AM Briefing: Connolly Says He Could Be Exonerated; Arraignment For NU Student Murder

Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Monday:

-- The U.S. Supreme Court could issue its ruling on the national health care overhaul today. And no matter how the court rules, the largest insurers in the state are promising to continue to allow people up to the age of 26 to remain on their parents' plans, and to offer certain preventative services with no co-pays. [Boston Globe]

-- John Connolly, the longtime FBI handler of reputed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, is claiming that he could be exonerated by Bulger. [Daily Beast]

-- A man accused of killing a Northeastern University student four years ago is set to be arraigned today. [Associated Press, via Boston Herald]

-- Amid the ongoing labor dispute at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Entergy Corp. and union members have agreed to resume contract negotiations, under the guidance of a federal mediator.

-- Boston is considering how much to increase public employee pensions. [Globe]

-- A global biotech conference has kicked off in Boston.

-- A newly enacted ban on cursing in Middleborough has been placed on hold pending a review by the state attorney general. [Brockton Enterprise]

-- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission today hosts a public forum on problem gambling.

-- It's Bunker Hill Day — the holiday that commemorates the Revolutionary War battle — and parking is free in Boston. [FOX-TV]


-- The Sox topped the Cubs to return to .500 baseball.

This program aired on June 18, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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