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Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Nov. 12, 2019 7:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday's ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil...

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Nov. 12, 2019 7:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago. A Dec. 10 hearing has...

Commission's order supports ban on marijuana vaping products

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The state's four-month ban on marijuana oil vaping products will remain in place after the state's Cannabis Control Commission issued a quarantine order Tuesday. The order targets vape pens, vape cartridges, aerosol products, and inhalers that use oil-based vaping materials. It doesn't apply...

Guilty verdict in trial of man charged in trooper's death

Nov. 12, 2019 4:23 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man blamed with causing the death of a state police trooper has been convicted of manslaughter. David Njuguna (en-juh-GOO'-nuh) was found guilty Tuesday by a judge of involuntary manslaughter in the March 2016 death of Trooper Thomas Clardy. Judge Janet Kenton-Walker...

Researchers tag 50 sharks off Cape Cod this season

Nov. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers have fitted 50 great white sharks found in Cape Cod waters this season with tracking and data-logging devices to study how the species kills seals to benefit public safety. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy uses two tags to study behavior — a standard acoustic...

Gas up 3 cents per gallon in Massachusetts

Nov. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has increased 3 cents as trade tensions between the U.S. and China cool. AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.51 per gallon. That is a dime lower than the national average, and 23...

Vermont police seeking pickup info in shooting investigation

Nov. 12, 2019 2:50 PM EST

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a silver pickup truck seen near the location in Rockingham where a Boston delivery-truck driver was shot to death. Police made the call Tuesday for information about the vehicle, believed to be a 2016...

Man charged with sexual assault on college campus

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault on a Massachusetts college campus has pleaded not guilty. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 21-year-old Khyrin McCarthy was arrested in Boston last Thursday in connection with an assault at Massachusetts College of Liberal...

Meet one of the state's more than 10,000 'super commuters'

Nov. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six days a week, Ricarte Burgos wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to drive halfway across Massachusetts to get to work. Fortunately, the 40-year-old Springfield resident narrowly avoids the morning traffic jam along the Massachusetts Turnpike at that hour. But the journey carries with it...

Student aids human trafficking victims

Nov. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EST

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Human trafficking is an uncomfortable topic to discuss at any age. But at 15, Jemima Robins isn't afraid to talk about it. The Lynnfield High School sophomore learned victims can be as young as 14, they are often runaways or homeless who are separated from their families, and a safe...