A manhunt was launched following the death of Officer Ronald Tarentino in a traffic stop
The whales endured a long ordeal as rescue teams fought to untangle the mammals from the nets using hook knives
They took their case to the courts in Massachusetts and to the Vatican too, but to no avail
Suspect was shot and killed by off-duty police officer, according to reports.
Several states - including Massachusetts - allow children to get married 'in exceptional circumstances'
Mr Chism was 14 years old when he followed his teacher into a bathroom and murdered her with a box cutter
The state of Massachusetts plans to release a colony of snakes on an empty island has led to public concern that the snakes may swim to the mainland
Lord Jeffery was known in Amherst as a man who advocated giving Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets
Lindsay Miller's initial application was denied, until she appealed on the grounds of her religion
Mass hysteria surrounding the notorious witch-trials at Salem is vividly re-created but the question of 'why' still lingers
The jam was caused by emergency crews calling in a helicopter after a traffic accident
The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013
The former Republican said his family is moving on after panelists made jokes about his African American grandson
After early technical issues that gave ammunition to right-wing critics, enrollments for the medical insurance have surged in December - but will it continue?
Hundreds of strangers on Facebook have helped Hallie Twomey with her mission
Michael and Martin have had their picture taken with Father Christmas every year since 1980, now they are getting their children in on the act