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Colleges weigh fate of students with tainted applications

Mar. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud? The University of Southern California announced late Monday it had placed holds on an undisclosed...

Anti-Semitic messages, Nazi imagery defile Jewish cemetery

Mar. 19, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts as a hate crime. Fall River police say the vandalism at Hebrew Cemetery occurred over the weekend. Sgt. J.T. Hoar says police were alerted on Sunday by a...

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

Mar. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, to an organization that works to end human trafficking. Markey received $3,600 in donations from Kraft during the...

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 19, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC announced the...

District attorney: Accelerants found in home where 5 died

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have found evidence that accelerants were used to start a fire at a Massachusetts home in which a family of five was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington on Monday said investigators located evidence of an accelerant in...

'Both sides of the binary:' Exhibit explores gender, fashion

Mar. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When actor Billy Porter unveiled his combination tuxedo-ball gown at the Oscars last month, it got people talking. Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series "Pose," had bucked traditional Academy Award attire — fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men. A...

Nuggets clinch playoff berth with 114-105 win over Celtics

Mar. 18, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton added 20...

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

Mar. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to...

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

Mar. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge. The Providence Journal reports that Marisa Cloutier-Bristol says in her lawsuit against Women & Infants...

Warren embraces underdog role as she faces 2020 challenges

Mar. 18, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her...