News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has released information on dozens of court cases in which the former law professor-turned-Democratic senator served as counsel, expert witness or mediator or otherwise assisted parties in reaching bankruptcy settlements. The disclosure of the cases on Wednesday goes further than a list she released in 2012, when her GOP Senate challenger in Massachusetts criticized her for representing corporate interests.
BOSTON (AP) - A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas in Boston federal court on Wednesday. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to allegations in the case. Nineteen other parents are fighting the charges.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is continuing to debate its version of a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget. The 40-member chamber spent Tuesday plowing through hundreds of proposed amendments to the spending plan. Among the amendments approved Tuesday was a proposal to provide training to teachers to help make sure every child has access to civics education in Massachusetts.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer has shot and injured a man who may have been suicidal and refused to drop a large knife he was holding. A spokesman for the Hampden district attorney says Chicopee police shot the man twice at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after a stun gun failed to subdue him. The 55-year-old man was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
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