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A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other stud…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

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IPSWICH — A national conservation group has named the Ipswich River one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the country, saying the region's major source of drinking water faces a "grave threat" from excessive water withdrawals.

BOSTON — As the MBTA plans an all-electric regional rail system, state and local leaders say the agency’s short-term shopping list that includes more than two dozen diesel locomotives is a “step in the wrong direction.”

IPSWICH — The North Shore man behind the failed 2016 Boston Grand Prix race is back in federal custody, after allegedly violating the terms of his release in a pending fraud case. 

BOSTON — The number of communities with elevated COVID-19 infection levels jumped again last week, as health officials say mutations of the virus continue to spread in Massachusetts.

BEVERLY — A Framingham woman pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from a 2019 crash that left a Beverly man with life-altering injuries.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran blamed Israel on Monday for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges, an assault that imperils ongoing talks over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal and brings a shadow war between the two countries into the light.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Black man died after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop and crashing his car several blocks away, sparking violent protests that lasted into the early hours Monday as officers in riot gear clashed with demonstrators and the man’…

PEABODY — Plans to build a new power plant in Peabody are the latest flashpoint in a battle over expanding the state's natural gas infrastructure.

SALEM — As of Sunday night, police were still looking for the person responsible for the shooting of a man and a woman Friday night near the southern end of The Point neighborhood.

BOSTON — The state plans to refund tens of thousands of residents who’ve already paid income taxes but are due a deduction for the jobless benefits they collected last year.

SALEM — A new sign proposed at the Hampton Inn on Dodge and Washington streets has ended up in the state's land court after Salem's zoning board said the sign is too large.

Gloucester’s public health director is asking the Board of Health to clarify the role of the Health Department because of concerns about the ways Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken has interfered with the department’s response to COVID-19.

BOSTON — A gas industry official told regulators this week that proposed rules requiring a professional engineer's approval of certain projects may be unnecessary because gas companies already follow heightened standards.

PEABODY — A 54-year-old former special education aide was indicted Thursday on four counts of rape of a child, allegations stemming from her time working at Peabody High School in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment."

PEABODY — Even though city councilors unanimously support the sale of the O’Shea Mansion to a local developer intent on transforming it into a bar, restaurant and inn, the Legal Affairs Subcommittee Thursday night tabled any official recommendation on how to proceed with the sale until its n…

BEVERLY — Beverly's police chief had a valid reason to Tweet the location of a woman in hiding, her son's day care, and other personal information during a manhunt for her alleged abuser, an attorney representing the chief argued on Thursday. 

BEVERLY — A Beverly man who convinced investors to give him hundreds of thousands of dollars, which he then used to fund a luxe lifestyle and repay earlier investors, pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of wire fraud.

PEABODY — The deadline for eligible households to apply for fuel assistance has been extended to May 28, North Shore Community Action Programs Inc. has announced.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment."

DANVERS — The lawyer for a Beverly woman charged with hitting and seriously injuring a crossing guard in Danvers last year asked for more time to work on the case Thursday. 

WENHAM — The lawyers for a former Gordon College associate professor and the Wenham Christian college told a judge on Thursday that they've hired a mediator in an effort to resolve the employment discrimination lawsuit brought against the school in 2017.

SALEM — A Salem District Court judge denied a last-minute request to delay the arraignment of a former Lynn police officer charged with beating a man in custody last June. 

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In the three-plus months since Massachusetts first began administering COVID-19 vaccines with a phased rollout targeting vulnerable populations, the highly infectious virus's impact on older residents has dropped considerably.

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BEVERLY — When Tom Sands was growing up in a working-class household in Macon, Georgia, he'd often ride along when his father dropped off his mother at the local hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse in the operating room for 40 years.

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SWAMPSCOTT— Former Gov. Deval Patrick acknowledged the extraordinary social and racial progress made just in his lifetime, but emphasized there are still comprehensive changes needed ahead. 

BOSTON — Bingos, raffles and other charitable games took a big hit during the pandemic, with proceeds plummeting last year, according to a new state report.

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