Massachusetts

U.S. Refugee Chief Didn’t Know Boston Bombers Were Refugees

At a Thursday Congressional hearing regarding the Obama administration’s plan to welcome tens of thousands of additional refugees into the… READ MORE

Son of Boston police captain allegedly involved in terror plot

The son of a Boston police captain was an ISIS supporter who planned to set off an improvised explosive device… READ MORE
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Time capsule returned to Massachusetts State House cornerstone

A Massachusetts time capsule dating from 1795 was returned Wednesday to the cornerstone of the State House with a set… READ MORE
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Boston terror suspects plotted to behead police officers, source says

The man shot and killed Tuesday by Boston police was plotting with another suspect to behead a cop, a law… READ MORE

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
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