, Dies At 81

January 30, 2015
Rod McKuen performs on November 12, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. (David Livingston/Getty Images)

McKuen was an astonishingly successful and prolific force in popular culture, turning out hundreds of songs, poems and records.

Mitt Romney Will Not Run For President In 2016

January 30, 2015
Mitt Romney speaks to fellow Republicans at a dinner during the Republican National Committee's Annual Winter Meeting aboard the USS Midway on January 16, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Romney said definitively that he won’t seek the White House.

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston But Largely Spares NYC

January 27, 2015
A pedestrian walks through blowing and drifting snow before dawn during a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds as a storm spun up the East Coast.

Gov. Baker Names 2 Top State Health Care Officials

January 22, 2015

Louis Gutierrez will head up the Massachusetts Health Connector and Daniel Tsai will be assistant secretary for MassHealth.

Kin: Man Who Killed Brigham Doctor Had Blamed Him For Mother’s Death

January 22, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital staff embrace after a ceremony remembering Dr. Michael Davidson on Wednesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)Brigham and Women's Hospital staff embrace after a ceremony remembering Dr. Michael Davidson on Wednesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A man who fatally shot a cardiac surgeon outside an examination room had been upset about his mother’s death and had blamed the doctor for it, relatives said.

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.

Mass. Doctor Who Beat Ebola To Return To Liberia

January 12, 2015
Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra at a September news conference in Nebraska. (Nati Harnik/AP)

The Massachusetts doctor who beat Ebola plans to return to Liberia, where he contracted the deadly virus, in order to help overworked colleagues in the missionary hospital where he has worked for years.

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.

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