News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - MGM Resorts International says it will no longer pursue buying Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn Resorts. MGM said Tuesday that stakeholders have concerns. It owns a casino in Springfield and wouldn't have been allowed to operate two in Massachusetts. Wynn Resorts says it agreed to end discussions and remains "committed to opening and operating Encore Boston Harbor as only Wynn Resorts is able to do."
BOSTON (AP) - A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme. Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Huneeus' family owns vineyards in California's Napa Valley and in Oregon. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty in the case.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating what's being described as an officer-involved shooting. Chicopee police tell westernmassnews.com they responded to an address in the city at about 1 a.m. for a well-being check. Police said on the department Facebook page that one person was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. No officers were injured.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is debating a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget as nursing home advocates, college students and others crowd Statehouse corridors appealing to legislators for additional funding. Senators are expected to consider hundreds of amendments to the spending plan over several days. The budget will then have to be reconciled with a version passed earlier by the House.
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