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

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REVERE, Mass. (AP) - Revere and state officials today are continuing their assessments of the damage left by an EF-2 tornado yesterday. State police were in the Boston suburb overnight to help protect against any looting while residents whose homes were damaged were able to go to a shelter.

DALTON, Mass. (AP) - Parts of western Massachusetts continue their cleanup after a series of thunderstorms in recent days. The Berkshire Eagle reports Pittsfield's airport saw nearly two inches of rain yesterday while Dalton on Sunday night saw heavy rains and winds that downed trees and damaged homes Sunday night.

BOSTON (AP) - A three-hour tour to watch whales turned into a 17-hour experience for more than 150 passengers on a Boston Harbor Cruises ship after it got snagged by a lobster trap rope. Nobody was injured in the overnight ordeal but one man on the vessel says many passengers got seasick.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Massachusetts and a dozen other states have settled an investigation into improper lending. The settlement involving Rome Finance will include shutting down the company. It's also expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for military personnel.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Wegmans is laying out its expansion plans for the next couple years, saying it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, including two stores in Massachusetts. The first of the new grocery stores is slated to open in Burlington this fall.

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