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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 05:22 PM EST

Authorities: MS-13 Leader Convicted of Racketeering

Authorities: MS-13 Leader Convicted of Racketeering

A man authorities say was a leader with the violent MS-13 gang was found guilty of racketeering charges Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 04:49 PM EST

Man Charged in Fatal Double Shooting Held Without Bail

Man Charged in Fatal Double Shooting Held Without Bail

A Massachusetts man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday in connection with a double shooting earlier this year that killed one man and injured another, according to the Essex County...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 06:48 PM EST

Teen Girls Blackmailed for Nude Photos Over Snapchat

Teen Girls Blackmailed for Nude Photos Over Snapchat

A warning has been sent to parents in Billerica, Massachusetts, saying someone is targeting middle and high school aged girls through Snapchat.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 06:41 PM EST

DOJ Threatens to Sue Harvard Amid Admissions Investigation

DOJ Threatens to Sue Harvard Amid Admissions Investigation

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to obtain a trove of records as part of an investigation into the school's admissions practices following a lawsuit from a group of Asian-Ame...

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Thanksgiving Travel Rush Begins

Thanksgiving Travel Rush Begins

AAA predicts more than 2 million New Englanders are going to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and drivers and road crews are preparing for the volume.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 02:54 PM EST

Smoke on Red Line Train Causes Delays

Smoke on Red Line Train Causes Delays

MBTA officials say smoke on a Red Line train caused some delays at the Charles-MGH stop.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:45 AM EST

Sen. Warren Dodges Question About Sen. Franken Allegations

Sen. Warren Dodges Question About Sen. Franken Allegations

Massachusetts State Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to have dodged a question on whether her colleague, Al Franken, should resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 01:41 PM EST

Granddaughter of Robert Kennedy to Attend Diversion Program

Granddaughter of Robert Kennedy to Attend Diversion Program

A Kennedy family member charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to a noisy party is being sent to a pretrial diversion program.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM EST

Tribe at 1st Thanksgiving Reclaims Language Lost for Decades

Tribe at 1st Thanksgiving Reclaims Language Lost for Decades

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time. "Weesowee mahkusunash," says teacher...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 09:56 AM EST

Workers Who Depict Pilgrims Seek Better Pay, Job Security

Workers Who Depict Pilgrims Seek Better Pay, Job Security

Workers at a Massachusetts living history museum that depicts 17th century life at the time of the Pilgrims are asking to be treated by 21st century standards.