- For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can carry credit Updated: Oct-07-15 12:09 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - For the first time, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will offer course credit for its free online classes.
- Man accused of possessing weapons hoard declared dangerous Updated: Oct-07-15 12:02 pm
MEDWAY, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts man charged with hoarding a cache of illegal firearms and explosives in his home has been ordered held without bail following a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the community.
- Jury being picked in teen's trial over math teacher's death Updated: Oct-07-15 10:40 am
SALEM, Massachusetts - Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and killing his math teacher.
- Officer who ran over, killed student cleared of wrongdoing Updated: Oct-07-15 9:12 am
CHATHAM, Massachusetts - A Cape Cod police officer who ran over and killed a college student while responding to a business alarm on New Year's Day has been cleared of wrongdoing.
- Man charged with severely beating burglary suspect Updated: Oct-07-15 8:25 am
EAST BROOKFIELD, Massachusetts - Massachusetts police have charged a man they say severely beat another man suspected of breaking into his family's home.
- Friendly's founder asks college to remove name from building Updated: Oct-07-15 7:51 am
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - The co-founder of the Friendly's ice cream restaurant chain has asked a Massachusetts college to remove his name from a campus building.
- Casino developer Wynn files libel lawsuit Updated: Oct-07-15 7:28 am
BOSTON - The battle between casino developer Steve Wynn and the city of Boston is intensifying, with Wynn filing a libel lawsuit against an unidentified foe.
- Police: 16 arrested, 8 firearms recovered in gang sweep Updated: Oct-07-15 4:19 am
WORCESTER, Massachusetts - Police say 16 gang members and associates have been arrested on firearms charges after a months-long investigation.
- DA: Robbery during marijuana sale led to killing Updated: Oct-06-15 8:53 pm
BROCKTON, Massachusetts - A 22-year-old Abington man has been charged in the shooting death of a Brockton man during an attempted robbery.
- Supporters, critics of transgender bills clash at hearing Updated: Oct-06-15 8:47 pm
BOSTON - Critics of Massachusetts proposals to extend non-discrimination protections to transgender people in restaurants, schools or any place that accommodates the public said the state should instead focus on the privacy rights of children and women.
- Massachusetts could ban talking on cellphones while driving Updated: Oct-06-15 7:49 pm
BOSTON - Families of those killed in distracted driving accidents are asking state lawmakers to back legislation that would require drivers to use hand-free phones in Massachusetts.
- Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates Updated: Oct-06-15 6:54 pm
BOSTON - Months after winning a national title, Harvard's debate team has fallen to a group of New York inmates.
- Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault Updated: Oct-06-15 6:47 pm
LOS ANGELES - A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.
- Connecticut university student arrested over mac and cheese Updated: Oct-06-15 6:45 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - A University of Connecticut student faces criminal charges over a confrontation with a campus food court manager who wouldn't let him buy macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers.
- MGM reiterates interest in building a Connecticut casino Updated: Oct-06-15 6:36 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - MGM Resorts International says it remains interested in building a casino in Connecticut and contends there are many potential sites beyond 50 miles of the company's planned Springfield, Massachusetts casino.
- Massachusetts man launches site to sell New England foliage Updated: Oct-06-15 5:16 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts entrepreneur is hoping to help provide a tangible piece of fall nostalgia for New Englanders who left the brisk northeast for warmer climates.
- Worcester officer pleads not guilty in prisoner beating Updated: Oct-06-15 4:32 pm
WORCESTER, Massachusetts - A Worcester police officer accused of beating a prisoner in a holding cell last December has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
- Art lovers stage mock anti-Renoir protest at Boston museum Updated: Oct-06-15 4:29 pm
BOSTON - Renoir didn't leave much of an impression on a group of art lovers in Boston.
- Captain, crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers Updated: Oct-06-15 4:14 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The El Faro carried a crew of 28 Americans and five Polish workers when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship:
- Aaron Hernandez lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed Updated: Oct-06-15 4:13 pm
BOSTON - Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Tuesday to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two men in 2012.
- Defendant in UMass rape case sentenced Updated: Oct-06-15 3:45 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to eight years to 12 years in prison for his role in the rape of a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room.
- Kerouac's knickknacks go on the road to author's hometown Updated: Oct-06-15 11:54 am
LOWELL, Massachusetts - The eclectic bric-a-brac that comforted and inspired writer Jack Kerouac is going on the road.
- Town buries beached whale in makeshift marine life cemetery Updated: Oct-06-15 10:43 am
ROCKPORT, Massachusetts - A pilot whale that died after beaching itself in Rockport has been buried in the town's makeshift cemetery for beached marine animals.
- Man who doused worker with gasoline pleads guilty Updated: Oct-06-15 8:20 am
LOWELL, Massachusetts - A Lowell man who doused a convenience store clerk with gasoline and showed a lighter while threatening to set the man on fire has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.
- EPA releases updated Housatonic River cleanup plan Updated: Oct-06-15 7:44 am
PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an "intended final update" for General Electric's $613 million chemical cleanup of a stretch of the Housatonic River.