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President Barack Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton

June 09, 2016

In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state’s bid and “build on the progress” of his eight years in the White House.

Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

June 09, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) (L) walks with President Barack Obama (R) through the Colonnade as he arrives at the White House for an Oval Office meeting June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Sanders met with President Obama after Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for president. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president.

Sanders Denounces Trump, But Says He’ll Remain In Race

June 09, 2016

Sanders said he will do everything in his power to make sure Donald Trump does not become the next president.

Yuck! The Weird Things Kids Swallow Or Stuff Go On Display At Boston Children’s

June 09, 2016
A variety of items ingested by children, from a sardine can key to a crucifix, are on display at Boston Children's Hospital. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Thousands of children are treated annually for sticking stuff they’re not supposed to into their mouths, noses and ears. And at Boston Children’s Hospital, these items are now on display.

Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Boost Hydro, Wind Power

June 08, 2016
Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The bill approved Wednesday would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an additional 1,200 megawatts each of Canadian hydroelectricity and offshore wind.

Police Investigate Death Of Man Found Injured In Boston Park

June 08, 2016

State police are investigating a pair of apparent assaults in a Boston park, including one that led to the death of an 83-year-old man.

Motorcyclist Accused Of Striking Trooper Arraigned

June 07, 2016

Police say the trooper had just gotten out of his cruiser after stopping a car when a motorcycle being operated by Danilo DiRoche hit the trooper and then struck a car.

4 Dead In Manchester, N.H. Apartment Fire

June 06, 2016
A firefighter works to help contain the fire in Manchester, N.H. that left four people dead. (Jim Cole/AP)

The multi-alarm fire started at about 4:30 a.m. Monday at a multi-story building on Wilson Street.

33-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Dorchester

June 06, 2016

Police say 33-year-old Ronnie Headley was killed at around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, just a block from his family’s home in Dorchester.

Chelsea Man Dies After Being Struck In Hit-And-Run Crash

June 05, 2016

Authorities say 25-year-old Marco Cruz was hit by a vehicle on Washington Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

Mass. State Police: Trooper Struck, Injured By Motorcyclist In Revere

June 05, 2016

Danilo Diroche, 26, of Lynn, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

No Criminal Charges After R.I. Boarding School Sex Abuse Investigation

June 02, 2016
Police have ended their investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of students by seven former faculty members, one current employee and three former students at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island. (Steven Senne/AP)

Authorities determined they cannot proceed with criminal charges for various reasons, including the statute of limitations.

MBTA Hoping To Reduce Staff With Voluntary Retirement Offers

June 02, 2016
The Orange Line at Sullivan Square Station. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

The move aims to save the public transit agency about $25 million.

Minimum Age For Buying Tobacco In Worcester Raised To 21

June 02, 2016
The new regulation would go into effect on Sept. 1. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Worcester Board of Health has unanimously voted to increase the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21.

Moose Spotted Trotting Through Belmont And Watertown

June 01, 2016
A screenshot of a video posted by the Watertown Police Department of a moose running through the city. (Watertown Police)

The moose stuck to the sidewalk in Watertown but ran down the middle of a Belmont street.

Trump Vows To Put ‘America First’ In Foreign Policy

April 27, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) March 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Presidential candidates from both parties gathered in Washington to pitch their views on Israel. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Much of the speech was similar to his typical campaign remarks, but it was delivered it a much more sober, restrained manner.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

April 27, 2016
Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Prince

April 21, 2016
Recording artist Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

Treasury Official Says Harriet Tubman Will Go On $20 Bill

April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist leader who used the Underground Railroad to free slaves. (H. Seymour Squyer/National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia Commons)

The decision to place Tubman’s portrait on the $20 likely means the Treasury secretary will keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

Ethiopians Complete First-Ever Sweep Of Boston Marathon

April 18, 2016
Composite image of the two 2016 Boston Marathon winners.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s race with a time of 2:12:45 and Atsede Baysa won the women’s race in 2:29:19.

French Police Say They Have Arrested Fugitive Suspect In Paris Attacks

April 08, 2016
Belgian authorities have released this still image from surveillance video of three men suspected of taking part in the attacks at Belgium's Zaventem Airport. (Belgian Federal Police)

The suspect, Mohamed Abrini, is believed to be the mysterious “man in the hat” who escaped the double bombing at the Zaventem airport in Belgium.

Country Icon Merle Haggard Dead At 79

April 06, 2016
Country icon Merle Haggard died today, Wednesday April 6, 2016. It was his 79th birthday. He is pictured here, performing at Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival in 2010. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Country music icon Merle Haggard died today, his 79th birthday.

Mass. Lawmakers Unveil Bill To Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21

March 03, 2016
Cigarette packs are displayed at a convenience store in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

A move to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across Massachusetts is gathering steam on Beacon Hill.

Academy Awards Take On Issues Beyond #OscarsSoWhite

February 29, 2016
Nicole Rocklin, from left, Michael Sugar, Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, and cast and crew of ìSpotlightî accept the award for best picture for ìSpotlightî at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The evening turned out to be a platform not just for racial representation in the movies, led by host Chris Rock’s incisive insight and parody, but a wide array of causes, from global warming and bank reform to sexual abuse in church and on campus.

‘The Godfather’ Author’s Papers Sell At Auction For $625,000

February 19, 2016
Mario Puzo’'s 1965 Olympia typewriter with manuscripts and versions of both Godfather I and II screenplays. (RR Auction via AP)

RR Auction of Boston announced that the 45-box archive sold Thursday to a bidder from the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous.

Boston Symphony Is Rhapsodizing Over Its Orchestral Grammy

February 16, 2016
In this 2014 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall. The BSO won the orchestral performance Grammy for "Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow," on Monday. It was the orchestra's first recording in a new partnership with the Deutsche Grammophon label, and its seventh Grammy overall. (Steven Senne/AP)

The Boston Symphony Orchestra won for best orchestral performance; it also has a partial claim to the Grammy for best opera recording, which involved former conductor Seiji Ozawa.

Taylor Swift Wins Top Grammy Award, Kendrick Lamar Wins 5

February 16, 2016
Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for 1989, pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for "Bad Blood" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Some Roast With His Hasty Pudding

February 06, 2016
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is kissed by two actors in drag after being awarded the pudding pot as Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The collegiate theatrical organization says it selected the 34-year-old Gordon-Levitt as its 2016 honoree because he’s a “talented actor” and “visionary entrepreneur.”

‘Revenant’ Leads Oscar Nominations With 12, Only White Actors Again

January 14, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, "The Revenant." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. Seven other films were nominated for best picture, including “Spotlight.”

Mass. House Approves Bill Aimed At Combating Opioid Overdoses

January 14, 2016

The House bill has significant differences from a bill filed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. It rejects a proposal in Baker’s bill that would have allowed doctors to involuntarily commit those suffering from overdoses to drug treatment facilities for up to three days.

Jimmy Fallon Crowned ‘Emperor Of Comedy’ By Harvard Lampoon

October 24, 2015
Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine.

AG Lynch, Speaking In Massachusetts, Sees Doctors As Partners In Addiction Fight

October 02, 2015
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the Opioid Misuse and Addiction Summit sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a gathering of Massachusetts physicians Friday that by harnessing “the expertise, the passion and the conviction” of health care professionals, “I have no doubt that we can preserve opportunity, strengthen families and save lives.”

Study: Marijuana More A Habit For College Students Than Cigarettes

September 01, 2015
The study's lead investigator says the findings suggest that teenagers and young adults have absorbed public health warnings about the dangers of cigarettes but increasingly regard marijuana as benign or carrying few risks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

Thousands Ruled Ineligible For Mass. Medicaid

July 21, 2015

Tens of thousands of people have been removed from the state’s Medicaid program during the first phase of an eligibility review, according to figures from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration obtained by The Associated Press.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Earns A Leading 24 Emmy Award Nominations

July 16, 2015
Emilia Clarke, from "Game of Thrones," was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. (HBO via AP)

The TV academy gave best actress nods to Taraji P. Henson for “Empire” and Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder,” which sets up a possibility of a history-making win since an African-American actress has never won the top drama acting award.

Boston’s MFA Cancels ‘Kimono Wednesdays’ After Protests

July 08, 2015
Claude Monet's "La Japonaise" featuring his wife Camille Monet in a Japanese kimono. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

After protesters decried the event as racist, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will now stop encouraging visitors to don traditional Japanese garments and pose in front of Monet’s “La Japonaise.”

Gunther Schuller — Composer, Educator, Musician — Dies At 89

June 22, 2015
Gunther Schuller, who wrote and directed the opera "Visitation," is shown at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City, June 28, 1967. (AP)

Gunther Schuller — a leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing classical music and jazz died Sunday morning. He is a former head of the New England Conservatory and a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer.

MassHealth Squandered More Than $500 Million, Audit Finds

June 16, 2015

The state Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million between 2009 and 2014 through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program, according to an audit released Tuesday.

Feds Seek Massachusetts Health Exchange Records

May 07, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration confirmed Thursday in a statement that it received a subpoena regarding the health connector’s difficulties dating to 2010 and says it’s fully cooperating with the Justice Department.

After 20 Hours, Mobility-Impaired Man Finishes Boston Marathon At 5 AM

April 21, 2015
Maickel Melamed, of Venezuela, speaks during a ceremony to honor him as the last participant to finish this year's Boston Marathon. (Bill Sikes/AP)

Maickel Melamed, 39, of Venezuela, was honored by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Thousands Of Drug Convictions At Stake In Massachusetts High Court Case

January 08, 2015

The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involves Annie Dookhan, a drug lab chemist who was sentenced in 2013 to at least three years in prison after admitting she faked test results.

Mass. Fires Chemist Over Academic Credentials

November 26, 2013

State officials say Kate Corbett, who worked in the same lab as Annie Dookhan, claimed she had a chemistry degree from Merrimack College, though investigators determined that her degree is in sociology.

Judge: 5 Years Max For Dookhan If She Pleads

October 23, 2013

A judge says she won’t impose a sentence of more than three to five years in prison if former state chemist Annie Dookhan pleads guilty in the drug lab crisis.

Prosecutors: Dookhan Should Get 5-7 Years In Prison

October 17, 2013
Ex-state chemist Annie Dookhan at her arraignment Wednesday. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Annie Dookhan’s lawyer, meanwhile, will recommend a one-year prison sentence.

Released Mass. Inmate: ‘I Love’ Accused Chemist

September 18, 2013

Quincy’s Jamell Spurill expressed his gratitude after he was rearrested for having a stolen handgun.

Man Gets Lesser Sentence Due To Drug Lab Scandal

August 27, 2013

A convicted drug dealer in New Hampshire, who would have faced nearly 20 years in prison as a career offender, was sentenced to only three years.

Review: Thousands More Cases Linked To Drug Lab Crisis

August 20, 2013

More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by Annie Dookhan’s mishandling of drug samples, a reviewer found.

Ex-Chemist Dookhan Wants Statements To Police Tossed

August 19, 2013

In the statements, Annie Dookhan allegedly admitted wrongdoing. Her attorney filed a motion claiming she never got a Miranda warning.

Dookhan Gets Trial Date: Jan. 6, 2014

August 16, 2013

The former state chemist sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system after allegedly tampering with evidence in drug cases.

Chemist Wants More Obstruction Charges Thrown Out

May 31, 2013

Annie Dookhan is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.

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