Latest Massachusetts News

The Latest: Shark study group says attacks terrifying, rare

Aug. 15, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 8 p.m. An organization that studies sharks says shark encounters in which people are injured like what happened off the coast of Cape Cod are as "terrifying as they are rare." The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says it doesn't...

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

Aug. 15, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said...

'Old man' Mikulak (he's 25) back for 5th US gymnastics title

Aug. 15, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics championships. "I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American champion said after...

Scooter rental company that violated rules leaves cities

Aug. 15, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A California-based electric scooter rental company that left scooters on public sidewalks without warning has left two Massachusetts cities. The Boston Globe reports Bird Rides Inc. pulled out of Cambridge and Somerville. The company began renting scooters in both cities last month....

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Aug. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take...

Dog rescued with corn cob lodged inside stomach

Aug. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Massachusetts say a passerby helped rescue a female pit bull mix that had a corn cob lodged inside its intestine. Animal control officer Nancy Bersani says a woman found the thin, 3-year-old dog vomiting on the side of the road in Milton on Saturday morning. Bersani says...

Officials: 4 state troopers to be suspended without pay

Aug. 15, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say four troopers will be suspended without pay. A duty status hearing was held Wednesday for the department members relieved from duty on Monday after an internal review of overtime pay discrepancies in personnel records. Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of...

Man charged with murder, robbery held without bail

Aug. 15, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man charged in connection to a Massachusetts shooting death has been ordered held without bail at his arraignment. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Frederick Reynoso was arraigned in Boston on Wednesday on charges of murder and armed robbery in connecting to the June shooting death of...

Police: People living in storage units had beds, curtains

Aug. 15, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials say they've shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers. The Inspectional Services Department, police, health department workers and firefighters responded to reports of people living in the storage...

Massport CEO Thomas Glynn announces resignation

Aug. 15, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive of the agency that oversees Boston's Logan International Airport announced that he plans to step down in November after six years on the job. Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Thomas Glynn announced the move Tuesday even though his contract runs through November 2019. The...