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New Orange Line trains taken out of service after brake problem found

The MBTA said Thursday that it’s putting its new Orange Line trains out of service after a problem surfaced with a braking unit on one of them. → Read More

Vermont native slain in Texas had plans for a swim in the hours before she was slain, court documents say

Anna Moriah Wilson, the 25-year-old Dartmouth graduate and professional gravel cyclist slain May 11 in Austin, Texas, days before a race, told a friend hours before her death that she was going for a swim with a male cyclist, according to legal filings that detailed Wilson’s final hours. → Read More

Volunteers rescue seven stranded dolphins in Wellfleet

An animal welfare group on Wednesday rescued seven Atlantic white-sided dolphins that had become stranded on “the shallow gut” of Herring River in Wellfleet, the organization said. → Read More

Former president George W. Bush makes gaffe, confusing Iraq, Ukraine in speech decrying ‘brutal’ invasion

Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday had a sensitive slip of the tongue during a speech in Dallas, blasting Russia’s “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq” before correcting himself and clarifying for his rapt audience, “I mean, of Ukraine.” → Read More

Four victims in fatal Worcester fire identified

Worcester police on Wednesday identified the four people who were killed in a devastating four-alarm blaze there over the weekend. → Read More

Vermont native slain in Texas was set to compete in cycling race

Austin, Texas, police are investigating the fatal shooting last week of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson, a Vermont native and competitive off-road cyclist who was killed days before a race in Texas. → Read More

Conditions including allergic asthma and environmental allergies could be risk factors for heart disease, study says

Certain conditions including allergic asthma, environmental allergies, and allergic eczema are linked to a risk of heart and vascular disease, according to recent studies by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who also found that some asthma medications may increase or decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. → Read More

Person of interest sketch released in Concord, N.H., double slaying probe

Authorities in New Hampshire released an artist’s sketch of a man they described as a person of interest in the slayings of Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, whose bodies were found April 21 in a wooded area of Concord, N.H. → Read More

‘A distinct path of destruction’ - suspected tornado reported in N.H. during Monday storm

Suspected tornado reported Monday near Claremont, N.H., according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Four people reported dead in Worcester building fire; two more victims found

The officials confirmed during a briefing Monday that bodies of four victims had been recovered from the scene, up from the two confirmed fatalities that had been confirmed over the weekend. None of the four victims were named. → Read More

Judge sentences former MIT business prof John Donovan Sr. to two years in prison in forgery plot

An Essex Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced a former MIT business professor to serve two years in state prison following his conviction earlier this month of trying to pilfer millions from his late son’s estate, according to prosecutors and legal filings. → Read More

Man shot near Space Force station in N.H. identified

New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella’s office on Monday identified the Massachusetts man killed Friday night in an officer-involved shooting near a Space Force station in New Boston, N.H. → Read More

Besides abortion ruling, Supreme Court taking on many high-profile cases

Here’s a quick primer on five pending cases concerning guns, religion, immigration, and the environment. It’s not clear when the rulings are coming down. → Read More

Representative Clark talks child protection with Paris Hilton in DC

Hilton has shared her own account of abuse in such facilities in a 2020 documentary and more recently in a USA Today op-ed that ran Wednesday. → Read More

Duke student under scrutiny for graduation speech that bears striking similarities to Harvard student’s remarks

Some themes and turns of phrase in a May commencement speech by a Duke graduate seemed to closely mirror those used by then-graduating Harvard senior Sarah Abushaar in 2014. A Duke spokesman said Friday the university is investigating. → Read More

Tufts Medical Center workers plan walkout Friday to protest draft opinion that would overturn Roe

Workers and students at Tufts Medical Center plan to stage a noontime walkout Friday to protest the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion, organizers said Thursday. → Read More

Seattle man pleads guilty to enticing Mass. girl, 14, online; authorities rescued teen on bus

A Seattle, Wash. man with a prior manslaughter conviction pleaded guilty Wednesdaycq to enticing a 14-year-old Massachusetts girl he met online, in a case in which he repeatedly asked her to send explicit videos and photos before traveling to Boston, where the two boarded a bus that authorities intercepted in Minneapolis, according to prosecutors and legal filings. → Read More

Southeastern Mass., Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard in mild drought zone, state officials say

State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Bethany Card on Wednesday declared southeastern Massachusetts and the islands a “Level 1-Mild Drought” zone, after sporadic rainfall totals in recent months resulted in below-average precipitation in the region, officials said. → Read More

State offering free telehealth option for residents to gauge their eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pill Paxlovid

The Baker administration on Wednesday launched a telehealth program to help Massachusetts residents determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 treatment pill Paxlovid. → Read More

Suspension of Blue Line Service between Airport and Bowdoin stations extended through May 17

The suspension of Blue Line service between the Airport and Bowdoin stations will be extended though May 17 with service expected to resume the following day, the MBTA said Thursday. → Read More