Queen Latifah performs during the dress rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston.
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File
AP News
October 22, 2019 - 9:45 am
Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
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A ninth person has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare mosquito-borne illness.
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September 25, 2019 - 9:56 am
A ninth person has died from Eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne illness. This year's EEE outbreak has been particularly severe, with 27 human cases of the virus in six states since August.
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Saoirse Kennedy Hill
Elise Amendola/AP
August 02, 2019 - 7:15 am
UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. ___ BOSTON (AP) — A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 while running for president, has died. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was 22. The Kennedy family confirmed the death in a statement Thursday night after police responded to a call about a possible drug...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court in Nantucket, Mass. A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
July 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Massachusetts resort island bar in 2016 asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify after being questioned by the actor's lawyer about text messages the defense claims were deleted...
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Jewish cemetery vandalized
Fall River Police Department
March 21, 2019 - 3:05 pm
(CNN) — Nearly five dozen gravesites at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were vandalized with anti-Semitic phrases and images, police said. Fifty-nine gravestones at the Hebrew Cemetery were marked with swastikas and derogatory phrases in black magic marker, the Fall River Police Department said...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey departs from district court after arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, Mass.
Steven Senne/AP Photo, File
March 04, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Attorneys for Kevin Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016. RELATED: Kevin Spacey's lawyers enter not guilty plea in sex assault A pretrial hearing is set for Monday in the...
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Michelle Carter, 22, second left, appears in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass. Monday, February 11, 2019 for a hearing on her prison sentence as lawyer Joe Cataldo speaks at the podium.
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February 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas. Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months...
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In this June 8, 2017 file photo, Michelle Carter sits in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass.
Charles Krupa/AP Photo, Pool, File
February 06, 2019 - 11:32 am
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court. The Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court...
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A supporter of Initiative 1631 holds a sign referencing the Nisqually Indian Tribe during a rally supporting the November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
November 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and...
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Mary Schwalm/AP
November 06, 2018 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday's midterm elections. The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women...
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