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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Massachusetts

Last year
Seal ‘surrenders’ at US police station after avoiding capture in pond
‘Shoebert’ is believed to have travelled to the pond from the sea via a river and drainage pipes.
All time
US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'
Michael Packard’s beyond-belief big fish yarn began when he was diving for lobster off the coast of the northeastern state of Massachusetts.
Joseph Kennedy III defeated in Massachusetts senate primary
In the waning weeks of the campaign, Kennedy had leaned into his family’s long political legacy in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts becomes first US state to introduce statewide ban on vapes
San Francisco in California had already adopted a similar citywide ban.
Kevin Spacey could avoid trial for sexual assault after accuser declines to testify
The actor was charged with indecent assault and battery in January.
Court date set as Kevin Spacey facing charges of alleged sexual assault
It comes after the release of a bizarre video of the disgraced actor in character as House of Cards’ Frank Underwood.
Man dies in shark attack off Cape Cod
It’s the first fatal shark attack in the state in over 80 years.
Bill Cosby's daughter Ensa dies aged 44
A spokesman asked people to pray for the family.
Shark froze to death as freezing cold continues to grip large sections of the US
Yesterday, Florida saw snow for the first time in 29 years.
US teenager wins golf tournament but is denied trophy because she is female
A Massachusetts ruling stated that girls could compete as part of a team, but not as individuals.
'I called and told them I will not be coming back': US winner of €642 million jackpot claims prize
The 53-year-old won’t be going back to work anyway.
Eight-year-old Irish boy dies in the US after getting trapped under boat
The family is returning to Ireland and the funeral will be held on Thursday morning.
Boston taxi driver injures 10 after stepping on accelerator rather than brake by mistake
The incident has been attributed to ‘operator error’ with authorities saying it does not appear to be an intentional act.
Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty of manslaughter
Michelle Carter faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison.
Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself via texts goes on trial
The court heard that Michelle Carter played a “sick game” with another person’s life.
Multiple injuries reported after SUV drives into crowd at US car auction
The incident happened at an auction north of Boston at about 10.30am local time this morning.
Here's what $20 million hidden under a bed looks like
A man has been charged in connection with an alleged pyramid scheme.
An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster
The oft-cited odds of catching one are one in two million.
Teenage girl to face trial for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself
Michelle Carter told her boyfriend to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes.
Man in his 80s kills another man in his 80s in cemetery before being shot dead by police
“This was not a random act. The victim and the suspect knew each other.”
Young couple who set up 're-unite us' GoFundMe page reach target in matter of days
The page was set up just four days ago.
Two young lovers start GoFundMe campaign to re-unite them across the Atlantic
Shane form Kerry and Madeline from Massachusetts met in Dingle last Summer.
Teenager who raped and killed his maths teacher receives life sentence
American teenager Philip Chism will be eligible for parole in 40 years.
As he spends Christmas in prison, David Drumm launches new legal challenge
The former Anglo Irish Bank chief has filed a legal challenge against the US government for ‘unlawful detention’.
Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas
The Plymouth County Correctional Facility has housed infamous murderers and terrorists, and now, the former CEO of Anglo.
David Drumm seeks bail as he 'poses no danger to the community'
Drumm’s lawyers have also suggested the upcoming election has something to do with Ireland seeking his extradition now.
Witch wins harassment lawsuit against warlock in Salem
Lori Sforza, a “psychic” witch priestess, won the case against Christian Day, “the world’s best-known warlock.”
David Drumm will be in court in the US later today
The former Anglo Irish Bank CEO faces an extradition hearing following his arrest in Massachusetts on Saturday.
Teen girl charged with "recklessly" encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life
18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Massachusetts last summer.
Lawyers say Irish nanny's life has been destroyed
“The way this prosecution was handled was a complete disgrace.”
A shark gets stuck on a beach... and something heartwarming happens
This is a nice tale – seriously.
Judge declares mistrial after murder suspect punches his own lawyer in the face
That’s one way to beat a trial.
Here's how to move a lighthouse
It’s a very, very slow process.
'Don't chase bears while drunk and holding a hatchet', warn police
If you go down to the woods today…
Transgender murderer denied sex change surgery in prison
Michelle Kosilek has been living as a woman since shortly after she shot dead her wife in 1990.
Your daily dose of Barry's or Lyons could stop you developing diabetes
Tea-lovers everywhere will rejoice at the news from this latest study.
As a practising Catholic, I didn't always support same sex marriage – but I do now
Two things happened that changed my mind…
The internet defends pizza guy cheated out of a tip by rude customers
The internet loves a good bit of revenge.
The interesting bits you need to read from the David Drumm ruling
Harsh words.