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.
Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.
McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.
A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.