BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public. The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill comes a day after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female passengers riding the Boston subway did not violate state law.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has ruled the government will begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Robel Phillipos of Cambridge has pleaded not guilty. He said last month he could no longer pay his lawyers.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) - Marine wildlife officials say five common dolphins have beached at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown. One dolphin was already dead when rescuers arrived on the scene this morning. Michael Booth, a spokesman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, says his team is preparing to release the surviving dolphins into the water.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - The governing body for high school sports in Massachusetts is warning students to stay away from offers to participate in paid wrestling matches. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association says a man has been reaching out to male student-athletes on Facebook, offering cash to compete in unsanctioned wrestling matches at hotels.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Staples will close 225 stores by the end of next year and the office-supply retailer is initiating a plan to save about $500 million annually by 2015. The Framingham company says nearly half of its sales are now generated online, so it will aggressively cut costs to become more efficient. The closings, all in North America, will help the company meet its pre-tax savings goal.
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