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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...

Justice Department charges 7 in multi-state paycheck scheme

Jan. 26, 2023 15:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says seven people have been arrested in connection with a $7.5 million fraudulent scheme to obtain millions of dollars through the Paycheck Protection Program, designed to help businesses keep workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

'Unimaginable:' 2 children dead, infant hospitalized

Jan. 25, 2023 23:18 PM EST

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A 32-year-old mother in Massachusetts is expected to be charged in the killing of her two children and the injuring of her infant son, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Wednesday. Authorities arrived at a house in Duxbury on Tuesday night after...

Boston mayor hopes to shield residents amid surging growth

Jan. 25, 2023 20:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday that she wants to set the city on a path to reach its former peak population while guarding against trends that are already putting pressure on residents because of soaring housing costs. Wu, who in 2021 became the first woman...

Member of Congress reads AI-generated speech on House floor

Jan. 25, 2023 15:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — When U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss decided to deliver a speech on a bill that would create a U.S.-Israel artificial intelligence center, he opted to let the AI do the talking. The brief two-paragragh speech read by the Massachusetts Democrat on the floor of the U.S....

School hopes lights can finally shut off after costly glitch

Jan. 23, 2023 17:01 PM EST

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) — It's hoped that the lights at a Massachusetts high school will be able to be turned off by the end of next month, about a year-and-a-half after a computer glitch kept the lights on night and day, officials say. The unusual challenge faced by Minnechaug...

Thomas Birmingham, former state Senate president, dies at 73

Jan. 22, 2023 17:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Senate President Thomas Birmingham, who helped ensure passage of the the state's landmark 1993 education law, has died. He was 73. Birmingham grew up in the working class city of Chelsea and went on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law...

Tax the rich? Liberals renew push for state wealth taxes

Jan. 20, 2023 18:40 PM EST

Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they’re calling “tax justice.” Bills announced Thursday in California, New York, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and Connecticut...

J&J subsidiary to pay $9.75M to resolve kickback allegations

Jan. 20, 2023 17:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A subsidiary of health care company Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle allegations that it violated federal and state law by providing free products to a surgeon to induce him to use its products in procedures, prosecutors said Friday. ...