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Rare sighting: sperm whale spotted off the coast of Cape Cod

For the first time in six years, scientists from the New England Aquarium. spotted an endangered sperm whale calf about 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod. They were conducting an aerial survey over the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. 2 hours ago

Maine governor launches independent commission to probe Lewiston mass shootings

Governor Mills said Wednesday that she will establish an independent commission to look into the Oct. 25 mass shootings that killed 18 people.

Biden, First Lady to visit Lewiston, Maine Friday to meet with families of shooting victims

“The President and First Lady will pay respects to the victims of this horrific attack and grieve with families and community members. . .,” a White House statement said.

Authorities continue search for Gardner man wanted for wife’s murder, State Police say

Local and State Police have been searching for Aaron M. Pennington, 33, since his wife, 30-year-old Breanne Pennington, was found shot in couple’s home on Oct. 22., State Police said Wednesday.

Maine sheriff’s deputy blasts State Police handling of manhunt for Lewiston shooter, drawing rebuke from colonel

Androscoggin Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Guay described “radio silence” from the State Police, who he said did not share information with the sheriff’s office, Lewiston police, and other agencies during the search for the gunman.

Sixth human case of WNV detected in Massachusetts

A man in his 70s has become the sixth Massachusetts resident infected with West Nile virus and was likely exposed in Middlesex County, the state Department of Public Health said Wednesday.

Amid influx of migrants, state judge allows Healey to move ahead with limits on Mass. emergency shelter system

A judge on Wednesday rejected a request from Lawyers for Civil Rights, a Boston-based advocacy group, to temporarily block the Healey administration from creating a cap of 7,500 families on the statewide program.

Harvard students and alumni call for more action to fight antisemitism on campus

More than 1,200 people identifying themselves as Harvard College students and alumni have signed an open letter to top administrators calling for more action to protect Jewish students from antisemitism as controversy over the war between Israel and Hamas continues to roil the campus.