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Hightower, 2 other key Patriots return to practice

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:34:13 GMT2017-08-22T22:34:13Z

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Linebacker Dont'a Hightower was one of three key players to return to practice Tuesday as the Patriots prepared to head to Detroit for their third preseason game....



Should Boston rename famous meeting hall with slave ties?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:25:53 GMT2017-08-22T22:25:53Z

BOSTON (AP) -- As U.S. cities grapple with what to do with Confederate statues, an advocacy group is calling for renaming Boston's historic Faneuil Hall because its namesake had ties to the slave trade....



Gov. Baker defends pick for new general manager of MBTA

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:24:15 GMT2017-08-22T22:24:15Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is defending his administration's choice for a new general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority....



Arctic researchers to study wind effects on marine life

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:17:02 GMT2017-08-22T21:17:02Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A federal research vessel will launch on a cruise this week to study how Beaufort Sea wind affects plant and animal life in a changing Arctic Ocean....



Political football: Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:14:11 GMT2017-08-22T21:14:11Z

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring - just like Vladimir Putin....



2 dead after personal watercraft crashes near Miami beach

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:10:44 GMT2017-08-22T21:10:44Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Two tourists are dead after their personal watercraft crashed into a bridge in a Florida bay near Miami Beach....



City worker accuses top official of sexual harassment

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:51:06 GMT2017-08-22T20:51:06Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A top Boston official has been accused of sexually harassing a woman who worked for him....



Proposed ban on Harvard social groups draws faculty pushback

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:24:39 GMT2017-08-22T20:24:39Z

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Some Harvard professors are opposing a proposal that would ban all fraternities and single-gender clubs on campus....



Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts appear to be dropping

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:11:48 GMT2017-08-22T20:11:48Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts appear to be dropping....



Advocates balk at stay-on-street rule to qualify for shelter

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:36:24 GMT2017-08-22T19:36:24Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Advocates for homeless families in Massachusetts are pushing legislation that would remove a state requirement that they spend at least one night on the streets before being eligible for emergency shelter....



Yale to remove carving with gun pointed at Native American

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:37:38 GMT2017-08-22T18:37:38Z

Yale University said Tuesday it will remove a "problematic" doorway stone carving that depicts a Puritan settler aiming a musket at a Native American, a decision that follows criticism for initially covering up the musket with removable stonework....



15 accused of assaulting cops during protest appear in court

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:29:02 GMT2017-08-22T18:29:02Z

BOSTON (AP) -- More than a dozen people who were arrested during a conservative "free speech" rally and counterdemonstration that drew about 40,000 people in Boston have appeared in court....



MA Lottery

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:03:55 GMT2017-08-22T17:03:55Z

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- These Massachusetts lotteries were drawn Tuesday:...



Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:03:51 GMT2017-08-22T17:03:51Z

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...



Expert in texting suicide case told not to blog private info

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:41:08 GMT2017-08-22T16:41:08Z

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- A psychiatrist who testified on behalf of a teenager who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself via text message has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to stop blogging about details from the victim's confidential medical records....



Report: Official reimbursed state for improper plane ticket

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:13:12 GMT2017-08-22T16:13:12Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' top environmental official quietly reimbursed the state for a round-trip plane ticket last year....



Former MBTA officer sentenced to 6 months in jail

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:58:56 GMT2017-08-22T15:58:56Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A former Massachusetts transit officer convicted of assaulting a woman has been sentenced to six months in jail....



Hearing on bill easing requirements for homeless families

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:15:58 GMT2017-08-22T15:15:58Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Advocates for homeless families are pushing legislation that would remove a requirement that they spend at least one night on the streets before being eligible for emergency shelter....



Shark attack on seal at crowded beach caught on video

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:17:16 GMT2017-08-22T12:17:16Z

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) -- A shark attack on a seal at a Cape Cod beach sent beachgoers scrambling, and surfers a few yards away had to frantically swim to shore....



Cops: Man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:19:17 GMT2017-08-22T09:19:17Z

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Police say a Massachusetts man was arrested during a weekend festival after he attempted to punch a police horse in the face....