The Massachusetts attorney general sued some of the nation's biggest banks on Thursday, accusing them of "unlawful and deceptive conduct in the foreclosure process."
CNN's Brian Todd reports on an alleged foiled attack that called for using model planes stuffed with explosives.
A 26-year-old Massachusetts man with a physics degree was arrested and charged Wednesday with plotting an attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with a remote-controlled model aircraft, authorities said.
Authorities say the body of a woman who died in a Massachusetts public pool went undetected for days as swimmers continued to use the pool before the victim was found floating.
Officials say at least two tornadoes came through Massachusetts, striking several communities.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick confirms that at least 19 communities in his state have been impacted by tornadoes.
Massachusetts is bracing for the biggest budget cuts in 20 years...even as its tax revenues are on the rise.
Massachusetts is the state best prepared to compete in a global, innovation-based economy, a report released Thursday said.
Voters in several states defeated major anti-tax measures on Tuesday, acknowledging that their financially-strapped governments need revenue to provide services.
Two firefighters, several construction workers and residents of a condominium complex that caught fire Friday in southeastern Massachusetts were taken to a hospital, said a Norfolk Fire and Police dispatcher.
A federal judge in Boston, Massachusetts, ruled that the federal ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. WHDH reports.
A federal judge in Boston, Massachusetts, has ruled that the federal ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, because it interferes with an individual state's right to define marriage.
Massachusetts Lt. Governor Timothy Murray checked into a Worcester, Massachusetts, hospital Monday for observation after complaining about "feeling under the weather," his office said.
Massachusetts state Rep. Robert Nyman was found dead in his pool Friday night, police in Hanover said Saturday. No foul play is suspected in the death.
The best guide to how President Obama's historic health-care legislation will reshape the nation's medical marketplace and fiscal future is the pioneering model in Massachusetts. The Bay State's reform program started in late 2006, and it shares virtually all the major features of the new federal plan.
Here's something to keep in mind about American voters: They're not fond of political gimmicks.
Political analysts say that emotions played as big a role as issues in Republican Scott Brown's earthshaking win this week in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts.
On Tuesday, the eyes of the political world will be turned to Massachusetts where an unexpectedly close special election is being held to determine who will succeed Ted Kennedy in the Senate.
A new study from the government Tuesday showed a wide disparity in health care coverage across the United States.
When President Obama recently cited the number of Americans without health insurance, he declared that, "We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women, and children."
How big of a deal is cutting the rising cost of health care? Ask Massachusetts.
Massachusetts sued the U.S. government on Wednesday, challenging the constitutionality of a federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Will the federal government force people to buy health insurance?
The old kings of ethanol are struggling for survival but a new crop of companies are poised to ascend to the throne and hope to offer a superior product.
A legal advocacy group sued the federal government Tuesday, seeking benefits for 15 gay and lesbian Massachusetts residents who wed after the state legalized same-sex marriage.
Not content to wait for relief from Washington, Massachusetts lawmakers drove past the gridlock with a plan that in mid-2007 effectively forced businesses to provide health insurance to workers. All employers with more than 10 full-time workers are now required to make a "fair and reasonable" contribution to the cost of employees' coverage - or face penalties of up to $295 per worker per year.
Massachusetts lost electricity after a severe ice storm destroyed transmission lines. WHDH's Lauren Przybyl reports.
The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire declared states of emergency Friday after high winds, rain and snow swept through the Northeast, leaving at least a million homes and businesses without power.
Gay couples from across the country are one step closer to a Massachusetts wedding
When the Massachusetts passed its much-delayed state budget last week, it included an obscure tax-law change that could be crucial for small-business owners concerned about unfair competition. By becoming the 22nd state to adopt "combined reporting" legislation, Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to a longstanding practice that, they say, gives large corporate chains an unfair advantage over their smaller competitors at tax time.
Five years after it became legal in their state, a gay Massachusetts couple talks about what's changed and what hasn't.
Four years ago Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Since then, more than 10,000 gay and lesbian couples have exchanged vows in the state.
New England's first major winter storm of 2008 snarled the Monday morning commute with heavy snow and closed hundreds of schools
I-Reporter Chris Dumas of East Sandwich, Massachusetts, shot video of Noel's wind sending sand flying and flags flapping.
Hurricane force-winds and rain -- the remnants of what was Hurricane Noel -- disrupted power for thousands of people across eastern Massachusetts Saturday night, a power company reported.
On Thursday the Senate Finance Committee considered options to expand health care coverage for small business employees. Half the nation's 47 million uninsured workers are employed by small businesses, according to a committee press release, and coverage offered to small business employees is declining rapidly.
What does a special election in Massachusetts have to do with next year's battle for Congress?
Massachusetts regulators are looking into whether Bear Stearns Co. made improper trades with two of its hedge funds before they collapsed this summer, according to a published report.
Keeping them honest, CNN's Drew Griffin investigates federal money earmarked to support small airports.
The Nation's Report Card shows U.S. students are improving slightly in math, but less so in reading
A reported boom in U.S. whooping cough cases is now being questioned after health officials discovered a regularly used lab test misdiagnosed cases in suspected outbreaks in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Tennessee.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory Friday, the same day Panama announced that hundreds of poisoning cases were linked to diethylene glycol.
Call it "the Massachusetts factor."
If you're running for President, here are three numbers you have to know: The average January low in Iowa is 9 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes 270 votes to win the Electoral College. And 45 million people in the U.S. have no health insurance.
The most popular cringing sensation you're supposed to remember from your school days is ... eeck, yes, fingernails on the chalk blackboard. But for me, and I'm sure for any kid who ever played baseball, there is no more painful memory than hitting a baseball in cool weather and having the bat sting your hands. Oww. Man, that hurt.
After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the "Superbowl of Smarts."
With 501 career goals, Dallas Stars center Mike Modano enters this weekend just one shy of Joe Mullen's all-time mark by a U.S.-born player. Modano's achievement got us to thinking about some of the most notable U.S.-reared players to lace up skates. (We say "reared" rather than born because some, such as Rod Langway, were born in non-hockey playing countries but grew up in the U.S., where their games were developed and nurtured.)
When it comes to how U.S. states are adapting to an evolving economy, not all are created equal, according to a study released Tuesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick is trying to increase accessibility to Massachusetts' political leaders.
The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...
Four more years in the classroom should be looking pretty good to high school graduates if future salary is important to them, according to new Census data released Thursday.
When Frank Muscato's mother died, he took off all of two days - to attend the funeral - and then went back to work as an employee at a small medical-equipment broker.
Most business travelers wouldn't dream of checking their bags. But now, thanks to stringent regulations about what liquids and creams can be carried on, more travelers have resigned themselves to b...
Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp.
Get the real deal with this guide to hotel packages, happenings, and resources for making the most of fall foliage season across the U.S.
Ever since Republican Governor Mitt Romney got his plan for universal health coverage through Massachusetts's Democratic legislature in early April, it has been hailed as a breakthrough - and as th...
I've long believed that 90% of coaching is hiring. If you start with good people, they will do good work and accomplish more, with less supervision.
The Massachusetts attorney general's office has reminded seven retailers of a state law against opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day.
Planetariums aren't just for learning the difference between Andromeda and Orion's belt. Sky-Skan, based in Nashua, N.H., makes digital technology that transforms old-fashioned planetariums into IM...
Development and storms have eroded much of the coastal wetlands that provide "speed bumps" for approaching storms. CNN.com asked readers whether steps should be taken to build them back. Here is a sampling of those responses, some of which have been edited:
Howling winds and blinding snow blasted the Northeast on Sunday, closing Boston's airport and forcing airlines to evaluate whether to cancel flights in other cities slammed for a second day by blizzard conditions.
I contribute fully to my company retirement savings plan each year. Because I have limited investing knowledge and time to devote to my plan, I've decided to enroll in a target retirement fund. Do you think that's a smart decision?
Texas already has something over Massachusetts in election year 2004, even before the votes for George W. Bush or John Kerry are counted.
From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's ride to the battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts helped give birth to America's independence.
When Massachusetts and local governments like the city of San Francisco began offering marriage licenses to gay couples recently, experts predicted legal and taxation nightmares for benefits manag...
This week, May 17, for the first time, same-sex couples legally wed in Massachusetts. Hundreds more will do so as the week progresses.
Massachusetts forged a new chapter in civil rights history Monday as same-sex couples began exchanging wedding vows, marking the first time a state has granted gays and lesbians the right to marry.
The champagne is chilled, the cakes are frosted, and gay and lesbian couples across Massachusetts are ready to make history Monday by saying "I do."
You know who John Kerry is. He's the candidate running from Massachusetts.
The gay-marriage debate has roiled in states and cities from California to tiny New Paltz, New York, but none with as much at stake as Massachusetts, the first state whose highest court has ruled that gays have a consitutional right to wed.
Sun Microsystems bought NAUTICUS NETWORKS, a privately held Framingham, Mass., company that develops computer hardware for web-based applications, for an undisclosed price ... Russell Simmons sold ...
A joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature recessed at midnight, failing to craft a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages.
Drawing protesters on both sides of the issue, Massachusetts lawmakers convened Wednesday for an extraordinary constitutional convention to consider a ban on same-sex marriage.
While the Ohio governor has signed a bill banning same-sex marriage in his state, four of the seven justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Court have cleared the last obstacle to same-sex marriage in theirs.
A whole new controversy burst upon the political scene this week. How did it get there? Through the political Play of the Week.
Underscoring its original ruling last November, Massachusetts' highest court said Wednesday that only full marriage rights for gay couples, not civil unions, would conform to the state's constitution.
Who doesn't fantasize about island living? Pristine beaches, perfect sunsets...oh, and hordes of summer renters, celebrity-wranglers, million-dollar inland lots, and other perks of living in a "dis...
Last April 16, some friends and I went up to Boston to watch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. But it wasn't just an ordinary ball game. It began at 11 a.m., making it the only morning game on Major L...
It was just a coincidence that Charles Martins started up his two-man law firm at the same time that a friend (and Groove Networks employee) persuaded him to download Groove's new peer-to-peer (P2P...
The envelope, please... Our list, compiled with the help of Zacks Investment Research, considered only public companies with $200 million or less in revenue for 2000. We next ruled out any that had...
America's insatiable demand for antibacterial products is now being embraced by the consumer-banking industry. MicroTouch Systems of Methuen, Mass. bonds a microbe-killing chemical to its ATM touch...
The fat lady has sung. In early January, Citibank and Chase Manhattan--the only two of the nation's 10 largest banks that were not charging other banks' customers to use their automated teller mach...
Apparently, the art of forecasting insurance rates is as imprecise as any other market call. Term life insurance premiums have been dropping for roughly a decade, and even though many insurance exp...
[Complete text not available--table also provides revenues, % change in revenue from 1995, profits, rank by profits, percent change in profits from 1995, assets, rank by assets, stockholder's equit...
An investment that keeps not one, but two or even three tax collectors' paws out of your pocket: Now there's something any taxpayer would hike a ways to find. No wonder assets invested in single-st...
Your kid may have no aptitude for Caltech, MONEY's best college value, but he or she does not need to be a rocket scientist to find a terrific deal. On the following pages, you'll learn of more tha...
What a difference three months makes! at the end of last year, all six of the broad fund categories that Money magazine covers--as well as the 12 narrower fund types they embrace--were awash in red...
The gaps between the princely pensions that public employees often collect and what the rest of us get are so astounding that they seem to have been exaggerated by a task force of bureaucrat-bashin...
Need some help in deciding which of the nation's thousands of colleges would be best for your child? You've put yourself in good hands. The 21-page guide that begins at left provides basic informat...
Just because you visit or work in a high-crime area doesn't mean that you have to become a crime target. There are several steps that you can take to protect yourself -- and a few that you should n...
-- You might assume that employees and employers stand on opposite sides in the great debate. As FORTUNE's spring survey of the business mood shows, that's generally true. Polls of the public show ...
The November issue really held my attention, especially your story ''He Says, She Says,'' about how men and women differ in their views of money. My husband and I indeed have different views. He ne...
These tables show how schools in the six U.S. regions stacked up against one another in our value rankings. To earn a high score in our value-oriented analysis, a school must charge less in tuition...
May's Idea of the Month, "How to Lend Money to a Member of Your Family," misses one positive point. Young people could be doing their relatives a big favor by borrowing from them. Seniors facing a ...
I am writing to express my appreciation for MONEY. My den is full of copied articles and handwritten notes about the advice you give. In fact, I forwarded a copy of your November 1992 Newsline's ti...
The anticrime industry is coming on like gangbusters. Sales of Mace, the leading self-defense spray, jumped 36% in 1992, and the Bennington, Vermont, company that produces it, MSI, is in the proces...