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Walmart cites settlement agreement in same-sex benefits case
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a former Walmart employee who sued the retail chain for denying her same-sex spouse health benefits have asked a federal court judge to approve a $7.5 million class-action settlement....

Ex-scout leader gets 5-7 year prison term for molesting kids
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A former Connecticut Boy Scout troop leader has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison after admitting under a plea deal to sexually assaulting three boys during scouting trips to Massachusetts in the 1990s....

Gov. Baker at odds with Sen. Warren on medical research bill
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is finding himself at odds with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren over a medical research bill working its way through Congress....

Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland
BOSTON (AP) -- Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?...

State tax revenues miss their mark in November
BOSTON (AP) -- State tax collections were off target last month and are once again running slightly below projections for the current fiscal year....

Police sergeant gets jail term in insurance fraud scheme
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for a bogus injury....

Decapitated body identified as missing 16-year-old boy
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts authorities have identified a decapitated body found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence as the remains of a 16-year-old boy who had been missing for two weeks....

FBI at land owned by family in homicide, lost-at-sea case
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- The FBI and other agencies have been at an abandoned New Hampshire property owned by the family of a man whose 2013 homicide remains unsolved and whose daughter is presumed dead after her boat sank during a mother-son fishing trip this year....

 

 

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