TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries after being thrown from the bed for a pickup truck near the New Hampshire-Massachusetts line. Police said the teen was a passenger in the truck, which was being driven erratically on Wednesday night. They responded to the parking lot of Ayotte's Stateline Smokin' Joe's. The business is in Hudson, New Hampshire, but most of the parking lot is in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.

BOSTON (AP) - Federal fishing managers say they are shutting down a key scallop fishing area to some boats for nearly a year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says its closure will apply to the northern Gulf of Maine area. The closure goes into effect on Thursday and is scheduled to last until March 31, 2020.

BOSTON (AP) - A proposal to allow Massachusetts residents to designate their gender as "X" instead of male or female on driver's licenses is up for a vote in the state Senate. A similar bill easily cleared the Senate in the late stages of the legislative session a year ago but did not get a final vote in the House. It was reintroduced at the start of the current session and is scheduled for debate on Thursday.

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America." Sessions was speaking Wednesday night at an event hosted by student Republicans at Amherst College in Massachusetts. President Donald Trump's former attorney general said that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections was "carried out vigorously and with integrity."

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