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Parent charged in college bribery scheme set to plead guilty

Jul. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge. Jeffrey Bizzack is scheduled to enter his plea in Boston's federal court Wednesday. He agreed in June to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Super Bowl MVP Edelman spotted with brace on thumb

Jul. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman was seen wearing a brace or splint on his left thumb at a youth camp he organized last weekend and he will reportedly be limited for three weeks. Pictures of Edelman taken over the weekend show him with a device on his thumb. He was wearing gloves on...

Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees...

2nd person announces primary challenge to US Sen. Markey

Jul. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. Steve Pemberton, 52, whose memoir about his time as a foster child was turned into a...

Massachusetts investigates company tied to motorcycle deaths

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport...

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

Jul. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its oversight...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Sevilla beats Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park friendly

Jul. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joris Gnagnon took out Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci's legs at Fenway Park like a baserunner trying to break up a double play. The Sevilla defender was sent off in the 76th minute for a reckless tackle near where second base usually is in the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Despite...

Great white shark leaps from water to snatch fish off line

Jul. 21, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England Cable News...