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Massachusetts man pleads guilty to arson spree that killed two

May 13 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts A man accused of setting a series of fires that killed a father and son and terrorized a western Massachusetts college town three years ago pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter and dozens of other criminal charges.

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to arson spree that killed two

May 13 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts A man accused of setting a series of fires that killed a father and son and terrorized a western Massachusetts college town three years ago pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter and dozens of other criminal charges.

Vermont moves toward decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

May 13 2013

Vermont's legislature on Monday approved a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, a measure the state's governor expects to sign into law in the coming weeks.

They're back: 17-year cicadas to swarm from Georgia to New York

May 05 2013

HAMDEN, Connecticut Colossal numbers of cicadas, unhurriedly growing underground since 1996, are about to emerge along much of the U.S. East Coast to begin passionately singing and mating as their remarkable life cycle restarts.

They're back: 17-year cicadas to swarm from Georgia to New York

May 05 2013

HAMDEN, Connecticut Colossal numbers of cicadas, unhurriedly growing underground since 1996, are about to emerge along much of the U.S. East Coast to begin passionately singing and mating as their remarkable life cycle restarts.

New Hampshire police chief quits after accusations by college student

Apr 04 2013

A New Hampshire police chief has resigned after a female college student accused him of promising to drop minor charges against her if she allowed him to take nude pictures of her, officials said on Thursday.

Second chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal

Apr 01 2013

CONWAY, Massachusetts A chemist who worked at a Massachusetts state drug lab was indicted on Monday on state charges of tampering with evidence and stealing cocaine held in evidence, in the second case against a state chemist in recent months.

Elite women's college rejects transgender student, prompts outcry

Mar 28 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts A transgender high school student has had her application to a prestigious all-women's college denied because she is tagged as legally male on government documents, prompting a vocal online and social media campaign on her behalf.

Late winter snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in northeastern U.S.

Mar 19 2013

BOSTON/CONWAY, Massachusetts Snow, sleet and rain hit the northeastern United States on Tuesday, the last full day of winter, slowing traffic, closing schools and annoying people tired of the wet and cold weather.

Late winter snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in northeastern U.S.

Mar 19 2013

BOSTON/CONWAY, Mass., March 19 Snow, sleet and rain hit the northeastern United States on Tuesday, the last full day of winter, slowing traffic, closing schools and annoying people tired of the wet and cold weather.

World News

How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.