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Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) beats Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nick Holden (22) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Krejci has goal, assist for Bruins in 3-2 win over Vegas

Jan. 21, 2020 11:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Down a goal entering the third period with a long layoff ahead, the Boston Bruins rallied their way to a win before the All-Star break. Jake DeBrusk tied it early in the third period and David Krejci got the go-ahead goal with 7:42 remaining, and the Bruins held on for a 3-2 victory over the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, waves at the conclusion of his state of the state address in the House Chamber, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Gov. Baker outlines goals in State of Commonwealth address

Jan. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said he wants to dramatically reduce the state's reliance on polluting fuels while expanding housing opportunities and upgrading the state's public transportation system. Baker outlined the goals Tuesday during his State of the Commonwealth address at the Massachusetts...

Protesters stand outside the federal courthouse where a hearing was scheduled for Northeastern University student Shahab Dehghani, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Boston. Dehghani arrived on a flight into Boston on Monday but was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at Logan International Airport and then was deported. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US

Jan. 21, 2020 6:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his native country, despite a court order temporarily staying his removal, immigration lawyers and civil rights groups said Tuesday. Shahab Dehghani, a 24-year-old economics...

MGM names new executive to lead Massachusetts casino

Jan. 21, 2020 6:13 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — MGM has named a new executive to lead its Massachusetts casino. The Las Vegas-based company announced Tuesday that Chris Kelley will serve as president and chief operating officer of MGM Springfield. Kelley most recently served as president of MGM Northfield Park near Cleveland,...

Ex-drug execs get over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme

Jan. 21, 2020 5:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two former drug company executives were sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis. Richard Simon, a Seal Beach, California, resident and the former national sales director at Insys...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Grimes, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Prominent New Hampshire Democrat endorses Warren

Jan. 21, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times Eastern): 5:05 p.m. A prominent New Hampshire Democrat is endorsing Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 run. Warren’s campaign announced Tuesday that Kathy Sullivan, a Democratic National Committee member from New Hampshire, now...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia takes off his gloves after lining out to right field to end the sixth inning of the home opener baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a

Red Sox's Pedroia has setback during knee rehabilitation

Jan. 21, 2020 4:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a "significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star's attempt to return to the field. Boston spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed the development Tuesday, which was first reported by...

Former Massachusetts teacher faces human trafficking charges

Jan. 21, 2020 3:33 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts school teacher charged with forcing into prostitution several women with substance abuse issues he had offered to help pleaded not guilty and was held on $15,000 bail at his arraignment Tuesday. John Clayton IV, 63, of Northborough, is charged with trafficking...

Student explores civil rights through grandmother’s eyes

Jan. 21, 2020 2:47 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — When Brockton High School junior Chloe Livingston started a documentary film project examining the civil rights movement, she decided to include a special source: her grandmother. Through interviews with her grandmother, Sandra, and her own research, Livingston juxtaposed historical...

A pianist lost three fingers, now he's able to play again

Jan. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EST

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — As he lay bleeding on his kitchen floor in Bedford, the snow blower that lopped off the tips of three of his fingers still sputtering outside, the same question kept rattling around in Murray Daniels’s head: Will I ever play piano again? It was the question he asked his wife as...