BOSTON (AP) - Republican state Sen. Bruce Tarr is pushing for a law allowing Massachusetts to recoup public benefits given to anyone later convicted of using of a weapon of mass destruction. The money would go to benefit any victims of the attack. State officials have confirmed that Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and toddler daughter received welfare benefits.
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) - A Cape Cod Episcopal priest has been suspended for allegedly plagiarizing more than a dozen sermons verbatim from a book. The Cape Cod Times reports that the Rev. John McGinn of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandwich is accused of copying as many as 15 sermons from the book "Dynamic Preaching."
HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) - Police say two men and a woman from Massachusetts are charged with attacking a man with a hammer and knife following a roommate dispute in Hollis, New Hampshire. Police say three people connected to 1 of the roommates returned to the home, identifying themselves as police officers early yesterday before attacking the victim in his RV. Police charged 53-year-old Ralph Doucette, 43-year-old Paul Carbonneau 57-year-old Cynthia Nagele, all of Lowell, Massachusetts. All three remained jailed today.
(AP) - Amtrak has indefinitely suspended train service between New York and Boston following the crash of 2 commuter trains in Connecticut yesterday that injured 70 people. Amtrak uses the same rails as the Metro-North Railroad trains that collided near Bridgeport, Connecticut.
MILTON, Mass. (AP) - The man overseeing a fund set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will deliver the commencement address at Curry College. Kenneth Feinberg is the administrator of The One Fund Boston. He will be the main speaker at Curry's commencement tomorrow at the D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex on the school's Milton campus.
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