Live coverage: Michelle Carter waives right to jury as trial begins

The trial of Michelle Carter, the Plainville woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself when she was 17 years old, was schedule to begin today with jury selection. But Carter has unexpectedly chosen to waive her right to a jury trial

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing regulations aimed at the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by police and other governmental authorities. The bill would prohibit the use of drones to “track, collect or maintain information

Rules are needed for drone use by police

For several years, a handful of lawmakers and civil liberties advocates have been talking about the need to regulate law enforcement agencies' use of drones in Massachusetts. Now, two state senators have filed separate bills that would, to differing …

The Jewish community in Brookline will join 21 towns and cities across the country this week in hosting a candlelit vigil to welcome refugees, while also remembering a dark day in America's past. The #NeverAgain vigils will be held Tuesday, June 6 …


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