Latest Massachusetts News

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

Mar. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge. The Providence Journal reports that Marisa Cloutier-Bristol says in her lawsuit against Women & Infants...

Warren embraces underdog role as she faces 2020 challenges

Mar. 18, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her...

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston

Mar. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors and bagpipe brigades march by. Politicians figured heavily in Sunday's parade, including Republican Gov. Charlie...

Marchand does it again in OT as Bruins beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Mar. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Conor McGregor fired up the Bruins with a pregame speech. Brad Marchand paid him tribute by doing a rendition of the MMA fighter's walk after he scored his winner. Marchand scored 3:30 into the overtime, lifting Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. "Yeah,...

Irving, Celtics survive late charge by Hawks in 129-120 win

Mar. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — What looked like an easy day for the Boston Celtics turned into a fight to the finish. It's something they've got to clean up heading into the postseason. Kyrie Irving just missed his second straight triple-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Jaylen Brown scored 23 points...

Massive fire at casket company under control, 5 hurt

Mar. 16, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters in Boston are continuing to pour water on hot spots after battling a nine-alarm fire at a building where caskets are built. The massive blaze injured five first responders and forced nearby residents to leave their homes. The fire at the New England Casket Company broke out...

Ex-tenant pleads not guilty in blaze that killed firefighter

Mar. 15, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former apartment building tenant accused of setting a blaze that killed a firefighter has pleaded not guilty to murder, arson and other charges. Worcester (WUH'-stur) firefighter Christopher Roy was a single father who is survived by his 9-year-old daughter. He died Dec. 9 after...

The Latest: Yale to review school admission amid scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that resulted in charges against coaches and celebrities, and an announcement of investigations by some college and universities(all times local): 8:20 p.m. Yale College's president says the school's policy is to rescind the admission of...

Patriots release Clayborn, sign 6 to add depth on both sides

Mar. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have released veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn and signed six players to offset free agency losses on both sides of the ball. The 30-year-old Clayborn was released Friday after one season in New England and just a day after the Patriots traded for another veteran...

Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam

Mar. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Vancouver businessman pleaded not guilty Friday to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons, and his attorneys said he looks forward to contesting the charges in court. David Sidoo appeared in federal court in Boston and was released on a $1.5...