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Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

Oct. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy , 23, of Springfield,...

4x Olympian, NYC Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan retires

Oct. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who ended a 40-year American drought when she won the New York City Marathon in 2017, is retiring from competitive running to become a coach with the Nike Bowerman Track Club. "I have felt my North Star shifting," the 38-year-old Flanagan said Monday on social media. "My...

Foundation named for marathon victim to award $1M grant

Oct. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The foundation founded by the family of the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has announced it will donate $1 million to a local nonprofit. The Martin Richard Foundation says the grant will be awarded to Project 351, a nonprofit that encourages youth leadership...

Massachusetts' ban on vaping product sales allowed to stand

Oct. 21, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A state judge on Monday allowed Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products to remain in effect but said Gov. Charlie Baker had failed to follow required procedures in enacting the measure. Immediately lifting the ban as requested by the vaping industry "would contravene...

Police identify man killed in 3-car crash in Berkshires

Oct. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the man killed in a three-vehicle crash in the Berkshires. Authorities say 61-year-old Anthony Emard, of North Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 8 in Cheshire at 7 a.m. Sunday. The other drivers, 29-year-old Trever...

4 more parents pleading guilty in college admissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents are pleading guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme has also agreed to a plea deal. Parent Douglas Hodge entered his guilty plea in Boston's federal court Monday after previously pleading not guilty in...

Another high-flying drone spotted near Boston's airport

Oct. 21, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A drone has been spotted by the crew of a commercial plane near Boston's Logan International Airport for the second time in less than a week. The Federal Aviation Administration said the crew of a JetBlue flight on approach to Logan saw the drone just before 6 p.m. Sunday about two miles...

Massachusetts Christian college gets anonymous $75M gift

Oct. 21, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts has received a donation of more than $75 million. Gordon College in Wenham says the gift from an anonymous donor is designated for the school's endowment and directed to fund student scholarships. The gift is part of the school's...

Authorities release name of teen slaying victim

Oct. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate a weekend shooting in Massachusetts that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a 20-year-old man in the hospital. A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney said in an emailed statement that police responded to reports of the shooting in New...

Trial of man charged in state trooper's death gets started

Oct. 21, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man charged with driving high on marijuana and causing the death of a state police trooper is getting underway. The Telegram & Gazette reports that testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the jury-waived of David Njuguna (en-juh-GOO'-nuh)....