Bridgewater State faulted for silence on rapes

Administrators at Bridgewater State University are under fire from students for not alerting the campus community about two alleged rapes that occurred there in September.

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The university didn’t notify students after two alleged rapes on campus last month resulted in quick arrests.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, left, and Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Washington delegation asked to give to Coakley amid fund-raising woes

Members of the Mass. congressional delegation have been asked to pony up at least $25,000 each from their political funds.

Jack Schlossberg presented the Profile in Courage Award to George H. W. Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine.

George H.W. Bush receives Profile in Courage Award

The former president was honored for his 1990 budget compromise, which went again a campaign promise to not raise taxes.

Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Noorullah Aminyar, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada

US fighting Afghan soldiers’ release, lawyer says

Federal officials are fighting the soldiers’ bid to be released from jail as they seek asylum, their lawyer says.

 Boston defense attorney Michael K. Fee testified in a hearing Wednesday in Bristol Court in a murder case involving Aaron Hernandez, a former Patriots player.

Hernandez lawyer never read cellphone search warrant

Aaron Hernandez’s top lawyer ordered a colleague to hand over his client’s cellphone before reading the warrant.

Teen charged in sexual assault warned, freed in earlier cases

Rashad Deihim is charged with participating in an alleged sexual assault that was captured on a social media application.

A clash of styles in contest to lead Boston’s NAACP

The fierce race to lead the Boston NAACP has awakened sections of the city amid a low-wattage governor’s race.

Fishery council urges action on decline of cod

Regulators are discussing a moratorium on cod fishing off the coast, drawing a strong rebuke from fishermen.

Teamster’s beating subject of trial testimony

Prosecutors claim four men ran a faction of a local union like a widespread racketeering enterprise.

R.I. girl with enterovirus dies of bacterial infection

It’s unclear whether there is a connection between the two infections, said the state’s health director.

Group seeks to bring racing back to Suffolk Downs in 2015

A group representing horse owners and trainers filed a “placeholder” application to bring racing back next year.

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