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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Black boxes in cars must be priority Altoona Mirror Oct. 16 Most Pennsylvania motorists, at least the owners or leasers of many newer models, probably are unaware that their personal vehicles might be equipped with a...

Business owner gets 3 weeks for rigging son's ACT exam

Oct. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison after she was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam and of falsely listing him as a racial minority on college applications. Marjorie Klapper, 51, of Menlo Park, California, pleaded...

Wynn announces management changes at Boston-area casino

Oct. 16, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened. The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio will be replaced by Brian Gullbrants, who most recently led food and beverage operations at the Everett...

Civil War memorial to be taken down for restoration

Oct. 15, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Civil War monument standing across the street from the Massachusetts State House will be taken down for a makeover. The Boston Globe reports the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial in Boston will be removed from its base and transported offsite so it can be restored,...

Expectations still high for Celtics after Irving's departure

Oct. 15, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics. Not living up to them despite having such a stacked roster the past two seasons was a little tougher to digest. The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent. The...

Drone spotted near aircraft that took off from Boston

Oct. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say the crew of a plane that took off from Boston's Logan International Airport spotted a drone at a higher-than-allowed altitude. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Boutique Airlines Pilatus PC-12 reported seeing "an unmanned aircraft" off its right wing at about 2,800...

7th grader inspires bill letting restaurants stock EpiPens

Oct. 15, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first time Kennedy Pelletier had an allergic reaction, she was eating at a restaurant at Disney, and didn't know what the problem was. Pelletier, of Wilbraham, later discovered she was severely allergic to fish, shellfish and seafood. A year and a half ago, she had another reaction after...

Pastrnak scores 4 goals to carry Bruins past Ducks 4-2

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins' top line is rolling, pushing aside any talk of a Stanley Cup hangover. David Pastrnak scored a career-high four goals on Monday for his fifth career hat trick, leading the Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. "I think the best thing that happened to our group was...

Gas explosion, fire displaces 150 people in Boston

Oct. 13, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A gas explosion and fire at a Boston apartment building has displaced about 150 people. Fire officials say no injuries were reported at the 40-unit residential building in the Mattapan neighborhood. The explosion and fire were reported early Saturday afternoon. Authorities say there's about...

Hearing set in suit challenging state's vaping products ban

Oct. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products. The hearing Tuesday in Boston federal court is expected to focus on the vaping industry's request to temporarily lift the ban while the broader case is decided. U.S....