The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has tested the Quabbin and deemed it safe after Tuesday’s trespassing incident. Just after midnight, police found five men and two women walking near the reservoir, prompting notification to the FBI. The seven are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, with a few now living in Amherst and Northampton. State police say there’s no indication there was any terrorist activity. The Quabbin, which provides drinking water to 61 Boston-area cities and towns is off-limits to the public after dark. The investigation continues.
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The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
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UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland