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3 killed, 5 wounded in Chicago shootings

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- A spate of shootings in Chicago Wednesday left three men dead and five others wounded, police said.
Markey, Gomez to face off for U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts

Markey, Gomez to face off for U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey will vie for the seat of former U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., after both won primaries Tuesday.

Woman blamed for JPMorgan losses to testify

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- JPMorgan Chase denied it misled U.S. regulators and clients about huge trade losses, as the woman who oversaw the trades was to appear before the Senate Friday.

Teen gets 31 years for killing father

SOUTH BEND, Wash., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A Washington state teen was sentenced to 31 years in prison for killing his father.

Insecure adolescents experience more pain

MONTREAL, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Insecure adolescents experience more intense pain in the form of frequent headaches, abdominal pain and joint pain, researchers in Canada found.

GAO report critical of weapons budget

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Government auditors in a report berated the U.S. Defense Department's weapons budget, saying major systems exceeded their budgets by $295 billion.

Dental HMO data accidentally posted online

BALTIMORE, March 26 (UPI) -- Personal data about 75,000 dental patients in Maryland and the District of Columbia accidentally was posted online, the HMO said.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Official charged with faking Marines paper

LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A newly elected school board member in Lawrence, Mass., has been charged with forging Marine Corps discharge papers.

Mayor's dog an official guest of city

TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A golden Labrador belonging to the mayor of Toledo, Ohio, will be able legally to spend most of its time inside city hall, but only on a leash.

Most U.S. police skip help on gun-tracking

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Almost two-thirds of some 17,000 U.S. local law enforcement agencies don't request gun-tracking information from a federal agency that provides it.

Big Dig concrete supplier to pay $50M

BOSTON, July 28 (UPI) -- A company that admitted supplying substandard concrete to Boston's Big Dig has agreed to pay $50 million to settle the case.

Six U.S. Attorneys doing double duty

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Six U.S. attorneys are working unpaid second jobs at the Department of Justice in Washington far from their districts, The Washington Post reported.

Report: ATF officials demoted

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Two officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are being given lower-ranking jobs after complaining about management decisions.

Theater owner settles wheelchair suit

BOSTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Theater chain owner National Amusements Inc. of Dedham, Mass., Monday reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit over wheelchair accessibility.

World record polluting fine paid in Boston

BOSTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Hong Kong ship's captain has reportedly agreed to pay a $10.5 million dumping fine -- the largest criminal environmental fine in Massachusetts history.

WBGH gets in 'Frontline' tussle with PBS

BOSTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Boston's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate is calling on PBS affiliates to air an unusually realistic documentary on the Iraq war. WBGH's "Frontline" has produced a film on the U.S. Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment life in Baghdad -- swear words and all, t

Secret caller's credibility questioned

BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. law officers investigating an anonymous tip of a dirty bomb threat against Boston have become suspicious of the caller's motives.

Man charged in Boston with war crimes

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A man who has lived in Massachusetts for four years has been charged with war crimes stemming from the 1995 killing of some 1,200 men in Bosnia.

Jail guard charged with murder-for-hire

BOSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts jail guard has been charged with arranging the murder of his son's mother so he could stop paying child support.

Cambridge to open gay marriage rush

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 3 (UPI) -- Cambridge, Mass., plans to hand out marriage applications to same-sex couple within seconds of Massachusetts allowing same-sex marriages.

$10 million fine in Buzzards Bay oil spill

NEW BEFORD, Mass., March 30 (UPI) -- A New York shipping company has been fined $10 million for its part in an oil spill last year in Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.

Teenager allegedly hacks brokerage account

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old student was free on bond Friday, accused of hacking into an online brokerage account and causing more than $40,000 in investment losses.

Former FBI agent admits stealing $1.5M

BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A former New Hampshire FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Boston to one count of mail fraud in a scheme to steal $1.5 million.

Lawyers eye blueprint to shield clergy

BOSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII outlined a 1962 Vatican procedure for shielding sexually abusive priests.
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