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VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Reaction in the three-state region surrounding Vermont Yankee is mixed as the nuclear plant prepares to send its last electrons to the grid in the coming days. In Vernon, where Vermont’s lone nuclear reactor is located, many… Read more

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say ships and planes are resuming their search for AirAsia Flight 8501 which went missing more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. The Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya… Read more

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw for one touchdown, Anthony Dixon ran for another and the Buffalo Bills finished their first winning season in 10 years with a 17-9 win over the going-through-the motions New England Patriots on… Read more

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Westfield Firefighter Kevin Regan is shown on the right; Photo Courtesy: Steve Dondley, Westfield City Council SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A South Yarmouth man has been charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence… Read more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has suspended a spokesman after he referred to the Michael Brown memorial as “a pile of trash.” A statement that the city provided Saturday to KMOV-TV didn’t identify the officer who made the… Read more

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AP Photo ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Italian Coast Guard official says one person died while attempting to escape from a blazing ferry stranded in the Adriatic Sea, and another was injured. Giovanni Pettorino told Italy’s Sky TG24 TV that the… Read more

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with two counts of murder after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home faces arraignment. Erika Murray is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Worcester Superior… Read more

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of Gloucester is leaving her job for a post in the administration of Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker. Carolyn Kirk, a Democrat, has been tapped by Baker to serve as deputy secretary of the Executive Office… Read more

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AP Photo/ Julio Cortez By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted… Read more

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Some employees in a Massachusetts school district feel like they got a visit from the Grinch. Instead of receiving their paychecks via direct deposit on the day after Christmas, Plymouth Public Schools workers awoke Friday… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State police say a trooper’s cruiser was struck in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 northbound in Hartford. Authorities say the trooper was in his cruiser during a traffic stop Friday evening when the police car was… Read more

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening to kill police officers and their families in retaliation for the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York. Twenty-eight-year-old… Read more

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 WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Middlesex County grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old man in connection with the killings of two brothers in Lowell. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said on Friday that Dara Poum of Chelsea was indicted on… Read more

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 FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car. Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn… Read more

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter’s Square. Vatican spokesman the Rev…. Read more