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Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

Jun. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 27, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Junior Circuit: Big league sons making own names in majors

Jun. 27, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Growing up as the son of a major league ballplayer, Terry Francona knew the rules: “Talk only when spoken to, or I’d be spanked.” When Francona became a big league manager and his players would bring their kids around, he ran a more hospitable clubhouse. ...

Bruins re-up GM Sweeney; 1st job to find Cassidy replacement

Jun. 27, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All those wins and playoff appearances weren't enough for Bruce Cassidy to keep his job as Boston Bruins coach. But they earned general manager Don Sweeney a contract extension. The Bruins said on Monday they have signed Sweeney to a multiyear...

Police release names of teens who died in weekend crash

Jun. 27, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police on Monday released the names of the three teenagers who died in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend. Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 17, of Holland, Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield, and Dominick P. Gardner, 17, of Oxford died in...

Massachusetts State Police investigate crash that killed 3

Jun. 26, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts teenagers were killed and a fourth seriously injured early Sunday in a car crash in the town of Brimfield, state police said. Just before 1 a.m. Sunday troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash in which a car went off the East...

Lawyer charged with trying to bribe cop in marijuana case

Jun. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts lawyer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he tried to bribe the Medford police chief to get help in opening a recreational marijuana dispensary on behalf of a client. Court records say that Somerville attorney Sean O’Donovan, 54, pleaded not...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Couple sues Boston hospital over loss of baby's body

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts couple whose prematurely born baby girl died less than two weeks after she was delivered has sued one of Boston's most prestigious hospitals for losing the infant's body, denying the parents the opportunity to hold a proper funeral and burial. The...

Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

The Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has only further fractured an already deep division between the states, where contentious legal battles are almost certain to erupt as legislatures and attorneys general grapple with the new landscape of abortion...