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Massachusetts man convicted of killing wife

Nov. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a beloved Massachusetts elementary school teacher has been convicted of killing his wife. Andrew MacCormack was convicted by a jury Monday of first-degree murder. Authorities say the 31-year-old MacCormack stabbed and strangled Vanessa MacCormack in their Revere home in...

Oshie ties it, Caps beat Bruins 3-2 in shootout

Nov. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana faked left, pulled the puck back toward his skates and then dragged it along the ice as he prepared to shoot. Goalie Jaroslav Halak kept sliding the wrong way. After T.J. Oshie scored with 59 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, Vrana faked Halak out in the fifth round of...

Boston University pulls away from New Hampshire, 84-70

Nov. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Javante McCoy and Max Mahoney scored 20 points apiece as Boston University pulled away from former America East Conference rival New Hampshire in the second half to post an 84-70 win on Saturday. The schools met for the sixth straight season since the Terriers joined the Patriot League in the...

Company investigating after pipe sprays debris in Boston

Nov. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A waste and water company is investigating after one of its underground pipes sprayed an unknown substance in a downtown Boston intersection. A statement from Veolia North America says its crews are monitoring the air for hazardous material and that all samples have been negative. City work...

Weekend service suspended on MBTA’s Red Line amid repairs

Nov. 16, 2019 1:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Service on a stretch of the Boston area’s busiest train line will be suspended for four weekends as crews replace aging tracks. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says Red Line service between the Broadway and Kendall/MIT stations will be replaced by shuttles beginning Nov....

Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston had previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a deal...

Authorities arrest 32, seize 79 guns in gang investigation

Nov. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities investigating drug and gun trafficking in Massachusetts have arrested 32 people and seized nearly 80 firearms. The U.S. Attorney’s office, FBI and other agencies announced Friday the results of Operation Emerald Crush, a monthslong probe into gang activity in the Lawrence...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Pepper spray at middle school sends students to the hospital

Nov. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Twelve students and a staff member at a Boston middle school were taken to the hospital after pepper spray was released in the cafeteria. Boston Public Schools say firefighters responded to the Washington Irving Middle School in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood at about 11 a.m....

2 jets approaching Boston airport report green laser lights

Nov. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal aviation authorities say two commercial flights approaching Boston’s airport reported a green laser being aimed at their planes. The Federal Aviation Administration told The Boston Globe in statement that both incidents occurred within an hour of each other on Wednesday night...