The spotlight is on Western Mass in the state Probation Department scandal. Friday, the acting head of probation at Hampshire Superior Court was found guilty of federal witness tampering. Christopher Hoffman of Hatfield intimidated a courthouse employee being questioned by the FBI about alleged patronage hiring at the state agency. Three top probation officials have yet to go on trial, including former deputy commissioner William Burke, also of Hatfield.
Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.
Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.
Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.
Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.