BOSTON (AP) — The missing men who were on a commercial fishing boat that sank off Provincetown this week were all Maine fishermen, authorities said.

MIAMI (AP) — Josephine continued to just barely hold on to its tropical storm status Friday as Tropical Storm Kyle formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, packing winds near gale force but with no major population centers in its projected path.

(Coverage developing) The energy grid in New England has a "strong foundation," but its growing reliance on natural gas and renewable sources increases the risk of not being able to meet the region's demands during the winter, according to the organization that operates the system.

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BOSTON (AP) — A Scottish man seeking to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a rowboat has abandoned his 3,400-mile quest after being rescued 500 miles off Massachusetts.


BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker steered clear of partisan politics in his annual speech to state lawmakers Tuesday night, pledging to work with the Democrats on a range of issues from transportation and affordable housing to education and opioid addiction.


BOSTON – While the shutdown of the last coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts this week marked the end of the state’s decades-old reliance on the fossil fuel, the transition to other sources of energy creates myriad challenges.

PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station powered up again early Monday morning, six weeks after shutting down to refuel one last time before closing for good by June 2019. 

With the Bay State's 11 presidential electors set to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton later in the day, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Statehouse on Monday morning in hopes of sending a message to electors from other states.

Gov. Charlie Baker should skip his overseas trade mission and stay home to explain to Massachusetts residents the millions of dollars he cut from the state budget this week, according to the new Democratic Party chairman.

The nearly 10,000 foreclosures petitions filed over the first 10 months of the year mark a 9.3 percent increase over the same period in 2015, and the more than 5,000 completed foreclosures year-to-date represent a more than 48 percent increase over 2015 numbers.

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BOSTON — Voters have approved a ballot measure making Massachusetts the first state in the eastern U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.


BOSTON — A $41 million fight that attracted national attention and divided the state's top political figures ended Tuesday night as opponents of a charter school expansion ballot question declared victory.

Curt Schilling knows a thing or two about being an underdog, and the former Red Sox ace would be about a 20-point underdog in a hypothetical U.S. Senate race he said he is getting more serious about.

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LAWRENCE – A 2-year-old girl who was with her mother when she apparently overdosed and collapsed in a Lawrence store Sunday morning remains in state custody.

BOSTON — One day this past April, schools in more than a dozen cities and towns in Massachusetts received bomb threats, triggering evacuations, searches by the bomb squad and the assignment of extra police officers. Three days later, 32 schools received bomb threats, prompting a similar response.

Municipal officials, including several prominent local Democrats, will join Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday when the governor plans to sign a municipal governance reform package that he has described as a “weed whacking” measure intended make local government more efficient.

LONDON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has grounded flights -- including those at Logan Airport and predicted widespread cancellations Monday after a power outage hit its computer systems globally, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers.

SEABROOK, N.H. — Years in the making, the amendment explaining how NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant will address its concrete degradation issues is now before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the agency’s extensive review process of the document is beginning. 

BOSTON — The MBTA, whose electricity consumption is akin to that of 42,000 households, plans to harness the power of the sun with a contract to bring in $51 million over 20 years.

BOSTON — House and Senate lawmakers overrode one of Gov. Charlie Baker's least popular budget vetoes on Sunday, restoring $7.77 million in funding for arts programs around the state.

SALISBURY — Crime shows today are filled with high-tech forensics. But it was shoe leather and dogged determination that brought to justice three men who pulled off Salisbury’s Great Train Robbery 90 years ago. 

Gloucester’s Jon Butcher recently rocked Fenway Park when he performed the national anthem to 39,000 Boston Red Sox fans on a unique Fender Stratocaster guitar.


BOSTON — David Lowy, a Salem Superior Court judge with close ties to Gov. Charlie Baker and others in state government, was confirmed to the Supreme Judicial Court bench Wednesday.

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BOSTON — For the first time since 2009, it appears Massachusetts consumers will not get a reprieve from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax this summer, legislative leaders said Monday.

BOSTON — Proponents and opponents alike can agree: zoning reform is far from the sexiest issue to be debated on Beacon Hill and is not a subject that excites very many people.

The build-up over a transgender anti-discrimination bill will finally reach its apex in the Senate Thursday when the legislation is set for a debate and vote. A favorable outcome is all but certain.

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The proposal to place a National Marine Monument around the area of Cashes Ledge about 80 miles off of Cape Ann has been "taken off the table," members of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality told fishing stakeholders Thursday at a meeting in Boston.

BOSTON — Hoping to dislodge a solar energy bill that's been stuck in House-Senate talks for four months, 100 House lawmakers have written a letter to their own negotiators urging them to raise net metering caps and resist cuts in metering credit values that they say could cause irreparable h…


BOSTON — Prescription painkillers will be limited to a weeklong supply under landmark legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker, who vowed to keep pushing for tougher restrictions to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday plans to sign into law new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions and other policies aimed at increasing addiction awareness in the medical community and screening students for signs of substance abuse.

A group representing Bay State doctors on Wednesday praised legislation that would impose new requirements on the medical community as lawmakers seek to restrict access to dangerous painkillers.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel in New York is questioning NFL attorneys on why the simple act of deflating footballs warranted the four-game suspension the league gave New England quarterback Tom Brady.

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