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A Massachusetts man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old woman found shot in the driver's seat of her car. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Hudson Chief of Police Michael Burks announced that Luis Santos, 23, of Hudson, was in custody after turning himself in at the …
Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley is the new Boston College football coach. “Jeff’s shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching," BC athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement Saturday. "His passion, …
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries …
BOSTON (AP) — In 2000, Massachusetts voters handily approved a ballot question meant to reduce the state's income tax rate to 5%. Two decades later they're finally getting their wish. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced this week that on Jan. 1, the income tax rate will be cut from …
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts middle school teacher has been sentenced to five years in jail forsecretly recording a 14-year-old student using the bathroom. Scott McDonald, 39, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of enticing a child under the age of 16 and 14 counts of …
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady says he is still having fun playing football, even in the midst of one of the most challenging seasons of his career. “I love it,” he said on Friday, though he balked at saying whether he likes it as much as he used to. The defending Super Bowl …
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a …
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to keeping classified national defense documents at his home without proper authorization, federal prosecutors said Friday. Ahmedelhadi Yassin Serageldin, 66, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty to willfully retaining national …
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first week of applications to open marijuana businesses in Maine has been busy, with dozens of prospective businesses lining up to sell, grow or make edible products with the newly legal drug. The state started taking the applications on Dec. 5, and it has …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop José Peraza, and according to a person familiar with the negotiations, the team also agreed to terms with left-hander Martin Pérez. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the Pérez deal …
BOSTON (AP) — To honor Peter Frates — the former Boston College baseball player whose public battle with ALS helped make the ice bucket challenge a phenomenon — do as he did, the priest who officiated at his funeral said Friday. “The best way to honor him is to try to imitate him,” …
Sean Payton responded to a grocery store butcher’s questioning of one of his play calls with a cutting retort about the quality of the meat behind the counter. The New Orleans Saints coach says he was really trying to be lighthearted about it, but also felt compelled to explain his …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island State Police trooper caught on video punching a man in a holding cell has been fired, his lawyer said Friday. Trooper Jamie Donnelly-Taylor’s dismissal was a non-disciplinary termination, his attorney, Carly Iafrate, said in an email to The …
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of a Rhode Island city's decision to suspend pension adjustments to retired firefighters and police officers. The high court denied the petition filed by the Cranston Police Retirees Action Committee this week, the …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island election authorities voted to fine the president of an influential union for allowing its political action committee to exceed the state's limit on annual campaign contributions. Correctional officers’ union president Richard Ferruccio has agreed to …
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of interfering with a flight attendant on a plane diverted to Omaha has been acquitted. Timothy Columbare, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, was found not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He'd been charged with interfering with a …
BOSTON (AP) — Two alleged kidnappings outside Boston nightclubs — including one that ended in death — have prompted police and city leaders to issue safety and security guidelines for local establishments. The report of "best practices'' issued Thursday advises businesses to have …
BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing two doctors to death in their luxury Boston condominium was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, requested not to be in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down because he said he wouldn't control …
HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who was shot as she sat in her car in broad daylight not far from an elementary school in Massachusetts as died, authorities said Friday. The woman was shot in Hudson at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Hudson police Chief …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A provision in the nation's annual defense policy bill would extend the protected immigration status for thousands of Liberians, according to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. The Rhode Island Democrat said Thursday the National Defense Authorization Act includes his provision …

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