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Wendy's to pay $400K to resolve child labor law allegations

Feb. 18, 2020 4:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Fast-food chain Wendy's has agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated child labor laws by having teenage employees at dozens of Massachusetts restaurants work later and longer than allowed, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday. “We are committed to...

Janet Uhlar sits for a photo at her dining room table with an arrangement of letters and pictures she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets

Feb. 18, 2020 1:33 PM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD. Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo people walk past the Ray and Maria Stata Center building on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, of a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf, which said the school was discriminating against people with hearing disabilities by not adequately or accurately captioning videos of lectures and other programs it posts online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The settlement comes months...

Janet Uhlar sits at her dining room table with letters and photos she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

Whitey Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

Feb. 18, 2020 7:25 AM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years on the lam after he was tipped to his pending arrest. In 2013, Janet Uhlar was one of 12 jurors...

This photo provided by WCVB shows the vandalized Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago. (WCVB via AP)

Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

Feb. 17, 2020 9:50 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago. Officials in Plymouth discovered the vandalism early in the morning. Workers had removed...

Bucknell snaps road streak, cruise past Holy Cross, 69-48

Feb. 17, 2020 9:14 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Andrew Funk posted 19 points as Bucknell cruised past Holy Cross 69-48 on Monday night. John Meeks had 18 points and Avi Toomer added 10 for Bucknell (11-17, 7-8 Patriot League), which snapped its five-game road losing streak. The Bison snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday...

Police fatally shoot man connected to carjackings, stabbing

Feb. 17, 2020 10:57 AM EST

NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man connected to carjackings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, authorities said. Massachusetts State Police identified the man Monday as Thomas Murray, 31, of Dracut, Massachusetts. He is also a suspect in a carjacking in Lowell, Massachusetts, and...

Watkins powers Merrimack to 68-59 victory over Wagner

Feb. 15, 2020 8:10 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Sophomore Mikey Watkins scored 17 points and Merrimack defeated Wagner 68-59 on Saturday. Watkins sank 6 of 8 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Warriors (18-9, 12-2 Northeast Conference). Jaleel Lord added 15 points, burying 4 of 5 from distance...

FILE - In this June 7, 2001 file photo, Peter Rockwell autographs a book  at The Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.  Rockwell, whose famous father's iconic images graced the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and who became a noted artist in his own right, has died. He was 83. The third and youngest son of Norman Rockwell died Feb. 6, 2020 in Danvers, Mass., where he spent the last few weeks of his life enjoying visits by his family, according to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.. (AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri, File)

Peter Rockwell, sculptor and son of famous artist, dies

Feb. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Rockwell, whose famous father's iconic images graced the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and who became a noted artist in his own right, has died. He was 83. The third and youngest son of Norman Rockwell died Feb. 6 in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he spent the last few...

Stephens scores 18 points as Lafayette tops Holy Cross 72-62

Feb. 15, 2020 5:09 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — E.J. Stephens scored 18 points as Lafayette topped Holy Cross 72-62 on Saturday. Myles Cherry added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Leopards (16-9, 8-6 Patriot League) and Tyrone Perry had 15 points with six rebounds. Joe Pridgen had 25 points and eight rebounds for the...