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Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

Nov. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill would also place a 75% excise tax on vaping products and require health insurers, including the state’s Medicaid program, to cover...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

USA Hockey snub leads Alex Carpenter on Chinese adventure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:32 AM EST

Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. Time was of the essence because, immediately following the game, Alex Carpenter was boarding a flight for China,...

Simmons hits 1st career NBA 3-pointer in 76ers’ victory

Nov. 20, 2019 11:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wore a “Sesame Street” sweatshirt in the locker room, the classic characters lined up on the familiar street. The theme seemed appropriate for 76ers fans, because it was finally time to count Simmons’ 3-pointers. One! One 3-pointer for Ben Simmons! "Hold...

Popovic reaches milestone; Boston College beats EWU 72-68

Nov. 20, 2019 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Nik Popovic will certainly remember his free throw that gave him 1,000 points in his Boston College career. His coach and teammates will likely recall the pair from the line that helped BC survive at the end. Popovic scored 13 points that included his two clutch free throws with 8.2 seconds...

Pierre leads UMass over Rider 82-72

Nov. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Carl Pierre scored 23 points as UMass got past Rider 82-72 on Wednesday night. T.J. Weeks added 21 points for the Minutemen. Tre Mitchell had 10 points for UMass which earned its fifth straight victory to start the season. Sean East II added 10 points and eight assists and Samba...

Boston overhauling pot review process to close race gap

Nov. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is overhauling its process of reviewing marijuana businesses to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry. The City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance calling for the creation of an independent Cannabis Board to oversee local...

42 teams targeted to be dropped from current minor leagues

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EST

The 42 minor league teams identified by Major League Baseball as targets to be dropped from their current circuits in an initial proposal for a revised Professional Baseball Agreement that would start in 2021. Current major league affiliation in parentheses: Double-A Eastern League Binghamton, N.Y. (New York...

Roland carries Northeastern past Holy Cross 101-44

Nov. 19, 2019 10:14 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — National scoring leader Jordan Roland poured 28 points in 27 minutes of play and Northeastern set a program record for largest margin of victory in a 101-44 dismantling of Holy Cross on Tuesday night. Roland made 11 of 13 shots, including 6 of 7 on 3-pointers, for the Huskies (3-2)....