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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home. Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a...
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen more than two decades ago in the largest art heist in U.S. history. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s board of trustees announced the increase Tuesday. “It...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Plans for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium reached a dead end Tuesday at the Rhode Island State House. Leaders of the Democratic-controlled legislature blocked any consideration of the team’s request for a $23 million state investment to help build a downtown Pawtucket...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s top-performing casino will switch to its new owner’s player rewards program next month. The Borgata said MGM Resorts’ “M life” program will replace the My Borgata Rewards program on June 7. The timing and details of the switchover have been eagerly...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office says Scott Rego was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of 36-year-old Kristina Reis. Authorities say Fall River police responded to a home...
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student charged with supplying a fatal dose of heroin to another student working as a police informant is getting underway. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that opening statements in Jesse Carrillo’s trial on...
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts city official who convinced his mentally incapacitated neighbor to sign her house over to him is heading to prison. The Sun reports that former Lowell Building Inspector David St. Hilaire was convicted Monday of larceny from an elderly person. St....
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester dentist has been acquitted of charges he sexually assaulted a patient during a dental procedure last year. The Telegram & Gazette reports 55-year-old Nikhilkumar Patel, of Shrewsbury, was found not guilty Tuesday of one count of indecent assault and...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has denied a woman’s request to dismiss a child abuse case against her. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 23-year-old Alexandrea Chadwick, of Hardwick, and her boyfriend face charges of assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man they say stole an 80-year-old woman’s purse as she visited her husband’s grave. Lawrence police say the woman placed her purse on the ground at St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery as she was cleaning the gravesite late...

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