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Blind students says school separated her from service dog

Jan. 22, 2020 12:35 PM EST

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — A blind student sued her Massachusetts college, claiming the school violated her rights by separating her from her service dog and failing to accommodate her needs. Isabella Scott, who is legally blind, said her teachers insisted that having her service dog in lab classes at Curry...

Plans underway for Bob Cousy statue in Worcester

Jan. 22, 2020 12:00 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The management company that operates the DCU Center in Worcester is donating $150,000 to the city to fund a statue of former Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night accepting the gift from ASM Global/SMG Management, which...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer poses for a portrait in New York. Kramer, a founding member of the band, filed a lawsuit against his band mates in January 2020 in Massachusetts Superior Court in Boston, claiming he has been kept out of the band after he hurt his ankle in 2019 and missed some shows. The suit comes just as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy Awards events. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Jan. 22, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won't let him play as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week. Kramer, a founding member of the band launched in Boston, said in a lawsuit filed this month in Massachusetts Superior Court that...

Gov. Baker prepares to release proposed state budget plan

Jan. 22, 2020 10:08 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is preparing to release his state budget proposal for the new fiscal year a day after delivering his annual State of the Commonwealth address. The spending plan to be unveiled Wednesday marks the start of budget negotiations at the Massachusetts Statehouse for the 2021...

2 dead, 1 hurt in early morning crash in Massachusetts

Jan. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EST

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and a third person was injured in a crash early Wednesday morning not far from a Massachusetts high school, police said. The two-vehicle crash in Braintree occurred just after 4 a.m., police said. All three victims were male, but police did not immediately disclose...

Mother charged in college bribery case to plead guilty

Jan. 22, 2020 5:49 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman accused of paying a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University is expected to plead guilty Wednesday in federal court in Boston. Karen Littlefair, 57, is scheduled to appear in court after reaching a deal with prosecutors in December. The...

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker (16) as Panthers defenseman Riley Stillman pushes Zucker past the goalĀ during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

Jan. 22, 2020 2:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony...

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) beats Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nick Holden (22) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Krejci has goal, assist for Bruins in 3-2 win over Vegas

Jan. 21, 2020 11:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Down a goal entering the third period with a long layoff ahead, the Boston Bruins rallied their way to a win before the All-Star break. Jake DeBrusk tied it early in the third period and David Krejci got the go-ahead goal with 7:42 remaining, and the Bruins held on for a 3-2 victory over the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, waves at the conclusion of his state of the state address in the House Chamber, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Gov. Baker outlines goals in State of Commonwealth address

Jan. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said he wants to dramatically reduce the state's reliance on polluting fuels while expanding housing opportunities and upgrading the state's public transportation system. Baker outlined the goals Tuesday during his State of the Commonwealth address at the Massachusetts...

Protesters stand outside the federal courthouse where a hearing was scheduled for Northeastern University student Shahab Dehghani, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Boston. Dehghani arrived on a flight into Boston on Monday but was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at Logan International Airport and then was deported. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US

Jan. 21, 2020 6:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his native country, despite a court order temporarily staying his removal, immigration lawyers and civil rights groups said Tuesday. Shahab Dehghani, a 24-year-old economics...