Latest Massachusetts News

Brady, Patriots offense struggle in AFC rematch vs Chiefs

Dec. 8, 2019 9:58 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending Super Bowl champions were booed off the field at halftime after yet another lackluster offensive performance. Quarterback Tom Brady showed up at his postgame news conference with his right elbow wrapped in an elastic bandage. In between, there was a second-half rally...

KC survives errors, takes AFC West with 23-13 win over Pats

Dec. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes got some help from the Chiefs defense to hold off the New England Patriots and wrap up the division title. Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady's fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone and the Chiefs...

Warren was paid at least $1.9M for past legal work

Dec. 8, 2019 9:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was paid nearly $2 million for legal work stretching back three decades, her campaign disclosed Sunday night, amid calls from a top Democratic presidential rival that the Massachusetts senator should be more forthcoming about what she earned from past corporate clients....

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Dec. 8, 2019 6:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which...

Woman charged with causing fatal Halloween crash faces trial

Dec. 8, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with yanking on the steering wheel of an SUV filled with Halloween revelers, causing a crash that resulted in the death of another passenger, is getting underway. The Telegram & Gazette reports that testimony in the...

Court weighs whether Boston Marathon bomber got a fair trial

Dec. 8, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Boston will consider whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded. Oral arguments before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. Tsarnaev was...

3 Nobel winners will donate prize money to support research

Dec. 8, 2019 11:55 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The three winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are donating their prize money to fund grants that will support economic research for the next 15 years. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michael Kremer, of Harvard University, will...

Police: Woman hurt after climbing out car window on highway

Dec. 8, 2019 11:45 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman was seriously injured when she seems to have exited through a passenger-side window of a moving vehicle on a Massachusetts highway early Sunday, according to Massachusetts State Police. The driver of the car, 25-year-old Joseph Monsini, was arrested for driving under the influence of...

Boston neighborhood considers 'Little Saigon' designation

Dec. 8, 2019 9:45 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is considering designating a section of a neighborhood as the “Little Saigon Cultural District" for its significant Vietnamese community. The proposal calls for the Field's Corner section in the city's Dorchester neighborhood to be given the designation. A hearing was held...

How Mississippi scholarship winner navigates culture shock

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

As she weaves her way through the 209-acre campus, filled with red-brick buildings, iron fences and the 25 historic gates that rim Harvard Yard, Shakira Hall walks up two small sets of stairs. With a sign to the left above her head that reads "Ask What You Can Do," Hall enters through the double doors of the...