Trial of fired Dracut teacher opens Wednesday

LOWELL -- A fired Dracut teacher is tentatively scheduled for trial on Wednesday in connection with behavior last December that forced a school lockdown, according to court documents. Full Story
Red Sox suffer bullpen meltdown vs. Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night. Full Story
More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday. Full Story
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Police, protesters plan for anniversary of Ferguson shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in St. Louis County say they're expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they'll be prepared should events turn violent. Full Story
Sci-fi 'Insurgent' keeps audience off-balance

The Washington Post Capsule reviews of the next week's video releases, on DVD and Blu-ray, including special features: "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" (PG-13, 119 minutes, Lionsgate): The second chapter of the sci-fi trilogy is set in a Read More >>
For love of the gameLowell Legion team in midst of 12 games in 12 days stretch

LOWELL -- It is good Lowell Post 87 players express their love for baseball. Their love is being put to the hardball test. Full Story
Student Police Acadamy

Align Credit Union has sponsored the Lowell Student Police Academy for the fifth consecutive year. The academy is a summer camp program run by the Lowell Police school resource officers for students in grades 5 through 8 from Lowell and the Full Story
Community Calendar

TSONGAS INDUSTRIAL HISTORY CENTER SUMMER DAY CAMPS: The Tsongas Industrial History Center offers week-long summer sessions for kids ages 8-14. Full Story
Landmark New York hotel can't get bike-sharing rack removed

NEW YORK (AP) — A landmark New York City hotel's bid to get rid of a bicycle-sharing rack from a space across from its entrance has been rejected. Full Story
Report: Ai Weiwei says China promised he can return

BERLIN (AP) — Artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities returned his passport with "almost no" strings attached and promised him that he can return to China. Full Story
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson forced to admit impending fatherhood

A day after band member Liam Payne confirms the news, Tomlinson acknowledges for the first time that he's going to be a dad -- after getting blindsided by question on 'Good Morning America.'