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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A retired Massachusetts State Police lieutenant who has denied stealing holiday pay claimed to be working while he was on a cruise, according to court documents. David Andrade, 47, of Westport, is accused of stealing over $11,500 in holiday pay he had not earned, …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The independent consultant hired to study the proposed no-bid, 20-year extension of International Game Technology's contract to run gambling operations in Rhode Island is questioning the length of the contract, according to a published report. The analysis by …
BOSTON (AP) — Efforts by Boston’s top prosecutor to protect immigrants facing deportation for nonviolent crimes are the focus of a case making its way through Massachusetts’ highest court. State Supreme Judicial Court Justice David Lowy is holding a hearing Tuesday in the case of Osman …
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China. The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes fully funding the federal Centers …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The death of a 4-month-old child in Rhode Island last summer was the result of maltreatment, state child welfare authorities have announced. The boy from Providence died Aug. 25 the Department of Children, Youth, & Families disclosed in a statement …
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been convicted of vehicular homicide for his role in an on-duty crash that claimed the life of a New Hampshire man. Former Greenfield police Sgt. James Rode was sentenced Monday to serve nine months of a two-year jail term …
BOSTON (AP) — Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, the state's attorney general announced Monday. Attorney General Maura Healey ordered the largest child labor penalty ever issued by the state against the …
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they fight or unite? A year into the …
BOSTON (AP) — Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, joined state lawmakers in Massachusetts on Monday to push a bill to curtail the use of nondisclosure agreements in cases of sexual …
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A jury should determine whether Uber ought to be held responsible for a passenger's injuries, a federal judge in Rhode Island ruled. A U.S. District Court judge concluded Jan. 16 that jurors should determine whether driver Claudette Issa is considered an employee …
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The last member of the Holy Cross women's rowing team injured in a traffic crash in Florida that claimed the life of a teammate was released from the hospital Monday, the school announced. Anne Comcowich, a sophomore from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, left Lawnwood …
BOSTON (AP) — Emerson College in Boston is investigating racist graffiti directed at Asian students that was found in a dormitory, administrators said. Employees at the Little Building, an Emerson dorm, found derogatory words written on multiple doors on Friday, according to an email sent …
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine native is donating $100 million to Northeastern University to establish a graduate school and research center in Portland in hopes of transforming the city into a technology hub and sparking economic growth, officials said Monday. The Roux Institute, which …
The new superintendent for the struggling Providence Public School District said Monday he'll work with a sense of urgency to unleash “hope and opportunity” for students. Harrison Peters was introduced Monday at an event in Providence as the superintendent charged with turning the …
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts dropped a penny in the past week, AAA Northeast announced Monday. Self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.52 per gallon, a penny lower than last week and a penny higher than the national average. A year ago, the …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are dropping but remain higher than the national average, AAA Northeast announced Monday. The average price of self-serve, regular has fallen 2 cents in the past week to $2.54 per gallon. Rhode Island’s current price is 3 cents …
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent tussle for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering questions about her consistency and ability to defeat President Donald Trump. Warren was considered a leader in the crowded race …
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman whose car crashed into a tree in Connecticut over the weekend has died, police announced Monday. Sarah Jewell Tyrcha, 20, of Scituate, Massachusetts was driving north in Middletown just after 9 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle veered left and …
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has suspended a retired priest after a review of files found an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor dating to about 20 years ago, church officials said. The Rev. Herbert T. Nichols is barred from all ministry while the …

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