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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking to delay his trial until at least September 2015. In a court filing yesterday, the attorneys said his November 3rd trial date would give them about half the preparation time federal courts have allowed other defendants facing a death sentence over the past decade.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say an SUV driver who struck and killed a father and daughter on a motorcycle in Easthampton was under the influence of narcotics. Prosecutors and police say that the motorcycle driver, 62-year-old Edward McGrath of Holyoke, was riding with his 29-year-old daughter Brittney McGrath of Brooklyn, New York. The McGraths were heading north on Route 5 just after 3 p.m. Thursday when police said a southbound car driven by 45-year-old James Ainsworth of Springfield crossed into their lane and hit them head-on.

BOSTON (AP) - The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project. The historic warship the U.S.S. Constitution left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston yesterday morning.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The six New England governors are urging the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to reverse the Food and Drug Administration's approval of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro. In a letter dated Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick and his counterparts around the region tell Secretary Sylvia Burwell that the region is in the midst of an addiction crisis.

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