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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins appeared before a Fall River Superior Court judge today to seek dismissal of perjury charges. Prosecutors say she lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times during the investigation into the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating her sister.

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been charged in connection with a body found on a Massachusetts highway last month. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan 50-year-old Nicandro Velasquez, of Haughton, Louisiana, was arraigned this week. The body of 54-year-old Cliserio Cordova Ferral, also of Louisiana, was found July 26 in the roadway on Route 128 in Burlington.

BOSTON (AP) - Senator Elizabeth Warren has written to federal regulators stating that she has nothing to do with a newly formed political organization urging her to run for president in 2016. Lawyers for the first-term Massachusetts Democrat, who was elected in 2012, delivered a letter to the Federal Elections Commission today stating that Warren "has not, and does not, explicitly or implicitly, authorize, endorse, or otherwise approve" of any activities by "Ready For Warren."

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Longtime Massachusetts lawmaker John Binienda (bih-NEN'-duh) has died after a battle with diabetes and kidney disease. The death of the 28-year member of the state House of Representatives was announced today by Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. Binienda was 67.

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do. The vacation is Obama's fourth this year. U.S. Travel Association data put him on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year.

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