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Women sue Musk's Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs

Dec. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EST

Two women who lost their jobs at Twitter when billionaire Elon Musk took over are suing the company in federal court, claiming that last month's abrupt mass layoffs disproportionately affected female employees. The discrimination lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges...

Man charged with hate crime released with conditions

Dec. 08, 2022 15:23 PM EST

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of saying “Go back to China” to a family of Asian descent and then twice striking one of them with his car was released with conditions at a court hearing Thursday. John Sullivan, 77, of Quincy, was deemed by a judge to be...

Nantucket's topless beaches bylaw approved by state

Dec. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket's beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general's office. The Gender Equality on Beaches bylaw amendment passed 327-242 at the resort island's town meeting in May,...

Some LGBTQ believers stick with faiths that repudiate them

Dec. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EST

When queer students at Yeshiva University sued the school for discrimination in spring 2021, critics were quick to question why LGBTQ students would opt for an Orthodox Jewish university in the first place. But for many LGBTQ Orthodox Jews, as with believers of other faiths, their...

Execution, not creativity the priority for Patriots offense

Dec. 06, 2022 16:33 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If the Patriots are going to fix their ongoing issues on offense, they will have to start by perfecting the things they’ve been struggling to do consistently over their first 12 games. On Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick doubled down on what he said during...

State sues company that failed to return N95 mask money

Dec. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has sued a company it alleges failed to reimburse the state nearly $3.5 million for hundreds of thousands of N95 masks it failed to deliver as promised early in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the suit filed Monday in...

Maye, Kancey, Elko, Verse highlight AP All-ACC selections

Dec. 06, 2022 14:04 PM EST

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is the unanimous choice as The Associated Press offensive player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pittsburgh tackle Calijah Kancey was named the league’s top defensive player. Duke’s Mike Elko, whose Blue Devils improved five...

Former B's coach Cassidy wins; Boston's home streak ends

Dec. 05, 2022 23:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights made former Boston coach Bruce Cassidy’s return a success on Reilly Smith’s score in the fifth round of the shootout, beating the Bruins 4-3 to end their NHL-record for home victories to open a season at 14 games on Monday night. The...

Gapare scores 15 off bench, UMass beats Albany (NY) 87-73

Dec. 05, 2022 22:49 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Tafara Gapare scored 15 points off of the bench to lead UMass over Albany (NY) 87-73 on Monday night. Gapare had five steals for the Minutemen (7-1). Isaac Kante was 5 of 5 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to add 14 points. Keon Thompson recorded...

Boston establishing 11 wastewater COVID-19 testing sites

Dec. 05, 2022 19:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is planning to establish 11 wastewater testing sites across the city to help monitor for spikes in the COVID-19 virus. The head of the Boston Public Health Commission said the city is partnering with vendors to create the sites as COVID-19 levels in wastewater...