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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

Influence game: Government takes on the internet

Monday, September 29, 2014

Should the company that supplies your internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after … 0

Obama: ‘Contradictory’ Syria policy helps Assad

Monday, September 29, 2014

President Obama yesterday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man … 0

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong last night, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home. And with rumors … 0

Global Impact: MadgeTech of Warner makes monitors to measure everything

Monday, September 29, 2014

When hospitals in the United Arab Emirates needed new generators, they turned to Siemens. And when Siemens needed to ensure they knew exactly what happened to those generators during transport, they turned to MadgeTech. The Warner company designs, … 0

Ferguson police officer wounded while chasing suspects

Monday, September 29, 2014

A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was wounded Saturday night in a confrontation with two men, escalating tensions in this St. Louis suburb torn by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager almost two months ago. The unidentified male officer’s wound isn’t life – threatening and … 0

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Monday, September 29, 2014

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress’s persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current power split in … 0

Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

Monday, September 29, 2014

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country’s top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent … 0

Lemon lovers get bitter shock on California drought

Monday, September 29, 2014

First it was the surge in beef prices, and then seafood went through the roof. Now you can add lemons to the growing list of ingredients cutting into profit on the menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The three Joe’s restaurants, in Washington, D.C., Chicago … 0

Small businesses helping workers buy health plans

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small-business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul. He considered a variety of plans from different … 0

App reviews; Alone, a game swipe; Evernote Food for organizing recipes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A game swipe You need only one finger to play Alone, but it’d better be a quick one! This Apple devices application is a stylish take on the side-scroller or runner – the type of game where the landscape moves past you and players have to keep up … 0