Weymouth shaken after officer, bystander both shot and killed

A police officer was embraced during a procession held outside of the Boston medical examiner's office after a Weymouth officer was killed in the line of duty.

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A police officer and a local woman were shot and killed Sunday after a 20-year-old man allegedly crashed a car, attacked the officer, stole his gun, and used it to shoot both victims. The suspect is in custody and expected to be arraigned on Monday.

This Dec. 10, 2012 photo shows Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna in Weymouth, Mass. Chesna died Sunday, July 15, 2018, from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. (Gary Higgins/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP)


Family, neighbors mourn for slain Weymouth officer Michael Chesna

Michael Chesna, 42, a six-year veteran of the Weymouth police department, was shot not far from where he grew up, his father-in-law, Francis Doran, said in a phone interview.

Civilians gathered gather along Main Street in Weymouth as the body of Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna  was driven to the medical examiner's office in Boston.

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‘We are with you, Weymouth’: Officials mourn slain police officer

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was reportedly spotted entering the Weymouth police station Sunday after Officer Michael Chesna died in the line of duty.


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Stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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The four people were quickly tackled by security and the match resumed after a delay of about one minute.

Several of the Harbor Islands can be reached from downtown Boston via a short ferry ride, allowing many visitors to experience a pastoral retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, without leaving sight of it.

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Magic, vibe of the Boston Harbor Islands linger

Islands district manager Susan Kane and other park employees work to preserve the beauty and serenity of this special place.

Charlestown, MA--7/15/2018-- Croatian fans react after France scores a goal against Croatia during a World Cup watch party with the New England Friends of Croatia at Blackmoor Bar & Kitchen. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Local Croatian community still proud after losing to France in World Cup finals

There are only about 250 first-generation Croatian families in New England, but more than 100 people attended a watch party in Charlestown.

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Amid investigations and tensions, Trump, Putin to meet

‘‘Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse,’’ President Trump tweeted from Helsinki Monday morning, blaming ‘‘many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!’’

FILE - In this July 7, 2017 file photo U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Both leader will meet for summit on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)

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Just sitting down with Trump, Putin comes out ahead

All the Russian leader needs to make his meeting with President Trump a success is for it to take place without any major friction.

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President Trump met with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö in the hours before his highly anticipated summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

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President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is “complex.”

State Representative Geoff Diehl, longtime political operative Beth Lindstrom, and Winchester businessman John Kingston compete in the most high-profile statewide Republican primary in years.

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Mass. conservatives tapping into energy from Trump

Buoyed by President Trump’s 2016 victory, conservative activists are funneling their newfound energy into this year’s three-way primary, which will yield the party’s challenger to Senator Elizabeth Warren, the fiery liberal incumbent they love to hate.

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New Hampshire officials say a hiker who went missing in the far northern part of the state has been found unharmed after ending up in a drainage system.

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Monday’s scheduled meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia has caused worried speculation and may require a serious response from Congress and American allies.

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