News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term Massachusetts senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and email to supporters. Markey said in a statement that he wants to continue helping lead the resistance to President Donald Trump.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are calling for the release of two local organizers detained by federal immigration authorities in New Hampshire. Cosecha Massachusetts is hosting a vigil Monday night in front of Lawrence City Hall in support of residents Nelson Lopez and Heiner Nolasco. The advocacy group says the two men were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on May 13 after the car they were riding in was stopped for speeding.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a killing he says he did not commit is heading back to trial. The murder retrial of Darrell Jones in the November 1985 killing of Guillermo Rodriguez in the parking lot of a Brockton sandwich shop is scheduled to start Monday. Jones was originally convicted in 1986 but released in 2017 after a judge ruled he didn't get a fair trial. Prosecutors say they have the evidence to convict.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts drivers are paying the same for a gallon of gas as they did a week ago. AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $2.80 per gallon, the same as last week. The Massachusetts price is a nickel lower than the national average for the same grade, and 7 cents per gallon lower than the year-ago price.
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