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Judge weighs lawsuit on ending of Liberian immigrant program

Oct. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts is weighing the Trump administration's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its decision to end a humanitarian program allowing Liberian immigrants to live and work in the country. Judge Timothy Hillman is holding a hearing Wednesday in Worcester...

Woman runs own half marathon after mix-up with UK race

Sep. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman thought she was signing up to run a half marathon near her home, not across the Atlantic Ocean. Sheila Pereira learned too late that the Worcester City Half Marathon was actually being held in Worcester, England, and not Worcester, Massachusetts, on Sept. 15....

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Aug. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company. GateHouse and Gannett say...

Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Dana Pullman, the former head of the State Police...