News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans. Greg Skomal, a state scientist leading the effort, says the hope is to contribute critical information to the ongoing debate over how to keep Cape beachgoers safe. The new research calls for placing sophisticated tags on sharks to track their swimming speed, depth and body position in the water.
BOSTON (AP) - A consumer advocacy group is reminding parents of the dangers of classic summertime toys like baby pools, high-powered water guns and inflatable pool rings. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm issued its annual list of top 10 "summer safety traps" Tuesday. Other toys on the list include water balloon slingshots, on-ground water slides such as the Slip 'N Slide, and projectile-firing toy guns.
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) - Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register. Malden police say they responded to the store Sunday on reports of a theft. Police are looking for the men and say that in addition to holding both men accountable for the robbery, they also want to make sure the suspect's " 'heart problems' have been taken care of by a medical professional."
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police have released the names of two men killed in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood earlier this week. The victims of Monday night's shooting were identified as 32-year-old Christian Green, of New Bedford, and 34-year-old Jose Martinez, of Boston. There have been no arrests and police are asking anyone with information about the killings to contact them.
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