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Shots fired outside convenience store, New Bedford man dead

May. 15, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — New Bedford police and State Police detectives and homicide unit prosecutors with the Bristol County district attorney's office are investigating the death of a man who was shot outside a convenience store. Authorities say police responded to...

Display set up to explain influence of historic Black church

May. 15, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A new outdoor display at the site of a historic Black church in Massachusetts highlights the contributions of African Americans to the Berkshires. The eight-panel kiosk in Great Barrington is a collaboration between Clinton Church...

Dalbec hits 2-run shot as Red Sox rally past Angels 4-3

May. 14, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec each hit a two-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night. The Red Sox opened the weekend series with their second straight victory after dropping three in a row. Matt...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

Suspended Boston top cop goes to court to block firing

May. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's police commissioner, who was placed on leave shortly after he got the job over more than 20-year-old domestic violence allegations, went to court Friday to try to block the city from firing him from. An attorney for Dennis White filed a motion for...

Gov. Baker to update Massachusetts reopening plans next week

May. 14, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a tweet Friday that he’ll update the state’s reopening plans early next week. Baker’s comments came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance saying that fully vaccinated...

Suspect in killing of Yale grad student arrested in Alabama

May. 14, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fugitive wanted in the killing of a Yale graduate student in Connecticut in February was arrested Friday in Alabama, U.S. marshals said. An international arrest warrant had been issued for Qinxuan Pan on murder and larceny charges in connection...

Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption

May. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to bankroll his lavish lifestyle and soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors who wanted to operate...

Former young Massachusetts mayor found guilty of stealing from investors, soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors

May. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Former young Massachusetts mayor found guilty of stealing from investors, soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors.

Mayor: Boston to settle suit by Black cops over promotions

May. 14, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will drop its appeal of a lawsuit brought by Black officers alleging a promotion exam used by the city's police department was discriminatory and will resolve the claim, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Thursday. The 10 Black sergeants filed suit in 2012...