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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with Bill Mamgum, center, and Shirley Mamgum at EllaEm's Soul Food, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Warren's next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

Feb. 21, 2020 1:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate. The Massachusetts senator took a leading role in blasting rival...

Sessoms carries Binghamton past Mass.-Lowell 86-84

Feb. 20, 2020 10:41 PM EST

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms had 39 points, one short of his career high, and scored the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds left as Binghamton edged past UMass Lowell 86-84 on Thursday night. Sessoms hit 11 of 13 free throws. He added six assists. George Tinsley had 15 points and five steals for Binghamton...

Jury clears hospital in controversial medical abuse case

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children’s Hospital wasn't medically negligent in its treatment of a Connecticut teen who spent nearly a year in state custody after doctors suspected her parents of medical child abuse, a jury in Boston concluded Thursday. The verdict in the medical malpractice lawsuit brought...

4th member of Massachusetts family dies after Florida crash

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fourth member of a family visiting Florida from Massachusetts has died after a four-vehicle crash earlier this week, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Jackson Smith, 11, died Wednesday at a central Florida hospital, highway patrol Lt. Kim Montes said. The crash happened Tuesday in...

Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Feds nab 2 men through new anti-'sanctuary' policy campaign

Feb. 20, 2020 2:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials in Massachusetts say a newly launched campaign to alert the public of immigrants living in the country illegally who have been released by local officials under “sanctuary” policies is having an impact. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo Baptist Pastor Clifford Maung, third from left, recites a prayer as Chin Sai, center, and Myint Myint Swe, right, prepare food following services at the Overseas Burmese Christian Fellowship in Boston. All three are immigrants from Myanmar, also known as Burma. Confusion, sorrow and outrage are rippling across some immigrant communities after the announcement of a Trump administration policy that is expected to all but shut down family-based immigration from four countries, including Myanmar. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

New visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communities

Feb. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant. Then a dramatic turn in U.S. immigration policy...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. A Massachusetts company is slated to acquire in 2020 what's left of the boats once owned by Rafael, who was forced out of the industry after an elaborate fraud. The fishing magnate, known as the Codfather, was sentenced in 2017 to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)

Fishmonger's finale: The Codfather's boats are sold

Feb. 20, 2020 12:37 PM EST

Most of what's left of the boats owned by a fishing magnate known as the Codfather, who was forced out of the industry after committing an elaborate fraud, have been acquired by a Massachusetts company, it said Thursday. Blue Harvest, a fishing and processing company in New Bedford, announced it has reached an...

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo Harvard Medical School student Aliya Feroe, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photograph on the school's campus, in Boston. Feroe recalls a flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. Medical schools are beefing up education on LBGTQ health issues. And some schools are making a big push to recruit LGBTQ medical students, backed by research showing that patients often get better care when treated by doctors who are more like them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Feb. 20, 2020 10:49 AM EST

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes,...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Kyle Martin, a worker at HealthMap, a system using artificial intelligence to monitor global disease outbreaks, mines health data to keep the system up to date in a work area at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston. Early warnings of an emerging epidemic, some of them collected by HealthMap, showed AI's potential for giving global health experts a head start when bureaucratic hurdles and language barriers might get in the way. A screen behind displays a world map with colored dots marking cases of the disease known as COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse. Early warnings of disease outbreaks can help people and governments...