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2 Massachusetts police officers shot; K-9, suspect killed

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers were injured and a police K-9 and the suspect were killed Friday in a shooting during an investigation into a domestic dispute, authorities said. The two Braintree officers were each shot multiple times after they went searching for ...

4 hardest-hit communities to receive pandemic aid money

BOSTON (AP) — Four communities that state officials say were short-changed in federal pandemic relief aid will receive a total of $109 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. The communities were among the hardest hit by the ...

Restaurants want to keep takeout drink orders flowing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's restaurant industry, with the backing of some lawmakers, wants to extend a pandemic state-of-emergency rule that allows eateries to sell alcohol along with takeout orders. With indoor dining banned or limited for long stretches during the crisis of ...

Bank robber who left remorseful notes gets 4 years in prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who apologized to bank tellers while robbing two Rhode Island banks has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Providence. Acting U.S. Attorney Richard B. Myrus said in a release that Kevin ...

More pairs of rare whale, baby found this year than last few

Scientists who track a rare species of whale said more pairs of mother whales with babies have been spotted this year than the previous few. The scientists follow North American right whales, which number only about 400. The New England Aquarium said Friday that scientists with the ...

Death of infant in New Bedford under investigation

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The death of a 4-month-old infant in New Bedford earlier this week is under investigation, according to the Bristol district attorney's office. The child's mother called 911 at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after noticing dark discoloration on the infant's lips, Gregg ...