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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

Jan. 19, 2020 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective...

Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr (30) dunks in the first half of an ACC college basketball game against Boston College on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Allison Lee Isley/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Childress, Wake Forest beat Boston College 80-62

Jan. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — With one of his forwards out of the lineup Sunday, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning doubled down on his big men, and it paid off in the Demon Deacons’ 80-62 victory over Boston College. Brandon Childress scored 20 points and big men Olivier Sarr and Ody Oguama combined for...

Man arrested and charged in casino robbery

Jan. 19, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who police say robbed a man at knifepoint at a Rhode Island casino has been arrested. Police in Lincoln, Rhode Island, say 30-year-old Anthony McClain, of Framingham, Massachusetts has been charged with first-degree robbery. They say McClain stole a 69-year-old...

2 priests suspended amid decades old abuse complaints

Jan. 19, 2020 3:32 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two retired Catholic priests in Massachusetts have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse. The Diocese of Fall River said Sunday that Fathers James Buckley and Edward Byington have been accused of abusing minors decades ago. The diocese didn't specify the nature...

2 men escape truck that plunged into frozen pond

Jan. 19, 2020 2:38 PM EST

WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) — Two men have escaped from a truck that plunged into a frozen pond early Sunday morning in Massachusetts. Walpole Police Chief Joseph Carmichael said the pickup truck somehow “slid off” the street and crashed into a nearby pond. The truck was submerged in about 10 feet...

Another Holy Cross rower released from hospital after crash

Jan. 19, 2020 1:12 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Another member of the Holy Cross women's rowing team has been released from the hospital after a crash in Florida that killed a teammate, the college announced Sunday. Paige Cohen, a junior from Atlanta, was released from Lanwood Regional Meidcal Center on Saturday afternoon, the...

Bill would let 16 and 17-year-olds vote in local elections

Jan. 19, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would give cities and towns greater leeway in allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections. On Wednesday, the Joint Committee on Election Laws is planning to hold a public hearing at the Statehouse on a number of bills...

2 men killed in overnight crash

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two men died in Massachusetts early Sunday morning after the car they were driving in struck a tree. The Brockton Enterprise reports the crash happened around 1:25 a.m. in Brockton, a city near the Rhode Island state line. Officials say the car had been travelling north on Main...

The MBTA is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars

Jan. 19, 2020 10:16 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — No Charlie Card required to board these MBTA trains. Just about $500 cash. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars. To make room for hundreds of news cars coming in the years ahead and to comply with safety laws, the MBTA removes...

Warmer temps, sun after region sees 2 to 4 inches of snow

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Warmer temperatures and sun are greeting Southern New England after its first significant winter storm of 2020 brought a few inches of snow. The storm that arrived in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the late afternoon Saturday and lasted into the early morning hours Sunday...