Two people have already said they’ll run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Mike Knapik of Westfield. The ranking Republican on the Senate Ways and Means Committee is stepping down Friday. Knapik has accepted a top fundraising position with Westfield State University. He’s been on Beacon Hill for more than two decades and is respected on both sides of the aisle. Outgoing Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik says he’ll run for Knapik’s seat as a Democrat. Republican State Rep Don Humason of Westfield also says he’ll run in the special election.
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.