Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

BOSTON — Publicity hasn’t jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the… READ MORE
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Time capsule found at Massachusetts Statehouse

BOSTON – Crews removed a time capsule dating back to 1795 on Thursday from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts… READ MORE

In Massachusetts, a race for governor, redemption

BOSTON (AP) — For Democrat Martha Coakley, the governor’s race in Massachusetts is more than just a contest for the state’s top political office….… READ MORE

Friend of accused Boston bomber due to testify on Wednesday

BOSTON (Reuters) – A man convicted of obstructing justice for removing fireworks from the accused Boston Marathon bomber’s dorm room days…… READ MORE

Agents due back on stand in trial of accused Boston bomber’s friend

BOSTON (Reuters) – Law enforcement agents who interviewed a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber in the days after the deadly blasts…… READ MORE

3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went…… READ MORE
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic buffer zone

WASHINGTON — Abortion remains an issue that divides the Supreme Court, but the justices had little disagreement Thursday in defending… READ MORE

Automatic gas tax emerging as key campaign issue in Massachusetts

BOSTON – Critics of a law that allows for automatic increases in the state’s gasoline tax have pounced on the issue with the hope of pushing it to the forefront of the election year debate.… READ MORE

Mass. senator seeks to regulate TV, Internet, radio for ‘hate crimes’

Democrat Sen. Edward Markey from Massachusetts says the government should crack down on broadcast messages that promote what he calls hate crimes, by regulating content on television, radio and the Internet. He’s proposed commissioning a… READ MORE

Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick’s parade that won’t allow gays

Boston Beer Co., the maker of the Samuel Adams brew — and the same company that omitted mentioning God in its Declaration of Independence-based ad — now faces a new flap: It’s pulled its sponsorship… READ MORE

Justina Pelletier’s family wins right to take her back to preferred doctors

The ailing teenager at the center of an interstate custody battle is going back under the care of Tufts Medical Center, where she was being treated until another Boston hospital made a different diagnosis and… READ MORE

Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Massachusetts Special Election

Democratic state Sen. Katherine M. Clark handily defeated GOP attorney Frank Addivinola in Massachusetts’ 5th District special election Tuesday night. Clark defeated Addivinola, 64 percent to 34 percent, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according… READ MORE

NRA: Massachusetts ‘abusing’ citizens by slow-walking gun license approval

A National Rifle Association affiliate says Massachusetts is “abusing” law-abiding citizens by delaying the issuance of firearm licenses beyond the time frame outlined by state law. The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL), which represents 16,000… READ MORE