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Sep 12, 2014

Woman found in Massachusetts home with dead bodies may be mentally ill: lawyer

By Scott Malone

UXBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman found living in a rodent-infested house with the bodies of three dead infants may be suffering from mental illness, her court-appointed lawyer said on Friday.

The woman, Erika Murray, did not speak during her brief appearance at Worcester District Course in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf to a series of criminal charges.

Sep 12, 2014

Woman found in Mass. home with dead bodies may be mentally ill: lawyer

By Scott Malone

UXBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman found living in a rodent-infested house with the bodies of three dead infants may be suffering from mental illness, her court-appointed lawyer said on Friday.

The woman, Erika Murray, did not speak during her brief appearance at Worcester District Course in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf to a series of criminal charges.

Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014

Man pleads not guilty to fraud in 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) – The first person to face criminal charges linked to a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 in 20 states pleaded not guilty on Thursday to claims that he knowingly shipped a tainted medication.

Glenn Adam Chin, 46, a former pharmacist at the defunct New England Compounding Company, which produced the tainted steroid that sparked the outbreak, was arrested last week as he boarded a flight to Hong Kong for a family wedding.

Sep 11, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014

Number of aging Americans paying student loans soars: U.S. report

BOSTON (Reuters) – The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.

While the Government Accountability Office report noted that relatively few U.S. households headed by people 65 or over are carrying student loans, the value of the unpaid debt had spiked from $2.8 billion in 2005, before the financial crisis.

Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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