News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others have pleaded not guilty to participating in a nationwide college admissions scam. The defendants arrested in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation were arraigned in Boston's federal court on Monday. The coaches are charged with accepting bribes in exchange for helping students get into school by pretending they were athletic recruits.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says the Mueller report hasn't changed his thinking about challenging President Donald Trump in the Republican primary. Weld said Monday during an appearance in Concord, New Hampshire: "I wasn't really counting on the president getting caught in the soup." Weld says special counsel Robert Mueller did a great job with his "customary thoroughness" and added that the whole report should be made public.
LEXINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 71-year-old cyclist has died in a collision with another bicycle rider on popular recreational trail just outside Boston. Lexington police say the crash on the Minuteman Bikeway just after 2 p.m. Sunday involved two cyclists heading opposite directions. Both men were taken to the hospital where the 71-year-old man was pronounced dead. No names were released.
BOSTON (AP) - The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts is up another 6 cents, and has now leapt 16 cents in the past six weeks. AAA Northeast said Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling for $2.50. The Massachusetts price is 12 cents lower than the current national average for the same grade.
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