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FBI releases photos of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects

FBI releases photos of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The FBI released photographs of two men identified as suspects in the bomb attack at the Boston Marathon and appealed for the public's help in identifying them.
Boston Marathon: Bombs possibly carried in black nylon bags

Boston Marathon: Bombs possibly carried in black nylon bags

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Investigators said Tuesday two bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people, may have been pressure cookers packed with shrapnel.
Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- President Obama promised those responsible for the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday would feel the "full weight of justice."

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Mass. gov.'s third term joke hits Twitter

Mass. gov.'s third term joke hits Twitter

BOSTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said his comment about seeking a third term, which set off a flurry of activity on Twitter, was just a joke.

Chicago River dyed green

CHCAGO, Ill., March 17 (UPI) -- The Chicago River has been dyed green as part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the country, organizers said.

Winter storms carry heavy rain, winds

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- A winter storm that pummeled Southern California with high winds and heavy rain was expected to bring snow to Denver and Flagstaff, Ariz., meteorologists said.
States clean up in deadly snowstorm's wake

States clean up in deadly snowstorm's wake

BOSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The northeastern United States was digging out from a monster snowstorm Sunday that killed nine people and left at least 400,000 customers without power.
Snow heads out to sea

Snow heads out to sea

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A massive storm headed out to sea Saturday after dumping up to 3 feet of snow in parts of Canada, New England and New York and claiming at least six lives.

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Emergencies declared in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Emergencies declared in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

BOSTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Gov. Deval Patrick ordered drivers to stay off the roads Friday as Massachusetts braced for what was predicted to be a 100-year blizzard.

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Scott Brown says he won't run for Senate

Scott Brown says he won't run for Senate

BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., said Friday he will not run to succeed former Sen. John Kerry, who left the Senate to become secretary of state.

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Patrick names former aide to U.S. Senate

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that his former chief of staff will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.
NYC defends soda ban; foes call it illegal

NYC defends soda ban; foes call it illegal

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- New York City defended its so-called soda ban as a legal way of curbing obesity, but foes called it an unconstitutional overreach that limits personal liberty.
Frank wants temp job: Kerry's replacement

Frank wants temp job: Kerry's replacement

BOSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said Friday he wants to serve as interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry, who has been nominated Secretary of State.
Kerry backing Markey for his Senate seat

Kerry backing Markey for his Senate seat

MALDEN, Mass., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says he wants to move into John Kerry's Senate seat and Democratic leaders, including Kerry, were lining up in support Friday.

Ex-drug lab worker indicted

BOSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A former chemist in the Massachusetts state drug lab faces a 27-count indictment alleging she botched evidence and forged test results, officials said.

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Dukakis likely interim successor to Kerry

Dukakis likely interim successor to Kerry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis could be the interim successor to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., if Kerry is tapped for secretary of state, insiders said.

Rubio, Clinton top 2016 poll picks

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.

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U.S. judge suspends sex-change ruling

BOSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A judge who ordered public funds be used to pay for gender reassignment for a convicted Massachusetts killer has suspended the order while an appeal is heard.
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