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Auto dealership settles pricing discrimination allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts auto dealership has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged Black and Hispanic customers more than white customers for certain add-on products such as paint protection and remote starters, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. ...

Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2023 13:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online betting likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of Super Bowl on...

Massachusetts bill would boost spending on emergency housing

Jan. 30, 2023 19:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a $282 million supplemental spending plan Monday that includes $85 million to help pay for the state's emergency assistance program and other services for eligible families in need of shelter. The state's shelter system is at...

Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to...

Today in History: JAN 30, Tet Offensive begins

Jan. 30, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. On this date: In 1649,...

Father of 3 children who died says he forgives his wife

Jan. 29, 2023 14:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened to him, and that he forgives his wife. Patrick Clancy's statement appeared Saturday on a...

Massachusetts mall shooting kills bystander, suspect caught

Jan. 28, 2023 23:29 PM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A “innocent bystander” was shot and killed at a mall in southwestern Massachusetts on Saturday amid a confrontation between two other people, the county prosecutor said. A suspect was immediately taken into custody by the Holyoke Police Department, which...

Prosecutor: 2-year-old who died allegedly exposed to drugs

Jan. 28, 2023 10:00 AM EST

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A mother has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who allegedly was exposed to illegal drugs while the two were living in a car, a Massachusetts prosecutor said. The woman, 28, was ordered...

Prosecutor: 3rd child dies after attack by Massachusetts mom

Jan. 27, 2023 18:21 PM EST

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A 7-month-old boy has died after his 32-year-old mother in Massachusetts was charged with injuring him and killing two of her other young children. Callan Clancy died late Friday morning, according to a written statement from Plymouth District Attorney Timothy...

Internet evidence key, but not enough in no-body murder case

Jan. 27, 2023 09:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts are basing their murder case against a man whose wife is presumed dead but whose body has not been found in large part on a series of gruesome internet searches he made around the time of her disappearance. Scouring data on personal...