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The Latest: Married Nobel winners recount wake-up call

Oct. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they weren't quite sure how to react when the married couple's Nobel Economics Prize wake-up call came. Duflo says that when the phone rang early Monday, she answered and was told...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Business exec ends US Senate challenge to Markey

Oct. 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who touted is experiences as a foster child when he announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in July has ended his campaign. Steve Pemberton in his emailed announcement Monday said he couldn't overcome a system that favors...

4 children hurt by hit-and-run driver

Oct. 14, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a driver who struck and injured four children and then drove away from the scene. Stoneham police say the children — all 12 and 13 years old — were struck at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday as they stood with their bicycles outside a home....

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Oct. 13, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the...

2 teens recovering after being overcome by carbon monoxide

Oct. 13, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Two western Massachusetts teenagers are recovering after being found unresponsive in a home with high levels of carbon monoxide. Great Barrington fire officials say the teens were found Saturday and brought to a hospital. They are expected to make full recoveries. Officials...

Cape Cod officials to release report on dealing with sharks

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod officials are expected to release a long-awaited report on ways the tourist destination can deal with a growing population of great white sharks. The Woods Hole Group will present its findings Thursday at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. Cape Cod National Seashore...

Police identify driver who died in gas truck crash

Oct. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials have identified the victim of a fatal gas truck crash as a 62-year-old New Hampshire woman. State police said Sunday that Lois Ann Johnson, of Woodstock, New Hampshire, was the truck driver who died in Friday night's wreck on Route 2 in Orange, Massachusetts....

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....