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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., an ally of President Donald Trump, passes through a metal detector before entering the House chamber, a new security measure put into place after a mob stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

Jan. 13, 2021 8:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing fines of up to $10,000 will be imposed on members who fail to abide by the security protocols of the House. Wednesday's announcement...

Rep. Pressley: Husband positive for COVID-19 after lockdown

Jan. 13, 2021 3:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Wednesday that her husband has tested positive for COVID-19 following last week's lockdown at the Capitol. The Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement that Conan Harris received a positive test Tuesday evening. Pressley said she received a negative test...

Transit board approves service cuts despite opposition

Dec. 14, 2020 7:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ transit agency has approved service cuts to the Boston-area’s public transportation system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management and Control Board voted to approve the cuts Monday by a 3-2 vote. The service reductions were...

Baker sends police accountability bill back to lawmakers

Dec. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker returned a police accountability bill to state lawmakers Thursday, asking for changes before he can sign the legislation. A key element of the long-debated bill is the creation of a civilian-led commission to standardize the certification, training and...

Massachusetts lawmakers approve police accountability bill

Dec. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate voted Tuesday to approve a compromise bill backers say would increase police accountability — including, for the first time, creating an independent, civilian-led commission to standardize the certification, training and decertification of police...