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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during a hearing in Fall River Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez's attorneys are arguing a motion to suppress evidence in his murder trial. They want to suppress evidence from a cell phone they say was illegally seized and a police interrogation they call unlawful. Hernandez is awaiting trial in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified yesterday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cell phone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez’s lawyers told him in an initial meeting at the North Attleborough police station that their … 0

Secret Service chief on hot seat for White House breach

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service yesterday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House. Despite the extraordinary lapses in … 0

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs gun restriction

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said yesterday he had signed. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the … 0

First Ebola case confirmed in U.S.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola yesterday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease to the United States from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts have … 0

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s … 0

Under-fire, Hong Kong leader marks National Day

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hong Kong’s embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony yesterday to mark China’s National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since … 0

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact yesterday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following … 0

New patients barred from Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center following report

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan plans to review the Department of Health and Human Services’ oversight of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in response to a report from the Disability Rights Center - NH that alleges “longstanding deficiencies” that have put residents in danger. Hassan, in a statement issued last night, also … 0

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for U.S. pact

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president yesterday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that … 0

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Monday, September 29, 2014

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who … 1

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Monday, September 29, 2014

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker’s past. The inquiry by … 1

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Monday, September 29, 2014

Militants of the Islamic State were closing in yesterday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey – an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing … 0

Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

Monday, September 29, 2014

The United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, President Obama said during an interview broadcast last night, in which he also acknowledged the Iraqi army’s inability to successfully tackle the threat. According to a transcript from last night’s 60 Minutes on CBS, … 4