BOSTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's winner-take-all system for presidential elections. The lawsuit alleges states which give all their electoral votes to the candidate receiving the most votes in the general election are unconstitutionally disenfranchising supporters of losing candidates, allowing candidates to win the presidency while losing the popular vote.
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - A man who has been wanted for murder for more than three years in Massachusetts has been extradited back to the state after being captured in Puerto Rico. Hector Diaz Emiliano is being held without bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to a 2014 shooting in Lynn. Prosecutors say he shot 35-year-old Omar Ortiz Lopez in the head as Lopez's girlfriend watched. Investigators believe Emiliano fled to his native Dominican Republic after the shooting. He was arrested last week in Puerto Rico.
BOSTON (AP) - New England politicians, medical experts and drug treatment advocates are gathering in Boston to discuss the opioid crisis that continues to batter the region. The Washington Post is holding a conference Thursday at a downtown hotel as part of its "Addiction in America" series. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is among the featured speakers, as are Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Democratic Mayor Joyce Craig of Manchester, New Hampshire.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - The National Weather Service says unseasonably warm weather has smashed temperature records across southern New England. The temperature in Hartford, Connecticut, climbed to 74 degrees, setting a new record for the month of February. The previous all-time high was 73 degrees, recorded on Feb. 24, 1985.
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