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  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:47 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:34 pm
  • BOSTON - Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago.

  • Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:31 pm
  • BOSTON - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings has been sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation.

  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:14 pm
  • BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.

  • Boston doctors agree to $4.5M settlement 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:05 pm
  • BOSTON - Two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of a Plymouth woman who died at the hospital.

  • Leonard Nimoy earns hometown honors 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:34 am
  • BOSTON - The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the "Star Trek" television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

  • Sen. Markey to outline "business plan" for state 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:37 am
  • BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his "Massachusetts Business Plan" during a speech in Boston on Wednesday.

  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:29 am
  • BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

  • Brothers hurt in marathon bombing retrace route 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 pm
  • BOSTON - Two Boston-area brothers who each lost a right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings have retraced the marathon route on the anniversary in a relay walk-and-ride with relatives and friends.

  • Could police have averted the Boston bombings? 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:37 pm
  • BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

  • Billions approved for Massachusetts transportation 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:29 pm
  • BOSTON - Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.

  • Suspicious devices in Boston high-voltage fuses 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:07 am
  • BOSTON - Authorities say what was at first described as a "possible pipe bomb" outside a state building in Boston turned out to be a high-voltage fuse that did not present a danger.

  • Shaheen thanking NH police who responded to Boston 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:23 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is thanking New Hampshire law-enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago.

  • North Adams residents to deliver hospital petition 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
  • BOSTON - A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.

  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:42 pm
  • BOSTON - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

  • Bruins bring experience to NHL playoffs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:39 pm
  • BOSTON - The Boston Bruins had the NHL's best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most.

  • Proposal calls for new strategies on autism 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:32 pm
  • BOSTON - A bill that would establish a state autism commission and proposes other strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with the disorder is expected to come up for a vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for marathon coverage 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:23 pm
  • BOSTON - The Boston Globe has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

  • Boston bombing survivor: A 'miracle' to be here 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:58 pm
  • BOSTON - When John Odom left the Boston Medical Center five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing it wasn't certain he would ever walk again. But after 11 surgeries and almost a year later, he gets around fine with a cane. Odom has little problem standing, walking, playing golf or even dancing with his wife.

  • Boston proposal would boost gender therapy access 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:52 pm
  • BOSTON - City worker health plans should cover gender reassignment surgery, two Boston city councilors proposed Monday.

  • Lawmakers approve 'Boston Strong' license plate 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:13 pm
  • BOSTON - A bill creating a "Boston Strong" license plate has been given final approval by lawmakers.

  • Boston mayor seeks tax breaks for Fenway project 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:48 am
  • BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed $4.6 million in tax breaks to spark construction of a $550 million retail and residential development that would straddle the Massachusetts Turnpike near Fenway Park.

  • Davis in Amherst to launch rowdiness review 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:46 am
  • AMHERST, Massachusetts - Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to review the school and town's handling of the so-called Blarney Blowout parties.

  • Quincy man, 4 daughters, to run marathon together 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:41 am
  • QUINCY, Massachusetts - Joe D'Arrigo and his four daughters have run the Boston Marathon nearly 40 times between them.

  • Red Cross gives coping tips on bombing anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:28 am
  • BOSTON - The American Red Cross shares helpful tips on how to prepare for the emotional struggles the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing may elicit.