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Red Sox Make Five Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0

May 06, 2015

Mookie Betts was the star of the night with two home runs over the Green Monster.

Nanny Charged In Cambridge Baby’s Death Wins Release On Bail

May 05, 2015

A judge has agreed to let Aisling Brady McCarthy, who’s accused of killing a 1-year-old, free on bail while authorities review medical evidence ahead of her trial.

Tsarnaev’s Lawyer Points To Family Dysfunction

May 05, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.

Report: Gov. Baker Says Police Body Cameras Raise Privacy Concerns

May 05, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker remains unsold on the idea of body cameras for police in Massachusetts.

Buchholz Roughed Up Again As Red Sox Lose To Rays

May 05, 2015

The Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez sprained his shoulder after colliding with a wall while trying to make a catch.

Gov. Baker Signs State Employee Early Retirement Plan

May 04, 2015

The move will cut the state’s payroll by an estimated $172 million in the next fiscal year.

FBI Releases Corruption Probe Files Into Late Boston Mayor

May 04, 2015
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, in a 2013 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

No charges were filed and the FBI closed the case in September 2003. The documents released Monday do not specify why the investigation did not lead to charges.

With Relatives On The Stand, Tsarnaev Drops Impassive Demeanor

May 04, 2015
A car carrying some relatives of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leaves federal court in Boston Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother’s sister sobbed uncontrollably.

NYC Harassment Case Against Marathon Bombers’ Sister Dropped

May 04, 2015
Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in September 2014. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post/AP, Pool)

New York prosecutors have dropped a harassment case against a sister of the Boston Marathon bombers, saying allegations she threatened to “put a bomb” on a perceived romantic rival couldn’t be proved. Prosecutors said Monday that it had “significant” questions about the credibility of the woman who accused Ailina Tsarnaeva.

Supreme Court Rejects Inmate’s Appeal For Sex-Change Surgery

May 04, 2015
Michelle Kosilek, formerly known as Robert, in 1993 (AP File)

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer in Massachusetts who has been seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison.

Prosecutor Charges 6 Baltimore Officers In Gray’s Death

May 01, 2015
Baltimore's top prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baltimore’s top prosecutor says the death of Freddie Gray, from an unexplained spinal injury, “was a homicide.”

6 Officers Charged In Connection With Freddie Gray’s Death

May 01, 2015
On May 1, 2015, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, announces criminal charges against six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody. (Alex Brandon/AP)

At some point while he was in Baltimore police custody, Gray suffered a mysterious spinal injury and died a week later.

Loretta Lynch Sworn In As New U.S. Attorney General

April 27, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden applauds as Loretta Lynch speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, after Biden administered the oath of office to Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve in that role.

Geologists Link Oklahoma Earthquakes To Fracking Waste Disposal

April 22, 2015
Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., Nov, 6, 2011, following two earthquakes that hit the area in less than 24 hours. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

The “primary suspected source” of the temblors is the injection in disposal wells of wastewater produced as a byproduct of fracking.

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.

Baltimore Mayor Seeks Answers In Freddie Gray’s Death

April 20, 2015
Demonstrators protest the death of Freddie Gray outside Baltimore City Hall on Monday, April 20, 2015. Gray died Sunday, a week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Baltimore police officers. (David Dishneau/AP)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is promising accountability and transparency, after a man died following an encounter with police.

Migrant Death Toll Continues To Rise In Mediterranean

April 20, 2015
Migrants arrive in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. A surge of migrants pouring into Europe from across the Mediterranean won't end before chaos in Libya is controlled, Italy's prime minister said yesterday, as the Vatican condemned a deadly clash between Muslim and Christian refugees on one boat. Italian authorities have rescued more than 11,000 migrants making the often deadly voyage from North Africa in the past six days, with hundreds more expected, the coastguard said. (Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds are believed to have drowned off Libya, and more search and rescue operations are underway.

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.

Police Video Shows Killing Of Black Oklahoma Suspect

April 13, 2015
In this frame from the video released by police, Eric Harris is held down after being shot by reserve deputy Robert Bates.

A 73-year-old reserve sheriff’s deputy can be heard in the video apologizing and admitting to shooting the suspect, Eric Harris.

Obama And Raul Castro Speak By Phone

April 10, 2015
Cuban President Raul Castro listens to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (not in frame), during the ALBA Summit at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas on March 17, 2015. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s just the second time in more than 50 years that the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken.

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.

Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Marathon Bombing

April 08, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, earlier this month during his federal death penalty trial. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The jury will now move on to a second phase of the trial, to decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

Tsarnaev Convicted On All Counts

April 08, 2015
FILE - In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

The jury will now move on to a second phase of the trial, to decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

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.

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