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Convicted killer and former New England Patriots star Aaron J. Hernandez hanged himself inside his cell at the state’s maximum security prison in Shirley early Wednesday, in an apparent suicide five days after he was acquitted of two additional murders. Hernandez, 27, was serving life without parole for killing Odin …

Police are looking for the man responsible for a late-night gas station robbery in North Bergen. A man driving what police believe was a late-model Mercedes SUV pulled into the Delta gas station parking lot on the corner of 51st Street and Tonnelle Avenue but left shortly before 11 p.m., …

Police busted a 24-year-old man Sunday they say groped a young actress on a Greenwich Village subway platform and then pushed her onto the tracks. Cops took Kimani Stephenson into custody at his home in the Lillian Wald Houses in the East Village late Saturday, sources said. About 3 a.m. …

Seen on Masslive.com Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts described President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold federal funding from organizations that perform abortions as the “worst political attack” on women’s health in a generation. Some 67,293 people in Massachusetts rely on the program each year for birth control, cancer screenings, STI …

Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international probe into last week’s chemical attack there. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at a trilateral meeting in Moscow, denounced last week’s U.S. …

CNN Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s life was one of personal achievement: She was the first African-American woman to serve on New York state’s highest court. She was a trailblazer and “humble pioneer,” according to those who knew her. But it was also a life marked by personal tragedy. Her brother committed …

A 47-year-old New Jersey woman says United Airlines flight attendants did nothing to stop a visibly drunk man from sexual harassing her and kept feeding him more booze on a flight last month, according to a report. Jennifer Rafieyan says the man was already intoxicated when he boarded the flight from …

  Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the bomb was “the right munition” to use against the Islamic State because of the group’s use of roadside bombs, bunkers and tunnels. It is the first time the bomb, called a GBU-43, has ever been used …

In 1977, the Explorers Club in New York received an unusual gift. Unable to attend a whaling exhibition that the club was hosting, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Schauffler sent their regrets in a note … along with a sperm whale foreskin, stuffed and mounted on an oak base. The …

The ‘Chappelle Show’ star died from leukemia on Wednesday. Charlie Murphy, Chappelle Show star and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died, publicist Domenick Nati told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 57. Murphy died from leukemia on Wednesday, said Nati. Murphy became a household name through Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central skit show thanks to his amazing stories …