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Baker takes aim at 'surprise' bills in health care overhaul

Oct. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker introduced legislation Friday aimed at overhauling Massachusetts' health care system by restricting how hospitals and doctors bill patients and requiring walk-in clinics to treat low-income patients on Medicaid. Outlining the effort, the Republican governor said it's...

Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam. Robert Flaxman, 63, of Los Angeles, was sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and...

Army Corps considers turning Cape Cod bridges over to state

Oct. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has discussed the possibility of giving the state control of two narrow and often backed-up bridges that carry traffic across the Cape Cod Canal. The Corps oversees the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. It issued a draft report this month that...

BC turns to Grosel at QB for game against NC State

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is turning to sophomore Dennis Grosel at quarterback against North Carolina State to try to end a two-game losing streak and keep the Eagles' hopes of a bowl game alive. Grosel came in during the second quarter of the Oct. 5 game against Louisville after Anthony Brown suffered ...

USS Constitution celebrates birthday with Boston Harbor tour

Oct. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution has sailed in Boston Harbor to celebrate its 222nd birthday and the U.S. Navy's birthday. The ship left Charlestown Navy Yard Friday morning and headed to Fort Independence on Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. The event celebrates the birthday of "Old Ironsides," the...

Remains of Massachusetts airman killed in WWII identified

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran were accounted for Aug. 9. The 22-year-old from the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of...

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3

Oct. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a slow start to win their second straight game and gain some much-needed momentum. Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and Tampa Bay beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night. After the first three shooters for both sides failed, Stamkos put...

Former troopers face charges for illegal firearm disposal

Oct. 17, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two retired Massachusetts State Police troopers face criminal charges for allegedly accepting free guns from a state-contracted firearms dealer and accepting personalized assault rifles from a gunmaker seeking business with the state. Court records indicate that former lieutenant Paul M....

Man implicated in unsolved 1990s rapes to be arraigned

Oct. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who fled Massachusetts 16 years ago and was arrested in Maine this summer will be arraigned in connection with a pair of unsolved rapes from the 1990s. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says 61-year-old Ivan Keith will be arraigned Friday in Fall...

Accountant convicted of helping ex-state senator defraud IRS

Oct. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant has been convicted by a federal grand jury of conspiring with a former state senator to defraud the IRS. Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 67-year-old John Nardozzi, of Waltham, Massachusetts, was convicted Wednesday of defrauding the IRS of approximately $600,000....