News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

If you're a politician looking to boost your campaign war chest, you could do worse than head to Boston's western suburbs. A report by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance found Weston and Dover topped the...

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Cellphone driving ban to be considered again by lawmakers
Cellphone driving ban to be considered again by lawmakers

Supporters of tougher laws aimed at curbing distracted driving will be making their case to a legislative committee on Beacon Hill.

8 hrs 50 mins ago
Man charged with filming in bathrooms detained pending trial
Man charged with filming in bathrooms detained pending trial

A man accused of secretly filming boys in restrooms at a Boston high school will be detained pending the outcome of his trial.

10 hrs 22 mins ago
3 chimneys at former power plant demolished
3 chimneys at former power plant demolished

Workers have demolished three chimneys at the now-defunct Brayton Point Power Plant in Massachusetts.

11 hrs 19 mins ago
Speaker pledges to offset cuts under abortion "gag rule"
Speaker pledges to offset cuts under abortion "gag rule"

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is pledging to offset the loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations due to a new Trump administration rule covering the federal family planning...

12 hrs 31 mins ago
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days.

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
US Rep. Pressley says she'll protect the Affordable Care Act
US Rep. Pressley says she'll protect the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she'll fight for policies that protect and defend the Affordable Care Act.

March 23rd, 5:29 PM EDT
Central Falls facility resumes housing ICE detainees
Central Falls facility resumes housing ICE detainees

A detention facility in Rhode Island is once again housing people detained by federal immigration authorities, a decade after a man's death there ended the practice.

March 23rd, 5:09 PM EDT
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation.

March 23rd, 3:49 PM EDT
First vote on recreational marijuana planned in Connecticut
First vote on recreational marijuana planned in Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers are poised to cast the first vote of the legislative session on a bill that could legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

March 23rd, 3:09 PM EDT
Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets
Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets

Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting.

March 23rd, 3:01 PM EDT
DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion
DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion

One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters.

March 23rd, 12:57 PM EDT
Reception planned for Massachusetts woman killed in Ethiopia
Reception planned for Massachusetts woman killed in Ethiopia

The parents of a Massachusetts woman who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month are planning a reception to honor their daughter.

March 23rd, 11:37 AM EDT
Bills on tap at Statehouse target lead in school water
Bills on tap at Statehouse target lead in school water

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are hoping to improve the safety of school drinking water by requiring schools and child care centers to test drinking water outlets annually for elevated lead levels.

March 23rd, 11:21 AM EDT
Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T
Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T

A recreational pot shop opening in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA stations.

March 23rd, 9:21 AM EDT
Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional
Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that New York's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional.

March 22nd, 5:52 PM EDT
Man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal shooting
Man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal shooting

The suspect in a fatal shooting in Massachusetts last year has pleaded not guilty.

March 22nd, 4:07 PM EDT
Woman gets up to 4 years for lying about disappearances
Woman gets up to 4 years for lying about disappearances

A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for lying to police investigating the disappearance of another woman whose dead body was found about a year later.

March 22nd, 2:59 PM EDT
February jobless rate fell to 3 percent in Massachusetts
February jobless rate fell to 3 percent in Massachusetts

The state's unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in February.

March 22nd, 2:23 PM EDT
Charges reduced against student suspected in college fires
Charges reduced against student suspected in college fires

Prosecutors have reduced charges filed against a Massachusetts college student they say set several fires in her dormitory.

March 22nd, 11:59 AM EDT
Officials release names of couple killed in fire
Officials release names of couple killed in fire

Officials have released the names of a couple killed in a fire in Massachusetts earlier this month.

March 22nd, 11:39 AM EDT
Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for
Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for

Military authorities say a sailor from Massachusetts who died when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 has been accounted for.

March 22nd, 10:15 AM EDT
Hedge fund manager gets 14 ears for running Ponzi scheme
Hedge fund manager gets 14 ears for running Ponzi scheme

A Boston hedge fund manager who scammed millions of dollars from friends, family and other investors in what authorities say was a Ponzi scheme has been sent to prison for more than 14 years.

March 22nd, 8:23 AM EDT
Statehouse hearing to highlight education funding fight
Statehouse hearing to highlight education funding fight

Advocates are expected to pack a Statehouse auditorium as a legislative committee weighs proposals to overhaul the way the state provides funding for public schools.

March 22nd, 12:27 AM EDT
WWII veteran finally receives high school diploma
WWII veteran finally receives high school diploma

A 94-year-old World War II veteran has received his high school diploma - 74 years after he would have gotten had he not enlisted.

March 22nd, 12:19 AM EDT

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