BOSTON (AP) - A "Good Samaritan" bill has cleared the Massachusetts Senate, providing legal protections for off-duty first responders who rush in to help at disaster scenes. Backers of the move say that workers who are trying to help shouldn't have to worry about the potential for lawsuits.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An FBI team has been dispatched to Florida to review yesterday's shooting of a Chechen immigrant who was shot to death by authorities during a confrontation while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings. The FBI will only say there was a violent confrontation that ended with Ibragim Todashev (IH'-bruh-heem TOH'-duh-shehv) being shot.
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Sentencing comes today for a man who eluded authorities for more than three decades after his conviction in the rapes of 3 women. Gary Alan Irving faces a possible life sentence. He had been on Massachusetts' most-wanted list for decades before his capture in Maine in March.
BOSTON (AP) - An attorney for James "Whitey" Bulger says the name of a government informant should be revealed. The request came during a pre-trial hearing for the reputed mobster yesterday, with his attorney suggesting the informant could undermine two star prosecution witnesses.
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) - An investigation continues after a pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross a road in Wareham last night. Police say the woman died at the scene. The driver of the Jeep that hit her was not injured.
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