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Democrats gain governors' seats, but GOP holds some states

Nov. 7, 2018 10:41 AM EST

Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in several key states, marking significant steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. Still, their victories in Kansas, Illinois, Michigan,...

The Latest: Gillum concedes in Florida governor race

Nov. 7, 2018 1:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Florida Democratic nominee for governor Andrew Gillum is conceding to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis. The Tallahassee mayor was seeking to become the state's first black governor and...

Republican Charlie Baker re-elected to second term as Massachusetts governor, defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez

Nov. 6, 2018 8:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Charlie Baker re-elected to second term as Massachusetts governor, defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez.

Massachusetts could lead way in overturning Citizens United

Nov. 4, 2018 9:30 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Massachusetts could give an important boost to a movement seeking to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore some limits on corporations' political spending. Voters on Tuesday are being asked to create a special state commission charged with weighing potential constitutional...

Feds open criminal probe into natural gas explosions

Nov. 1, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three communities near Boston in September, a utility company said Thursday. NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said it is cooperating with the...

Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate

Oct. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nicole Talbot isn't quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn't shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes...

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

Oct. 17, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the...

Correction: Gas Explosions story

Oct. 15, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for...

'Greedy' young mayor stole from investors, feds say

Oct. 11, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River, collected more...

The Latest: Mayor charged with fraud says he's innocent

Oct. 11, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Massachusetts mayor on federal fraud charges (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A 26-year-old Massachusetts mayor charged with defrauding investors says he is innocent. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a written statement Thursday that these "unfortunate...