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Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Sep. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in Massachusetts disclosed that Facebook had suspended 69,000 apps. In the...

Patriots release Antonio Brown after another accusation

Sep. 20, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

After social media complaints, Brady makes nice with refs

Sep. 20, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A day after complaining on social media that there were too many penalties in the game he was watching on TV, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tried to make nice with the NFL referees. "I'm very pro-ref," Brady said in the New England locker room on Friday. Brady was tweeting a...

Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown

Sep. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown.

Thousands of youths turn out for Boston climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of young climate change activists have marched and rallied in Boston as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action. The high school age students who organized the event walked out of classes Friday. They were bolstered by supporters coming from earlier rallies on the...

Massachusetts reports 2nd death from mosquito-borne virus

Sep. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials say a second person has died from a rare, mosquito-borne virus. The state Department of Public Health said Friday that laboratory testing has confirmed the case is the 10th human incidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus this season. Officials say...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor? Hartford Courant Sept. 20 Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are awash on tides of public outcry. Thursday night's grocery tax reversal is just the latest in a series of ham-handed executions...

Woman convicted in texting suicide case denied parole

Sep. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. The state Parole Board announced Friday it rejected Michelle Carter's bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. Carter appeared before the...

Boston zoo's beloved 14-year-old white tiger dies

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger has died after a brief battle with cancer. The Franklin Park Zoo says its tiger Luther was recently diagnosed with an "undifferentiated round cell tumor" and stopped responding to medication. The zoo decided to euthanize him Thursday as Luther's health...

Man sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife

Sep. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of killing his estranged wife while their children and grandchildren were in the next room has been sentenced. Fifty-three-year-old Douglas Steeves was found guilty Thursday of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The...