A school bus carrying 20 children slid out of control on an icy street in Massachusetts.Read the full story ›
The winner, who beat odds of 292.2 million to one and 170 million other ticketholders, may have to wait 30 years to claim the full jackpot.Read the full story ›
The US reporter descended into hysterics as the mythic figure, dressed in a cannabis-themed costume, took over her outside broadcast.Read the full story ›
Police hunting a suspected drug trafficker were almost fooled when he tried escaping disguised as an elderly man.Read the full story ›
A 64-year-old man from Massachusetts has become the first in the United States to undergo a successful penis transplant.Read the full story ›
Police found the young girl wandering down the street in her pyjamas and on taking her home discovered her mum's body.Read the full story ›
Emergency services rescued a man from an icy marsh in Massachusetts after he went in after his two pet dogs.Read the full story ›
A 'state of emergency' has been declared by the Governor of Massachusetts - which is expected to be hit by a "crippling" and potentially "historic" blizzard within the next few hours.
A State of Emergency for the entire Commonwealth was declared today (1/26/15) as of noon (1200pm) #MASnow
A state-wide travel ban has been imposed from midnight tonight and all state-run transport services will be cancelled. Some 500 National Guard troops have been called up to deal with the expected consequences of the blizzard. It is the same situation in many counties across New York - where state employees are being sent home.
The governor of Massachusetts moved to update the state's voyeurism laws yesterday.
The move came just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took mobile phone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston was not violating the law as written.
The new law, which takes effect immediately, bans so-called "upskirting" by making it illegal to photograph or videotape the "sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public. The law also applies to male victims.
Paedophile Geoffrey Portway will be deported from the US to Britain at the end of his jail sentence, which will be between 18 and 27 years.
Portway, who was born in Spain, possessed more than 20,000 images and videos of children being abused.
In recovered online discussions, he described his home-made dungeon as a place he intended to keep kidnapped children, sexually abuse them, murder them and then eat them.