BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say a Chinese national has been charged with conspiring with a Chinese military research institute to illegally export U.S. goods used in anti-submarine warfare to China. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Shuren Qin, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was arrested Thursday. He's charged with visa fraud and conspiring to violate U.S. export regulations. Documents say Qin illegally exported nearly 80 devices used to detect and monitor sound underwater.
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts high school student says he was forced to miss the last day of school because another student falsely accused him of making a threat. WBZ-TV reports 16-year-old Cosmo Casamassa spent his Thursday at home instead of Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley. He says he has Asperger's syndrome and bullies have called him "school shooter" all year. School officials say they had to err on the side of caution.
WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been indicted for lying to police during an investigation into the deaths of a mother and her three children. The Worcester District Attorney's office says 31-year-old Mathew Locke was indicted Thursday on four counts of misleading authorities in connection with the killings of Sarah Bermudez and her children Madison, James and Michael. Locke's lawyer says the case should be dismissed.
BOSTON (AP) - A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode Miller's toddler daughter underscores how unsafe swimming pools can be. World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H., says even shallow wading pools can be dangerous. The Boston-based organization on Thursday issued its annual list of summer toys that can pose a hazard to children.
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