• Vazquez on DL, Sox get backup - 03/30/2015 11:47 AM EDT
  • 10 things to know Monday - 03/30/2015 08:17 AM EDT

    In the barrage of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl and its amazing result, coupled with record-breaking snowfall that's blanketed our region, we've neglected to recognize the remarkable accomplishment of the Dracut High School cheer squad. Full Story
    Be aware of how Garry represents you
    Last year, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance sent residents of Dracut inserts, through mail and through newspapers, providing educational information about a handful of important votes taken by their state representative, Rep. Full Story

    Vazquez on DL, Sox get backup

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- With starting catcher Christian Vazquez placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain, the Red Sox acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. Full Story
    Joseph Middlemiss' Big Heart will beat in every stride of his Dracut dad's Boston Marathon

    DRACUT -- When he runs the Boston Marathon for the first time next month, Scott Middlemiss will be doing it for his heart angel and his heart warrior. Full Story
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    Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop icon sang a new song. Full Story
    George Will: A reprise of Clintons' embarrassing behavior?

    03/30/2015 10:15 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON -- An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. 
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    A truly bad week for President Obama
    03/30/2015 10:19 AM EDT - The Obama administration has finished another consistently bad week. Desertion charges filed against Sgt. Full Story

    Austin Bay: Yemen goes from success (2014) to cesspool (2015)
    03/30/2015 10:21 AM EDT - The State Department's March 21 press release confirming the abrupt retreat of American personnel from Yemen attempts to conceal the magnitude of our latest Middle Eastern debacle. Full Story

    A court case the government says it can't go on
    03/30/2015 10:22 AM EDT - Imagine that someone has wronged you, and you sue them. Then the government magically appears in court and asks that your suit be dismissed because, for reasons it won't tell you, state secrets might be dredged Full Story

    Charles Krauthammer: The GOP presidential racing form: first edition
    03/30/2015 10:28 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. Full Story

    The pioneering spirit of Third District women
    03/27/2015 04:38 PM EDT - After Minutemen from the Town of Pepperell marched to war during the American Revolution, a small band of remaining citizens took it upon Full Story

    Peter Lucas: The Dem who gains the most if Hillary implodes
    03/27/2015 08:32 AM EDT - Hillary Clinton needs to make a speech. No, not another in her long string of paid appearances where she has been pulling down some $200,000 to $300,000 a whack to flog away at the phony war on women, income inequality or the minimum wage. Full Story

    Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club. Full Story
    Animal Planet lives wild with its new programming slate

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Wild thing! You make everything groovy." That half-century-old rock classic from The Troggs might serve as the theme song of Animal Planet. Full Story
    'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

    'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.