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Lynn man allegedly punched 70-year-old taxi driver

A drunken man allegedly punched a taxi driver in the face, giving him a bloody nose, Transit Police said.

Colder temperatures could bring snow this weekend

Temperatures will fall from the mid-40s — where they’ve been sitting for much of the week — to the mid-30s for the weekend, allowing for a chance of snow Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Boy, 5, found dead in N.Y. wasn’t abducted, police say

Police are treating the death as a homicide after determining a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted.

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Mass. man’s son, 5, abducted in possible custody dispute

An Amber Alert has been issued in New York after a boy was abducted by two men wearing black ski masks.

Woman badly injured in Fenway files suit

The 22-year-old continues to recuperate from her injuries, including traumatic brain injury, facial and spinal fractures, and lung contusions.

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.

Governor Deval Patrick reacted with laughter as he took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on WGBH’s “Ask the Governor” radio show.

Obama praises Patrick during farewell radio show

Governor Patrick got a surprise call on Thursday during his final appearance on his monthly radio show segment.

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Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.