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Congressional Black Caucus making first Massachusetts visit

Jan. 10, 2020 2:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus is making its first visit to Massachusetts to host events focused on economic and school issues. U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of Boston, says fellow Democratic members of the caucus are coming as part of the group's “State of Black America” series. ...

College student in Boston diagnosed with measles

Jan. 10, 2020 8:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston public health officials say a Northeastern University student diagnosed with measles may have exposed others to the disease around campus, at nearby businesses and at Logan International Airport. The Boston Public Health Commission says the student was diagnosed Wednesday. The student,...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, church and community members, including Matt Pacholczyk, left, and his wife, Faith Pacholczyk, stand outside West Freeway Church of Christ for a candlelight vigil in White Settlement, Texas. The machete attack on a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and the shooting of worshippers at a Texas church are refocusing attention on how vulnerable worshippers are during religious services. FBI hate crime statistics show there is reason for concern. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

Jan. 1, 2020 3:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two congregations in different regions of the country joined a growing list of faith communities that have come under...

Parking garage plans changes after Christmas Day deaths

Dec. 28, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of a Boston parking garage are planning to install signage and make modifications after a mother killed her two young children and then herself at the facility on Christmas Day. Northeastern University, which owns the Renaissance Park garage, said the changes will include signs to...

Daniel Munoz talks about his experience being injured in Saturday's shooting incident during an interview in a park in Odessa, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

US mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings

Dec. 28, 2019 3:49 AM EST

The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA...

Emergency personnel at the scene of an incident at the Renaissance Park Garage where an adult and 2 children fell from the garage and were found dead on a sidewalk near the Boston parking garage on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.  (Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald via AP)

Prosecutor: Mom killed her two young children, then herself

Dec. 26, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities believe a mother killed her two young children and then herself in Boston on Christmas Day. Erin Pascal, 40, and her children, Allison, 4 , and Andrew, 15 months, were found on the sidewalk outside a parking garage on Wednesday afternoon and rushed to the hospital where they were...

Stoughton Army veteran finds purpose through woodworking

Dec. 3, 2019 10:19 AM EST

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Nicholas Paicos returned from an Army deployment in Afghanistan and found it difficult to readjust and find his way. He struggled with alcohol until he sought help. Three years passed and Paicos felt better and wanted to do something that would keep him busy. Woodworking was the...