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Ex-Officer Indicted For Fabrications Found Dead At His Home

November 26, 2015

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.

Shooting Kills 1, Wounds 3 Outside Fenway Park

November 26, 2015

support wbur today BOSTON Police have tightened security around Boston’s iconic Fenway Park after one person was killed and three others wounded in an early morning shooting. Boston police said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Thursday near a bar adjacent to the ballpark, which is playing host to a high school football team. The […]

New York Court Hears Arguments On Daily Fantasy Sports Websites

November 25, 2015
DraftKings employees works at their desks at the company's Boston offices. (Stephan Savoia/AP/File)

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.

Currently No Credible Threat Against U.S., Obama Says

November 25, 2015
President Obama delivers a statement on national security from the White House on Wednesday, alongside, from left, FBI Director James Comey, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Obama, speaking from the White House Wednesday, sought to reassure anxious Americans ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Police Identify Suspect In Death Of Woman Whose Body Was Found Burning In Bridgewater

November 25, 2015

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.

Former Chelsea Officer Admits To Beating A Handcuffed Detainee

November 25, 2015

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.

Millsap, Teague Pace Hawks To 121-97 Win Over Boston

November 25, 2015

Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised at how poorly his team performed. “We had this coming,” he said.

N.H. Couple Charged With Misleading Investigators In Case Of Body Found Burning In Bridgewater

November 24, 2015

Julian Squires and his wife, Shannon, both of Manchester, were arraigned Monday in Brockton District Court, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Patriots Improve To 10-0, Beat Bills 20-13

November 24, 2015
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) runs from Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) after catching a pass in the game last night in Foxborough. The Patriots won 20-13. (Steven Senne/AP)

Last night’s victory has kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.

Krejci Scores In Shootout, Bruins Beat Maple Leafs 4-3

November 24, 2015

David Krejci scored the only goal in the shootout, and Boston stopped a power play in overtime to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Militants Attack Hotel In Mali, Hostages Freed

November 20, 2015
Malian soldiers and special forces stand guard at the entrance the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20, 2015, after the assault of security forces. (Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images)

Militants armed with guns and grenades stormed a Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali early Friday.

French, U.S. Forces On Scene Of Mali Hotel Attack

November 20, 2015
Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20, 2015. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking that has left at least three people dead. (Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images)

Militants, armed with guns and throwing grenades, stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital.

Investigators Seek 2nd Suspect In Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015
A miniature Eiffel tower, candles and flowers are seen at a makeshift memorial outside Le Carillon café at the corner of Rue Bichat and Alibert in the 10th arrondissement and Le petit Cambodge restaurant at the site of the attacks in Paris, on November 17, 2015 in tribute to the victims of the attacks claimed by Islamic State, which killed at least 129 people and left more than 350 injured on November 13. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

French and Belgian authorities have issued a warrant for one person, Salah Abdeslam. The second suspect has not been identified.

Obama: Paris Attacks A ‘Terrible’ Setback In Fight Against ISIS

November 16, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya, on November 16, 2015. World leaders on November 16 committed to join forces to bring peace to Syria and destroy the Islamic State jihadist network, hoping to curb the extremist menace after the Paris attacks. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The president forcefully dismissed critics who have called for the U.S. to change or expand its military campaign against the extremists.

Mizzou President Resigns Over Handling Of Racial Issues

November 09, 2015
University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe is pictured on April 11, 2014 in Rolla, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Students have been complaining for months about racial slurs and other offensive incidents at the University of Missouri.

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

November 06, 2015
Miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline are stacked in a field near Cushing, Okla. in 2012. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

The decision caps a seven-year saga that became one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Army Blimp Breaks Loose, Drifts For Hours Over Pennsylvania

October 29, 2015
Pictured is one of the U.S. military aerostats developed by Raytheon. The giant blimps are about the size of a football field. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

The slow-moving, unmanned Army surveillance blimp caused electrical outages as its tether hit power lines. It eventually deflated.

Sheriff: Officer Fired After Tossing Student In Class

October 28, 2015
This three image combo made from video taken by a Spring Valley High School student on Monday, Oct, 26, 2015, shows Senior Deputy Ben Fields trying to forcibly remove a student from her chair after she refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia S.C. The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after Fields flipped the student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor. (AP)

The resource officer was fired after a video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across the room.

Deadly Earthquake Felt Across South Asia

October 26, 2015
A Pakistani policeman digs through the debris of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. (Basit Shah/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani officials say a powerful earthquake in a remote part of neighboring Afghanistan has killed dozens of people.

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.

Clinton Defends Herself On Benghazi As GOP Probes Her Record

October 22, 2015
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 22, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her record as she came face-to-face with the Republican-led special investigation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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