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Bill would curb nondisclosure agreements in sex harassment

Jan. 27, 2020 6:24 PM EST

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 harassment. Carlson, whose...

Racist graffiti targets Asian students at Emerson College

Jan. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EST

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 by Emerson's...

1 teen killed, 2 hurt in triple stabbing in Boston

Jan. 26, 2020 4:34 PM EST

One teenager was killed and two others were hurt in a triple stabbing in Boston that started as an altercation between two groups of youths, police said. Yonan Guerrero, 16, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the altercation in the city's Dorchester neighborhood just before 5 p.m. Saturday,...

Report: Massachusetts got $160M to house ICE detainees

Jan. 26, 2020 12:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than $160 million from federal immigration authorities since 2012, most of which went to four county jails in exchange for housing and transporting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, according to a report in The Boston Sunday Globe that cited...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former

Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

Jan. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise"...

Armed standoff in Boston suburb ends peacefully

Jan. 25, 2020 3:49 PM EST

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man barricaded inside a Massachusetts apartment on Saturday morning opened fire on responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later, police said. A police SWAT team responded to what they described as a domestic incident at the apartment complex in Hingham at...

Ex-Boston City Hall official sentenced in bribery scheme

Jan. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston City Hall official who admitted accepting a bribe was sentenced in federal court Friday to just over three years in prison and one year of supervised release. John Lynch, who pleaded guilty in September to one count of bribery and one count of filing a false federal tax...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT New Haven Register Connecticut needs a viable Republican Party Jan. 23 The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his...

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $180K from animal hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $180,000 from a local animal hospital, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Sasha Saulnier, 32, of Lowell, pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud in Boston federal court on Thursday. Prosecutors said she'd been a...

Ex-firefighter sentenced for sexually assaulting colleague

Jan. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston firefighter was sentenced Friday to two years of supervised probation for sexually assaulting a female colleague at a firehouse. A Boston judge also ordered David Sanchez to undergo counseling and, if deemed necessary by state officials, to register as a sex offender. Sanchez...