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Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in Salem District Court in Salem, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Chism has been ordered held without bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Patrick Whittemore)

Soft-spoken teen accused of killing teacher

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town’s high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with […]

10/23/2013

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Dead marathon suspect tied to 2011 killings

BOSTON (AP) — Slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot to death while being questioned by authorities, according […]

10/22/2013

Craig Wright, right, stands in court with his attorney Mitchell Elman in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Wright, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment, police said, for his involvement with an encounter between a group of bikers and the driver of a sport utility vehicle on Sept. 29.  (AP Photo/Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

NYC cop surrenders in motorcycle-SUV assault case

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York Police Department undercover detective apparently seen on video pounding on an SUV during a melee with motorcyclists has surrendered. Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed Tuesday the undercover […]

10/08/2013

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway stands in front of his rural vacation home Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Stephentown, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

6 arrests in vandalism of ex-NFL player’s NY home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six people were arrested Thursday on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player’s vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected. The arrests […]

09/26/2013

This undated booking photo released in a document by the U.S. District Court shows Geoffrey Portway, scheduled for sentencing in federal court Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court)

Man gets nearly 27 years in Mass. child porn case

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who chatted online with other men about their desire to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 27 years in prison after prosecutors showed […]

09/17/2013

Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center talks Thursday Sept. 4, 2013 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

NH hospital calls 8 over brain disease chances

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eight patients who may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease at a New Hampshire hospital have been contacted by the hospital’s president, who said Thursday the patients aren’t panicking. […]

09/05/2013

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

Heinz Kerry makes 1st public appearance since July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, made her first public appearance since suffering a seizure in July. Heinz Kerry was seated in the row behind her husband […]

09/03/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Shark Week’s Andy Casagrande talks about shark attacks

It seems shark sightings are becoming more common along the east and west coasts of this country. This month there have been sightings off the coast of Manhattan Beach here in the Southland. Also this month, […]

08/30/2013

Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab, pleads not guilty during her arraignment at Superior Court, in Dedham, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

Mass. review: More cases linked to lab scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A disgraced former state chemist may have tainted more prosecutions than officials had first estimated, an independent reviewer of narcotics cases said Tuesday. More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by […]

08/20/2013

A deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho)

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA (AP) — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease […]

08/19/2013

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