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Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

NEW YORK: Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due to open next Tuesday. The Cannabis Control Commission issued notices Friday for two outlets to start selling to adults legally without a prescription in three days. The stores will operate in Leicester and Northampton, both west of Boston. "There probably will be a big crowd," said an employee at the Northampton dispensary, which already sells medical…

US mother scoops $758.7mn in biggest single US jackpot win

BOSTON: A 53-year-old Massachusetts mother of two on Thursday came forward to claim the largest single jackpot win in US history -- $758.7 million -- and promptly quit her job of 32 years at a hospital. Mavis Wanczyk said she played the lottery as a "pipe dream," never believing that it would one day be possible for her to retire early from the Mercy Medical Center, where she has worked for decades. On Thursday that dream came true. "I've called up and told them I will not be coming back," she said to laughter at a…

Puppy drives car into Massachusetts pond, owner says

BOSTON: A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal," Costello told local television station WFXT-TV. "The car went for a…

Seven killed in plane crash at Massachusetts

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS: All seven passengers of a small aircraft were killed in a plane crash at Bedford city in the state of Massachusetts, ARY News reports. According to sources, the plane crash occurred moments after take off from an airport. All seven people in the aircraft, including crew and passengers, were killed. The aircraft was en route towards New Jersey. Authorities have started the investigation.