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Gas explosion, fire displaces 150 people in Boston

Oct. 13, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A gas explosion and fire at a Boston apartment building has displaced about 150 people. Fire officials say no injuries were reported at the 40-unit residential building in the Mattapan neighborhood. The explosion and fire were reported early Saturday afternoon. Authorities say there's about...

Hearing set in suit challenging state's vaping products ban

Oct. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products. The hearing Tuesday in Boston federal court is expected to focus on the vaping industry's request to temporarily lift the ban while the broader case is decided. U.S....

Rask, Bruins blank Devils 3-0 in home opener

Oct. 12, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It didn't take very long for the Boston Bruins to wash away the sting of last season's disappointing finish on home ice. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night. Brad...

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

Oct. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said. Dale Holloway, 37, has been charged with first...

California executive avoids jail in college cheating scheme

Oct. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California frozen foods company avoided jail Friday for paying $15,000 to rig his daughter's college entrance exam in a widespread admissions scandal. Peter Jan Sartorio, of Menlo Park, California, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to a year of probation after pleading...

Man charged in youth center sex assaults faces accuser

Oct. 11, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former state youth detention center counselor accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy in the 1990s faced his accuser in a courtroom for the first time Friday. Jeffrey Buskey was charged in July with 56 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a teen at the Sununu...

Lawyers for marathon bomber say fair trial rights violated

Oct. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys trying to overturn the death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (juh-HAHR' sar-NY'-ev) say in a new court filing that the 2013 explosions so traumatized the region that it was impossible to get an impartial jury. The Boston Globe reports that Tsarnaev's...

Nonprofit for disabled files complaint against Boston park

Oct. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston nonprofit for the disabled that lost its contract to maintain to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway park in the heart of the city has filed a discrimination complaint with the state. The president of Work Inc. said in the complaint to the Massachusetts Commission Against...

Board signs off on construction of ballpark, development

Oct. 10, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The construction of a minor league ball park, hotel, parking garage, office space and other development has been given the green light by a Massachusetts city planning board. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Worcester Planning Board voted Wednesday to give definitive site...

Man with cane attacked at Boston train station

Oct. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston have made one arrest and are looking for more suspects in what they call a "cowardly" attack on a 60-year-old man who uses a cane at a train station. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say 47-year-old Julius Tolbert, of the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, was...