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Protesters stand outside the federal courthouse where a hearing was scheduled for Northeastern University student Shahab Dehghani, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Boston. Dehghani arrived on a flight into Boston on Monday but was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at Logan International Airport and then was deported. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

Lawmakers, professors seek return of Iranian college student

Jan. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal lawmakers and college professors in Massachusetts are demanding answers after an Iranian student was denied entry into the U.S. despite a court order temporarily staying his removal. U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley sent a letter to U.S. Customs...

FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after a private meeting with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, in Providence, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has apologized for using the word “rant” to describe U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's remarks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Jan. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil...

Labor lawyer ends campaign for US Senate

Jan. 17, 2020 11:27 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Workers' rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan announced Friday that she is ending her primary challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. “Unfortunately, sometimes some obstacles are too great to overcome, and that is the situation my candidacy for Senate finds itself in," she...

Massachusetts delegation asks Trump to explain Iran attack

Jan. 3, 2020 2:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are calling on President Donald Trump to brief lawmakers on his decision to authorize the killing of Iran's top general in an airstrike. President Donald Trump said in a tweet Friday that he ordered the killing of Iranian Gen....

FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, poses with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., right, during the Rally Against Separation in Boston. With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Markey and Kennedy are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Markey, Kennedy ramping up campaigns with start of new year

Jan. 2, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. Kennedy is opening new campaign offices in Lowell, Worcester and the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston while Markey is...

Grant to provide broadband access to rural towns

Dec. 28, 2019 9:02 AM EST

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts utility has received more than $10 million in federal funding to expand fiber-optic broadband internet access to thousands of households in rural western parts of the state. Westfield Gas & Electric will receive the funding over the next decade and distribute it...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., but was released early after serving 10 days. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Top stories of 2019 played out in court in Massachusetts

Dec. 26, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2019's biggest stories in Massachusetts played out in the courtroom. Dozens of wealthy and privileged parents — some of them Hollywood stars — were ensnared in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A judge tossed a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey...

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) looks to pass as he is covered by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics' Kanter thanks Trudeau for chance to play in Canada

Dec. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter says he will be able to play in his team's Christmas Day game in Toronto against the Raptors after discussions with the Canadian government. In a column published Monday by The Globe and Mail, the native of Turkey thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government as well as...

In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives for a meeting with South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea. Biegun was approved as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid.  (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo gets a new deputy amid speculation of a Senate run

Dec. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid. The Senate voted overwhelmingly 90-3 on Thursday to confirm Stephen Biegun to be deputy secretary of state amid ongoing speculation...

FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The Senate has passed a bill that cracks down on robocalls, a persistent and costly problem for Americans. The bill has already passed the House and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Senate passes anti-robocalls bill; Trump expected to sign

Dec. 19, 2019 4:23 PM EST

The Senate approved a bill Thursday to crack down on robocalls, sending to President Donald Trump a measure meant to combat a persistent and costly problem for Americans. The bill, which Trump is expected to sign, would stiffen enforcement and require that phone companies offer free consumer tools to identify and...