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Boston suburb votes to ban use of oil and gas appliances

Nov. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Boston suburb is banning the installation of oil and gas pipes in new and renovated buildings as a way to combat climate change. The Boston Globe reports that residents of Brookline voted nearly unanimously to adopt the new bylaw at their Town Meeting on Wednesday. The provision,...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide faces arraignment

Nov. 21, 2019 3:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to take his life faces arraignment. A spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney says 21-year-old Inyoung You is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Suffolk Superior Court....

Security guard charged in assault of 11-year-old shoplifter

Nov. 21, 2019 10:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A security guard has been indicted for allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old girl caught shoplifting from a Boston clothing store. Prosecutors says 36-year-old Mohammad Khan, of Cambridge, used excessive force to detain the girl at Primark on June 9. He allegedly pulled the girl back into the...

USA Hockey snub leads Alex Carpenter on Chinese adventure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:32 AM EST

Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. Time was of the essence because, immediately following the game, Alex Carpenter was boarding a flight for China,...

Simmons hits 1st career NBA 3-pointer in 76ers’ victory

Nov. 20, 2019 11:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wore a “Sesame Street” sweatshirt in the locker room, the classic characters lined up on the familiar street. The theme seemed appropriate for 76ers fans, because it was finally time to count Simmons’ 3-pointers. One! One 3-pointer for Ben Simmons! "Hold...

Boston overhauling pot review process to close race gap

Nov. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is overhauling its process of reviewing marijuana businesses to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry. The City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance calling for the creation of an independent Cannabis Board to oversee local...

20-year-old man in Brookline park dies

Nov. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a young man stabbed at a popular suburban Boston park has died of his injuries. A spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney’s office says 20-year-old Nicolas Kern was stabbed multiple times at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Amory Park in Brookline and died at...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide releases text messages

Nov. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student facing involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to take his life has released text messages suggesting she tried to intervene. The Boston Globe reports the text messages show Inyoung You begged Alexander Urtula not to harm himself and...

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to...

Federal judge tosses suit challenging Wynn’s casino license

Nov. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit accusing Wynn Resorts of cheating to win its casino license for Encore Boston Harbor. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse’s allegations do not constitute racketeering violations...