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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country has learned more about legalizing marijuana since her 2012 campaign, when she opposed full legalization.
Jessica Conway, 27, is the mother of Avalena Conway-Coxon, who died in foster care in Auburn last month. Authorities say they believe Conway’s death may be drug-related based on evidence and information from family members.
The Red Sox fell 13-8 in a slugfest to the dreaded Yankees.
No injuries were immediately reported and police are searching for a suspect. Schools are being closed Thursday after threatening phone calls were made to a middle school. However, the incidents are not believed to be related.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th vote in favor of the agreement. She calls it “the best option available.”
A lawyer for Sudbury’s Tarek Mehanna said his sentence should be vacated because prosecutors withheld information about a key government witness during his 2011 trial.
“I have a job,” the senator said, “and my job is to go down to Washington and fight for the people of Massachusetts.”
Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season.
Replacing Boston’s soured bid, LA will try to become a three-time Olympic host.
Harold Shaw, who has worked for the FBI since 1999, most recently worked as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI’s New York division.
The annual report from the state’s child advocate shows 184 children who were in the custody of DCF were the victims of supported allegations of mistreatment in 2014.
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.
Authorities say Vester Lee Flanagan II of Roanoke fatally shot two of his former colleagues during a live broadcast.
Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton says the suspect in the shooting has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is stepping down and calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his party.
The former president talked openly about his cancer and how he would cut back on his work with the Carter Center.
Though 12,000 people have been forced from their homes or advised to leave, firefighters say they have made progress controlling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.
A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.
The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.
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.
Federal authorities are looking into the possibility that the shootings, which killed four Marines, were an act of terrorism.
A U.S. official says a lone gunman is dead, after unleashing a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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.
The figure that doesn’t even include the state’s three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield.
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.
A partial list of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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.