State Auditor Suzanne Bump was in Springfield Thursday, days after releasing her blockbuster report on the state’s welfare department. Speaking to the Republican newspaper, Bump disputed allegations by Governor Patrick that her work wasn’t accurate. Bump’s audit compared welfare rolls with Social Security data and represented a snapshot in time. It revealed widespread problems, involving several million in welfare benefits, including those being paid to more than a thousand dead people.
A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.
The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.
A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.
Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.