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Christian Gerhartsreiter (AP Photo)

Rockefeller impostor sentenced for San Marino murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Gerhartsreiter, who masqueraded across the U.S. as an heir to the fabled Rockefeller fortune, a movie producer and a wizard of Wall Street, was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to […]

08/15/2013

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt, from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass. on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. He […]

08/15/2013

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, second from right, stands with defense attorneys Hank Brennan, third from right, and J.W. Carney, right, as the jury submits its verdicts before Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in federal court in Boston.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

For families, Bulger verdict brings closure, angst

BOSTON (AP) — The guilty verdicts against James “Whitey” Bulger brought catharsis and closure to relatives of the 11 victims in whose killings he was convicted of playing a role, but for the families of […]

08/13/2013

Stephen Rakes, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

DA: Alleged Bulger extortion victim was poisoned

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who said he had been extorted by James “Whitey” Bulger and hoped to testify at his trial was given iced coffee laced with cyanide that killed him, authorities said […]

08/02/2013

First gay divorce finalized in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s first recognized same-sex divorce is final. Supporters of Colorado’s new civil unions law say the court ruling sets a precedent for gay couples married in other states who want to legally […]

07/30/2013

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Trashed lottery ticket a $1M winner

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadvertently throwing it away. The state lottery commission says Joseph and […]

07/26/2013

Former New England Patriots NFL football tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, appears at Attleboro District Court on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Attleboro, Mass. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

Photos show Hernandez apparently holding gun

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Newly released surveillance photos show former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez holding what authorities say appears to be a gun, shortly after his friend was shot to death. The photos taken […]

07/25/2013

US first lady Michelle Obama (l), US President Barack Obama (back to camera) hugs his daughter, Malia, with daughter Sasha (r) looking on, Blue Room, White House, 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC. (AP Photo)

Obamas to return to Martha’s Vineyard this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the beach for President Barack Obama this summer. The White House says the president and the first lady will return to Martha’s Vineyard next month for a nine-day stay. […]

07/13/2013

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

Tearful John Kerry says wife’s condition improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has paid tearful thanks for the outpouring of good wishes for his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry and says her condition is improving. Kerry, looking weary, was speaking […]

07/10/2013

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (AP Photo)

Documents: Hernandez admitted firing fatal shots

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A man linked to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez told police Hernandez admitted firing the fatal shots, and a vehicle wanted in a double […]

07/09/2013

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