News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) - The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid lawsuit in federal court in Cleveland has concluded. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster said both sides on Thursday will find one additional juror to bring the pool to a total of 24 that attorneys can then question and challenge in winnowing the list to 12.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Elizabeth Warren rises to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to overhaul the political system, she risks coming off as just another politician _ avoiding divulging potentially damaging details. That was on display Tuesday night in Ohio, where she refused, for the second debate in a row, to say whether middle-class taxes will rise to pay for the "Medicare for All" plan she champions.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A long-awaited report on what to do about the great white sharks prowling Cape Cod waters offered more than two dozen suggestions but concluded there is nothing that can provide 100% safety. The report by a coalition of towns, the Cape Cod National Seashore and Atlantic White Shark Conservancy was released Wednesday. The report provided 27 possible solutions but said the most effective solution may be changing human behavior.
BOSTON (AP) - The owner of a California jewelry business has been sentenced to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam. Marjorie Klapper was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. Authorities say the 51-year-old California resident paid $15,000 to have a test proctor correct her son's ACT answers in 2017.
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